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Community of Practice – 23 August 2018

by Leadership Western Australia and Diverse Leadership Inc.

Leadership WA Community of Practice Event – Thursday 23 August 2018

Hello Members,

Please join us at this upcoming event. See information from Linda Morton of Leadership WA and if you have any questions please contact Linda on 9369 6777 or email Linda at linda.morton@leadershipwa.org.au

Please RSVP by 13 August.

Bye for now Erika Webb – Friday 27 July 2018
Diverse Leadership Inc Social Media Manager
info@diverseleadership.com.au

Invite: Leadership WA Community of Practice Event

Good afternoon,

Dominique Mecoy, Leadership WA CEO, invites you to a Leadership WA Community of Practice event. This event is presented in collaboration with the State Government Supporting Communities Forum.

This Community of Practice comprises graduates of our previous LeadAbility courses and members of Diverse Leadership Inc, along with Leadership WA Alumni and sector representatives.

This session will run in three parts:

Speaker Session:
You will firstly hear from Fadzi Whande (Signature Participant 2017), Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist; award-winning Social Justice Advocate; Facilitator; Keynote Speaker; and Manager, Inclusion, and Diversity for the University of Western Australia. Fadzi will talk about her leadership journey and there will be an opportunity for Q&A following her presentation.

Facilitated Discussion:
Following this presentation, you will hear from Suzi Cowcher (Signature Participant 2010), former CEO of The Ability Centre; and representative on the State Government Supporting Communities Forum. The Supporting Communities Forum’s function is to support the implementation of the State Government’s Supporting Communities Policy with a focus on working with the sector to maximise opportunities to deliver quality services, by building a relationship based on partnership, collaboration and mutual respect between both sectors.

Suzi will share information on the Forum and ask for your thoughts on how to seek feedback from people with lived experience of disability. This is an excellent opportunity to provide your direct input on what are the key issues for people with a disability where community and government collaboration would be most valued.

Networking:
Following this session, you will have the opportunity to network with each other, Leadership WA Alumni, DLI Board members, and the Supporting Communities Forum representatives to further build relationships.

DATE:
Thursday 23 August 2018

TIME:
4.30pm to 7.00pm

Please arrive at 4.15pm as seated formalities will commence at 4.30pm sharp.

VENUE:
Level 1, Bankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth WA

To register your attendance please clicking on the link below, indicating on the RSVP if you will require AUSLAN interpretation for this event. Kindly RSVP by 13th August.

Register for Community of Practice Event:
Eventbrite link

Alternatively you can RSVP by contacting Linda Morton at Leadership WA on 9369 6777 or email Linda at linda.morton@leadershipwa.org.au

If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest regards,
Linda Morton
Alumni Relations Coordinator
9369 6777
0429 515 772
linda.morton@leadershipwa.org.au
300 Murray Street Perth WA 6000
PO Box 7793 Cloisters Square WA 6850
www.leadershipwa.org.au
Championing Courageous Leadership

Deafblind Western Australia Annual Planning Day – June 2018

Deafblind Western Australia Annual Planning Day – June 2018
Session Presenter Diverse Leadership Inc Board member – Jane Hannay

All Deafblind West Australian members were invited to attended the Governance training to learn more about the responsibilities of being on a Board and how to run an incorporated organisation. The session was presented by Jane Hannay of Diverse Leadership Inc.

Where:
Balmoral Hotel – meeting room 2 – upstairs
901 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park

When:
Saturday the 23rd of June, 2018
9.00 am to 3:30 pm

Deafblind West Australians provides support and network opportunities for people living with deafblindness in Western Australia. Deafblind West Australia represents people who are deafblind living in Western Australia. This group is currently run by Members and supported by Senses Australia with the intention of becoming autonomous.

Community of Practice – 26 April 2018

by Leadership Western Australia and Diverse Leadership Inc.

Thursday. 26 April 2018
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm AWST

Bankwest Place
Level 1, 300 Murray Street
Perth, WA 6163

PLEASE NOTE – Change of Guest Speaker from David Fyfe to Ben Aldridge.

As past graduates of our Leadership WA course Leadability or as members of Diverse Leadership Inc, we are very pleased to invite you to a Leadership WA Community of Practice event.

This is an opportunity for you to join your fellow graduates from several Leadability cohorts and to be inspired by two amazing speakers, each with their own unique story to share. You will have a chance to network and meet more of the Leadership WA team as we are keen to stay connected with you.

In particular, our new CEO Dominique Mecoy would like to meet with you to talk about the vision ahead for Leadership WA and how you may wish to be a part of that exciting vision.

More details below.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

We look forward to seeing you there, 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start.

RSVP via email: info@diverseleadership.com.au
or
RSVP via Eventbrite:
Eventbrite Link

Our speakers will share their experiences of leadership through adversity.

Ben Aldridge.
Ben Aldridge – Professional Speaker at 30 Foot Drop. Experienced Professional Speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Inspiration, Mental Health, Disabilities, Adverse Events, and Resiliency. Strong media and communication professional with a background in Work Health & Safety.

Eddie Szczepanik
Known as “Famous Eddie” in the Deafblind Community. Eddie was born profoundly deaf, and diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in his twenties and then subsequently with Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome is a genetic disorder which leads to Deafblindness. A member of Senses Australia since 2006, Eddie is a founding member of the Ushers Support Group, now known as the Deafblind West Australians, of which he is Chairperson. He provides mentoring and role modelling to group members. Eddie also plays an active role as an ambassador for Senses; providing training, facilitating workshops, raising awareness of Deafblindness and advocating on behalf of the Deaf and Deafblind Community, all on a volunteer basis.
Eddie, is part of the Defying Adversity Group who are walking the Bibbulmun Track in stages, not only as a personal challenge, but to raise funds and awareness about Deafblindness, Usher Syndrome and Senses Australia.
He has been involved in the NDIS since the beginning as a participant and also as a contributor to various panels. NDIS has allowed Eddie to pursue many new activities and to actively grow as an advocate and leader in this community.

Please join us.

RSVP via email:
or
RSVP via Eventbrite:
Eventbrite link

LeadAbility Graduation

Diverse Leadership Inc (DLI) was invited to speak to the graduating LeadAbility participants. Jane Hannay, Board Member, represented DLI. We hope to have contact with the graduates in the future and wish them all the best on their individual leadership journeys.

Congratulations to all the graduates, it was wonderful to meet you and hear about some of your experiences, projects and plans.

To find out more about the LeadAbility program go to LeadAbility Program

The Aspiring Leaders Program presents ‘Styled for Success’

Diverse Leadership Inc supports:

‘Styled for Success’

How we dress for meetings and interviews is important – Vinnie’s will show us how to put an outfit together without spending big.

http://www.styledforsuccess.com.au/about/

Tuesday July 26th 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Please arrive before session starts, the room will be open from 1.15pm

At the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) office – on the corner of Marion Street and Railway Parade in Midland.
Street parking is available.To register contact:Jane at E-QUAL on 9389 9930 or jane@e-qual.net

Please let us know if you have any access requirements

This program is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency St Vinnie’s will have a donation bin in the room – so clean out your wardrobe before you come and donate your items to help others dress for success!

The Aspiring Leaders Program presents “Speaking in Public”

Have you ever had the perfect comment to make at a meeting, but not had the confidence to say it?

Does the thought of speaking in public make you tremble at the knees?

Would you like to tell your story?

Come along and hear some tips from Peter Dhu, an expert in public speaking, who has helped many others have their say with confidence. http://www.peterdhu.com.au

Tuesday May 10th 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Please arrive before the session starts, the room will be open from 1.15pm

At the NDIA office – on the corner of Marion Street and Railway Parade in Midland.

Street parking is available.To register contact:Jane Hannay at E-QUAL on 9389 9930 or jane@e-qual.net

Please let us know if you have any access requirements.

This program is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency

Research How can services become safer for people with disabilities?

Diverse Leadership members are taking part in a focus group run by Marg Pickup a project officer from Curtin University on Safer Services for people with disabilities on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at 2 pm at Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) 320 Rokeby Road, Subiaco. Participants are welcome.

Safer Services:
What is this study about? With funding from Lotterywest, National Disability Services Western Australia (NDS WA) and Curtin University are working together to better understand how services can help to keep people with disabilities safe.

Who can participate in this study? People using disability services, people working in disability organisations or other people involved, for example: parents, carers and advocates. If you are not a paid employee of a disability service organisation or allied agency, you will be offered a $30 gift voucher or movie pass in appreciation for your participation.

What will you be asked to do? In an interview or group discussion a Curtin researcher will ask you about how safe you think disability services are and how services could be better at keeping people with disabilities safe. The discussion may take 1 hour or as long as you want to talk. The discussion will be recorded. Participation is voluntary and you may stop participating at any time without reason or consequence. You are welcome to have a support person with you during the interview, if you wish.

How will this study be useful? Your information will help us to develop resources for services that make them better at keeping people with disabilities safe.

How will your information be protected? All information will be kept in locked cabinets at Curtin University. It will only be available to members of the Curtin research team. Members of the team are bound to keep research data confidential. When reports and articles are written about the study, information will be presented so that the reader cannot know from whom the information came or to which service it refers.

Are there any risks? You might become upset thinking about situations where services have not been safe. If so, you can stop the discussion at any time and then decide if you want your information to be used. If the interviewer sees that you feel upset, you will be asked if you want to stop the discussion. If you are feeling upset it can help to talk to a friend or family member or to contact your GP/local counselling services. You can also call Lifeline for counselling and crisis support on 13 11 14. The interviewer will ask you if you want him/her to call you the next day and talk about how you feel.

What do you do if you want to participate or if you want more information? You contact Marita Falkmer by phone (08 9266 3606), email (marita.falkmer@curtin.edu.au) or by returning the attached form to her. If you choose to participate, we will agree on a time and place for the interview/ discussion that that suits you.

Thank you for considering participating in this study.

This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number HR 26/2015). The Committee is comprised of members of the public, academics, lawyers, doctors and pastoral carers. If needed, verification of approval can be obtained either by writing to the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee, c/- Office of Research and Development, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845 or by telephoning 9266 2784 or by emailing hrec@curtin.edu.au

The Aspiring Leaders Program presents ‘Let’s talk about advocacy’

‘Let’s talk about advocacy’

What does advocacy mean?

What is self-advocacy?

When do you need advocacy?

Tuesday March 1st 1.30 – 3.30pm

Guest speaker Julia Hawkins of Perth Home Care Services and a panel of advocacy experts to answer questions

Nihal Iscel from Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
Megan Butt from Midlas
Carol Franklin from People With disabilities WA (PWdWA)

At the NDIA office – on the corner of Marion Street and

Railway Parade in Midland. Street parking is available.

Please let us know you are attending and if you have any access needs,

Contact Jane at E-QUAL on 9389 9930 or jane@e-qual.net

This program is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency

Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN)

Youth Disability Advocacy Network Launch !

The Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) is a network of young people with disabilities, their families, friends, supporters, youth workers, disability sector workers, organisations and others from around WA who support young people with disabilities. We aim to support the advocacy, rights and inclusion for young people with a disability in WA.

Friday, 9 October 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AWST)

With the support of Inclusion WA and YACWA, YDAN would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of celebrating the launch of the network and the opportunity to meet our steering committee. A light afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP: YDAN Launch RSVP
Register by the 28th of Septemeber. Alternatively you can contact Eloise at ydanetwork@gmail.com or 9201 8900 for further information.

Please note the venue is accesible and only a short walk from the Perth Train Station.

Anyone can join the network, and it’s as easy as following the directions here to join our mailing list. It’s also the best way to stay up to date and find out about any events.

Perth Town Hall
Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000
Australia
Friday, 9 October 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AWST)

Logo of Youth Disability Advocacy Network in black words on white background and Image of words Loud-Speaker
Logo of Youth Disability Advocacy Network – YDAN

The YDAN will be led by a steering committee of young people with a disability aged between 12 and 25, and we are currently accepting expressions of interest for these positions!! As a member of the steering committee, you will be responsible for attending monthly meetings, creating a plan for the network, writing grant applications, planning events and working with other young people. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please complete the attached form and return by Monday 4pm August 10th.

Anyone can join the network, and it’s as easy as following the directions here to join our mailing list. It’s also the best way to stay up to date and find out about any events such as our launch (which will take part in the coming months). You can also follow our goings on by hitting ‘Like’ on the Facebook page –
YDAN Facebook page.

If you would like more information, or would like to talk to someone about YDAN, call (08) 9201 8900 and ask for either Eloise or Jess. You can also email ydanetwork@gmail.com with any questions.

EVENT – Aspiring Leaders Program NDIS

• Do you want to be part of the future of the NDIA and service delivery in WA?
• Do you want to know more about leadership?
• Do you have an intellectual disability, live in the Perth Hills Area and are 18 or older?

Then come and talk to us about the Aspiring Leaders Program.
Wednesday October 14th 2.30 – 3.30pm

This will be the final information session
At the NDIA office – the brown and blue building on the corner of Marion Street and Railway Parade in Midland.
Street parking is available.

Want to know more or let us know you are coming along?

Contact Jane at E-QUAL on 08 9389 9930 or Jane at E-Qual or you are welcome to bring someone with you on the day.

Please let us know if you have any access needs.

Application Form:
This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency

About you
Name:

Are you 18 years or older? Yes No

Do you have an intellectual disability? Yes No

Are you registered with the NDIA? Yes Not yet

Home address:

Suburb:

Postcode:

Mobile:

Email:

Why do you want to do this Leadership program?

What would you like to do to make West Australian disability services better?

Please provide contact details for two people who think this would be a good program for you.

Person one
Name:
How do they know you?
Mobile:
Email:

Person two
Name:
How do they know you?
Mobile:
Email:

Please return this form to:
Jane Hannay
E-QUAL
PO box 200
Nedlands
WA 6009

Or Jane at E-Qual
If you have any questions call on 9389 9930