2017 Brisbane


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Wednesday 6 September 2017 – Day One

The following sessions included Power Point presentations.

  • Minister’s Video Address

    The Hon. Jane Prentice MP
    Assistant Minister for Disability Services,
    Australian Government

  • The Financials: balancing policy imperatives for new DES with financials that make this a sound proposition for any sized DES provider

    Tim Flowers
    Audit, Assurance, Optimization and Business Agility Specialist
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  • Panel: Participant choice and control – how disability employment assistance and support can and must change

    Deb Rouget
    Belonging Matters

    Dr Sue Olney
    Research Fellow, School of Business,
    UNSW Canberra
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  • DES Grant Application Process – On your marks, get set…

    Alicia Weiderman
    Ingersoll Consulting
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Concurrent Sessions

  • DES Performance Framework and the future

    Viv Gugger
    Performance Consultant
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  • DES: What’s not changing, DES Survey and new DES Essentials

    David Best
    Senior Policy Officer,
    Disability Employment Australia
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  • Evaluating the Impact of the NDIS on People with Disability and their Families and Carers: Evidence from the Trial Areas 2013-2016

    Professor Kostas Mavromaras
    Professor of Economics and Director National Institute of Labour Studies,
    Flinders University
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  • The financial viability of Individual Placement and Support programs within Disability Employment Services

    Dr Vanessa Parletta
    Chief Operations Officer,
    The ORS Group

    Anthea Smith
    General Manager – Psychological Services,
    The ORS Group
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  • Best practice working with challenging behaviours: Motivational interviewing

    Dr Kylie Henderson
    Managing Director & Founder,
    Back2Work Health Specialists
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  • Changes to the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme for people with disability

    Arie Moses
    National NEIS Association
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  • Using evidence-based practice as a driver for business success in an individualised world

    Peter Smith
    Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice
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Thursday 7 September 2017 – Day Two

  • Reshaping cultural attitudes to disability: The role of inclusive imagery and messages

    Cátia Malaquias
    Founder and Director,
    Starting With Julius

  • The role of employment in people with disability being actively involved in shaping the future: Progress in Canada and Australia

    Alastair McEwin
    Disability Discrimination Commissioner,
    Australian Human Rights Commission

    Annette Borrows
    Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)
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  • Harnessing platform innovation in an era of disruptive change

    Sarah Vaughan
    Senior Director,
    Microsoft Australia
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  • Panel: The future of disability employment – something old, something new

    Thérèse Campbell
    Group Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations,
    Work Health Group
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    Michael Goldsworthy
    Managing Director and Principal Consultant,
    Australian Strategic Services
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Concurrent Sessions

  • Transition: Disability Employment Services Reform

    Justin Galke
    Director for DES Reform Policy, Transition and ICT,
    Department of Social Services
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  • Future-proofing your organisation: The realities and practicalities of transforming your organisation, re-engineering your business model and reinventing your culture

    Michael Goldsworthy
    Managing Director and Principal Consultant,
    Australian Strategic Services
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  • Will you be left behind by the tech disruption of DES?

    Marc Washbourne
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  • Hire a youth today – Make a difference for tomorrow

    Annette Borrows
    Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)
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  • A tool for EMPLOY ABILITY

    Andrea Evans-McCall
    National Disability Coordination Officer,
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  • Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative: an evidence-based case study on meaningful employment for people with an intellectual disability, learning difficulty or mental illness

    Richard Warner
    Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative
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  • High Growth Jobs Talented Candidates – lessons from the NSW project

    Toni Wren
    Project Manager,
    Australian Network on Disability
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  • Moving clients forward: a grounded theory study of employment specialists’ views and practices in Disability Employment Services

    Caitlin McDowell
    PhD Candidate,
    La Trobe University
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