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Microboards: A way of building and sustaining a good life for people with a...

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Training Room 1, Gungahlin Library

Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Hibberson St

Gungahlin, ACT 2912

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Are you worried about what will happen to your disabled family member when you are no longer able to support them?

Are you stuck for ideas helping them to have a good life?

Got some great ideas but too exhausted and busy to implement them?

Not happy with your paid services?

Forming a microboard around your family member with a disability might be a great solution for you.

A microboard is a small group of people, typically committed family and friends of a person who experiences challenges in life. The microboard works with the person to help them plan and achieve their goals for a good life.

Depending on a person’s particular needs, a Microboard’s role can include assisting with coordinating support services, finding and keeping employment and facilitating friendships.

This workshop will introduce you to what a microboard is and how they can be set up and run.

Topics Covered

  • What is a Microboard?

  • Why have a Microboard?

  • Understanding Microboard values and principles and what they look like in action

  • What kind of work do Microboards do?

  • Identifying and inviting people to be part of a Microboard

  • Incorporation & writing your constitution

  • Roles & responsibilities of members

  • What happens when the board makes a decision you dont like?

  • Planning with your Microboard

  • Running a Microboard meeting

  • Collaborating to solve problems

  • Setting up your Microboard as an Employer

  • Managing staff

  • PODIO – An online collaboration tool useful for managing staff and your Microboard

  • Monitoring your success and dealing with things that go wrong.

  • Next steps

Presenters

Jaquie Mills

Jaquie is a Director at Microboards Australia and is based in Perth. She is also a parent of a young man with complex disability and challenging behaviours who has a Microboard. Jaquie trained as a high school teacher and is passionate about individualised service provision. She is an advisor to individuals and families with WA’s Individualised Services.

Sheree is a Director of Microboards Australia and is based in Canberra. She is the mother of a young man with a complex disability. She has a powerful personal story that many families can relate to and enjoys sharing how she went from being a tired single mum that saw no future for herself or her son to working with a Microboard and building a life for him that is embedded in his local community where he is happy and thriving. Her 15 years as a teacher and university lecturer has given her excellent skills in speaking, teaching, advocacy and mentoring.

You can read a bit more about Sheree and Jaquie’s personal story here.

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Training Room 1, Gungahlin Library

Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Hibberson St

Gungahlin, ACT 2912

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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