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BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES, BUILDING COMMUNITIES 

The Building Opportunities, Building Communities Conference is on from 13-14 November 2019.
Organisations are experiencing growing demand for services and must provide evidenced-based outcomes, as well as value for money. Training and coaching to up-skill the workforce has never been more critically important. With some of the world’s leading minds coming together at this conference to share their invaluable knowledge with professionals in the disability, out-of-home care and education sectors

Following the success of the 2018 inaugural event, the Possability Research Institutes’, Building Opportunities, Building Communities Conference is on again from 13-14 November 2019.The conference will be held at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus. 
A consumer-driven community sector, means practitioners with limited resources and time need to be innovative and exciting when it comes to providing client centred solutions to complex problems. Organisations are experiencing growing demand for services and must provide evidenced-based outcomes, as well as value for money. Training and coaching to upskill the workforce has never been more critically important.
With some of the world’s leading minds coming together at this conference to share their invaluable knowledge with professionals in the disability, out-of-home care and education sectors, Possability are excited to announce the first line up of speakers for this year’s event: 

 

Dr Elizabeth Hughes - Clinical Director
- Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis, Los Angeles, California
Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., Director of Child & Adolescent Services has been working with children within the autism spectrum and related disabilities in the field of ABA for over ten years. Dr. Hughes has developed specific curriculums focused on increasing children’s natural use of language, social and play skills. In addition to directing and implementing behavioral programs, she also has extensive experience training others in the implementation and design of comprehensive behavioral programs.
 
Brendan Murray - Director
- Article 26, Melbourne, Victoria.
Brendan is a Sanctuary Institute Faculty Member with MacKillop Family Services. He is an educationalist, a justice advocate and a human rights proponent with a particular interest in inclusive schools, education directed to the full development of the human personality and justice systems that accord its prisoners with respect and dignity for the betterment of its society.
 
Dr Sara McLean - Psychologist
- Australia Centre for Child Protection / Fostering Difference

Sara is a registered Psychologist who is known for her critical analysis of theory and practice in the management of children with challenging and high stakes behaviours. She synthesises emerging knowledge from the fields of neuropsychology, clinical and forensic psychology and child protection; and translates this knowledge into evidence-informed practice and policy.

Sara has expertise in young people with developmental difference arising from early adversity, prenatal substance exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and interpersonal trauma and neglect.

 

Sara was awarded the ACU Linacre Fellowship at Oxford University in 2016. She is co-author of the Fostering Difference website and consults to Government and community services on evidence-informed decision making and policy in relation to young people with high stakes behaviours and complex needs, who are living in statutory care settings.

 

Dr Kelly Thompson - Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Supervisor

- Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Jeff Thomas - Lecturer in Behaviour Management
- University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Dr Tom Tutton - National Manager Aspect Practice and Clinical Lead PBS.

- Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Sydney, NSW

Dr Cherie Hawkins - Practice and Portfolio Coordinator

- University College, UTAS Tasmania

 

Attendees will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Trauma informed support principles
  • Positive Behaviour Supports
  • Practice Leadership and Coaching
  • Implementing practice standard
  • Innovating approaches to promoting inclusion in diverse settings
  • Co-design and goal achievement 

 

PRICING:

Early Bird Adult  1 Day - $149.00 (until October 23)
Early Bird Adult 2 Day -  $279.00 (until October 23)
Standard Adult  1 Day - $159.00
Standard Adult 2 Day - $299.00
Adult Day 1 Afternoon workshop Only - $85.00
Adult Day 2 Afternoon Workshop Only - $85.00

 

Group Discount: 

Any puchases of 5 tickets or more receive 15% off the standard ticket price. 

To redeem this discount tickets must be purchsed by contacting Kirsty Vervaart on:

M: 0437 113 845

E:  kvervaart@oakpossability.org.au

 

 

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