Events and Meetings

2018

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
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

Diverse Leadership (Inc.)
Notice of Diverse Leadership Shared Learning Meeting.

Next Diverse Leadership Inc Shared Meeting – 1st March 2018 at 6 pm

Notice is hereby given that the Diverse Leadership Shared Learning Meeting will be held on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 6pm in the 1st floor meeting room of Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park.

Please indicate any access requirements: Auslan Interpreters, dietary requirements, alternative accessible format of documents.

All welcome. Please RSVP to info@diverseleadership.com.au by Monday 26th February 2018

2017

Diverse Leadership (Inc.)
Notice of Diverse Leadership 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Diverse Leadership Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 December 2017. The AGM will be held at 5pm in the 1st floor meeting room of Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park.

See Facebook event page:
DLI AGM

Please indicate any access requirements: Auslan Interpreters, dietary requirements, alternative accessible format of documents.

All welcome. Please RSVP to info@diverseleadership.com.au by Friday 8 December 2017

Previous Meetings
Diverse Leadership Inc Meeting Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 5:30 in Nedlands

Diverse Leadership Inc.

Agenda for a Diverse Leadership Shared Learning meeting on Wednesday 8th February 2016 to be held at E-Qual office on 18 Stirling Highway, Nedlands from 5:30 pm.

Please call 0401 667 555 (Jane) on arrival. There are two visitor bays at the building, street parking is available on Bruce Street.

RSVP’s are required by Monday 6th February. info@diverseleadership.com.au

Mission:

Developing the capacity of people with disability to act as leaders in business, government, community or wherever their interests lie.

Agenda
5.30 – 6.30pm – Shared learning with possible Guest Speaker
· Shared Learning
6.30 – 7.30pm – Board meeting – 2017 planning session
1. Welcome and apologies
2. Project planning session for 2017
3. Date for the next meeting
4. Meeting Close

RSVP’s are required by Monday 6th February. info@diverseleadership.com.au

Website: www.diverseleadership.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DiverseLeadership/
Twitter: @DiverseLeaderWA https://twitter.com/diverseleaderwa

2016

Next Diverse Leadership Shared Learning Meeting – Monday 21 November 2016.
Please RSVP by Saturday 19 November to info@diverseleadership.com.au

Agenda for a Diverse Leadership Shared Learning meeting to be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth on Monday 21 November 2016 at 5.30pm.

Please note:
After the meeting if you would like to join us we will find a nice place for dinner.

Mission:
Developing the capacity of people with disability to act as leaders in business, government, community or wherever their interests lie.

Agenda

1. Welcome and apologies
2. Minutes of previous meeting and matters / actions arising
3. Correspondence in and out
4. Funding opportunities
5. General business

· Shared Learning

6. Date for the next meeting (to be confirmed)
7. Meeting Close

Bye for now Erika Webb
Social Media Manager
Diverse Leadership Inc
info@diverseleadership.com.au
041 991 8264
Website: www.diverseleadership.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DiverseLeadership/
Twitter: @DiverseLeaderWA https://twitter.com/diverseleaderwa

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!

Diverse Leadership Inc 2016 Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22 September 2016

Date Thursday 22 September 2016
Time 2 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) – 320 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

Also a discussed during the meeting about shared learning.

RSVP by Monday 15 September 2016 by email to info@diverseleadership.com.au

PREVIOUS EVENTS AND MEETINGS

2016

June DLI meeting 30 june 2016.
Guest Speaker Jenny Gleson of NDS WA will be speaking about the NDS Complaints Project.
This will be a roundtable discussion of DLI members and interested people.
Date Thursday 30 June 2016
Time 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) – 320 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
RSVP by Monday 27 June 2016 by email to info@diverseleadership.com.au
Project Brief
1. Assist WA disability sector organisations (DSOs) to develop positive complaints cultures which empower people with disability families and carers to understand how to provide feedback and complaints, and feel confident and comfortable with providing feedback and complaints about the supports and services they receive.
2. Develop sector understanding of complaints processes – those both internal and external of the organisation. For example DSO, Disability Service Commission and Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO) processes.
3. Develop sector understanding of reporting and capacity to respond to serious and sentinel events.
4. Ensure staff in DSOs understand how best to provide support to people with disability, their families and carers, and/or how to empower people with disability to provide feedback and complaints and how to respond to people with disability, families and carers when issues and incidents are raised or have occurred.
5. Similarly ensure staff in DSOs understand how they can raise concerns, or provide feedback and complaints about issues or incidents.
Come along and share your views.

May DLI meeting.
The next meeting of Diverse Leadership Incorporated will take place on:
Thursday 5 May 2016, at 2pm, at the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) – 320 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
Any suggestions of topics for our Shared Learning part of the meeting will be appreciated!
Just something to add to your diaries! Please let me know via e-mail if you cannot attend.
See you then!
Thanks and regards,
Erin Marshall
(Current President – DLI Incorporated)

March DLI meeting
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.

The Aspiring Leaders Program NDIS 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
At the NDIA office – on the corner of Marion Street and Railway Parade in Midland. Street parking is available.
Contact Jane at E-QUAL on 9389 9930 or jane@e-qual.net

DLI Annual General Meeting 2016 on 4th February 2016..
The inaugural Diverse Leadership(Inc) Annual General Meeting will be held at 3pm on 4 February, in the meeting room of Ethnic Disability Advocacy Center, 320 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

2015

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
Perth Town Hall, Hay Street, Perth, WA 600

Diverse Leadership Inc Meeting Thursday 8th October 2015.
At this meeting we will have Violet Dhu as a Guest Speaker talking about Leadership Opportunities, especially but not exclusively for women.
Violet Dhu contact information.
Mobile : 0408 930 993
Email : violet@violetdhu.com.au
Website : violetdhu.com.au
The meeting will be held at:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Thursday 8 October 2015
Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
320 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
(08) 9388 7455

Aspiring Leaders Program NDIS.
Then come and talk to us about the Aspiring Leaders Program.
Wednesday October 14th 2.30 – 3.30pm
At the NDIA office – the brown and blue building on the corner of Marion Street and Railway Parade in Midland.
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.

GOT2ACT Wednesday 28 October 2015
Senses Australia and Sense UK proudly present GOT2ACT, a drama group who is travelling to Perth from Cornwall, England.
GOT2ACT members are young people who have a keen interest in the performing arts and are all deafblind.
GOT2ACT will be performing two short plays on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.
6pm – arrival
6pm – 6:30pm – pre-performance drinks available for purchase
6:30pm – performance 1
7pm – interval
7:20pm – performance 2
8pm – end
Venue
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Perth, Western Australia 6019
Contact Details:
Angela Wills
Email – angela.wills@senses.org.au
Telephone – 08 9473 5400

Aspiring Leaders Program NDIS
Saturday September 19th 3 – 4pm or
Wednesday September 23rd 5 – 6pm
At the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA office – the brown and blue building on the corner of Marion Street and Railway
Contact Jane at E-QUAL on 9389 9930 or jane@e-qual.net

LeadAbility Training
Empowering leadership beyond disability
Inspiring Today’s Leaders to Create a Better Tomorrow
Bankwest Place
300 Murray Street, Perth
Course Dates (June to August)
Each days runs from 8.45am to 4.00pm
Cost
Course fees (per participant)
Full: $450
Not-for-profit: $225
Contact Leadership WA
For all enquiries, please call us on 08 9369 6777 or email us at
admin@leadershipwa.org.au

Family Leadership Forum at IdentityWA
When: Wednesday 18th February 2015, 10.30am -12:30pm.
Where: Identitywa 46 David St Kensington
Guest Speakers: Julia Hales and Jordon Steele-John
Bookings Tel: (08) 9474 3303
Email: Rozanne at Identitywa

Family Leadership Forum y KIRA
Are you interested in hearing about family support and the positive impact this can have on a person’s life?
WHEN: Thursday 12th February 2015
TIME: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
VENUE: Kira – 2 Kilcairn Place, Greenwood
Phone on 9243 0366 or email Keriana Reedy

Diverse Leadership Inc Meeting 5th February 2015.
The next Diverse Leadership Inc (WA) meeting on Thursday February 5th, 2 – 4pm at Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC), 320 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco.

2014

Diverse Leadership Inc Meeting 17 November 2014.
The next meeting of Diverse Leadership will be held at the PWdWA (People With disabilities WA) Offices, at 37 Hampden Road, Nedlands on Thursday 17 November at 2pm.

International Day of People With Disability with Self Advocacy and Peer Support WA Event
Wednesday December 3rd, 2pm to 5pm at the Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James St and Lake St Northbridge

Diverse Leadership Inc Meeting 9th October 2014
The next meeting of Diverse Leadership will be held at the PWdWA (People With disabilities WA) Offices, at 37 Hampden Road, Nedlands on Thursday 9th October at 2pm.
Further information contact Sam on 0412887674 or mermaid@bunyip.wheelycreek.net

Developing the capacity of people with disability to act as leaders