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Australian Capital Territory

Date Event Location
19th August - 27th October 2021 Lunchbox series of workshops for SW Students
Seminar

The Lunchbox Series - is a series of 6 lunchtime events aimed at Social Work Students who are undertaking their placements (and those who aren't) to supplement your learning with practical "life skills in the workplace" learning on several topics.

This sessions will be a candid discussions by Social Workers for Social Workers.

Online
Thursday, 23 September 2021 AASW VIC Talks: Opportunities for flexibility in Individual Funding
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Disability services are being transformed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and aged care by consumer directed care (CDC) and new roles and opportunities are evolving that are available to social workers. Come along to our first episode of the AASW VIC Talks where we shed light on the Individual funding in disability and aged sectors and the opportunities for flexibility in the the initiative.

Online
Saturday, 02 October 2021 ACT - Mental Health Month
Networking

October is Mental Health Month in the ACT. The ACT Branch is hosting a FREE hybrid 1 hour networking discussion to talk anything about mental health especially during the covid-climate, i.e. What has it been like during covid working and/or studying as a social worker? Any self-care tips you would like to share?

1hr of CPD activity: Category 3, Professional Identity
AASW credential: Mental Health

Online
07/10/2021 ACT - AASW 75th Anniversary - Virtual Trivia
Networking

Trivia, Prizes and More - Come along to celebrate the AASW's 75th Anniversary - everyone is welcome

Online
07 October 2021 Play Therapy Webinar
Networking

The Barwon Social Work Practice Group(BSWPG) is a professional social work practice group of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

The BSWPG invites you to the Play Therapy webinar with Ms Belinda Dean.

This is a free event open to all social workers and interested professionals.

Online
12, 19 & 26 Oct 2021 QLD ONLINE - Social Media for Advocacy: A Beginners Guide (Oct)
Online Networking Sessions

This three part one and half hour Professional Networking session will benefit social workers with various strategies in regard to promotion, persuasion or education and knowledge of how to use social media tools.

Online
Thursday, 14 October 2021 AASW VIC Talks: Coping through Covid-19
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Topic: Coping through Covid- The Mental health of young people and Families experiencing Mental Illness

Online
15 October 2021 Managing Unconscious Bias
Webinar

This webinar will identify the features and dangers of unconscious bias and the value of understanding them. It will offer practitioners practical steps for developing their self-awareness and their ability to manage instant responses, by questioning our filters and narratives. This skill can help to increase inclusivity and diversity at work, with team members, clients, and the community at large.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
18 October 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
4 November 2021 Building Resilience - Virtual workshop
Virtual Workshop

This highly interactive, small-group session will introduce simple and easy to implement self-care skills and behaviours in a safe and supportive space.

The workshop will present practical resilience circuit breakers and strengthening activities, providing opportunities for personal exploration and supported practice of the techniques with personalised coaching.

Behavioural change strategies will be introduced to optimise long-term skill-building and maintenance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW credential: Mental Health

Online
5 November 2021 Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a neurodevelopmental difference that impact upon the way people communicate, experience, and interact with the world. As a social work practitioner, you will likely meet individuals on the Spectrum. Understanding best practice when supporting clients on the Spectrum is essential to their wellbeing and quality of life.

This webinar will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Disability

Online
Saturday, 6 Nov 2021 ACT Branch Annual Members Meeting - 2021
Annual Members' Meeting

Please join the ACT Management Committee (BMC) for our Annual Members' Meeting, where we will reflect on the past 12 months and discuss the priorities for the future.

Branch Management Committee Nominations will be called from the floor for vacancies on the Branch Management Committee if these positions are not filled prior to the Annual Members' Meeting.

All members are invited to attend and vote. Please fill the nomination form attached after the Event Details as seen on this page and email the completed nomination form to Branch Services Coordinator: terrie.said@aasw.asn.au

Register by midday on Thursday 4 November 2021.

Please ensure you log in before registering as this is a MEMBERS ONLY event.

Date: Saturday 6 Nov 2021
Time: 3.00pm - 5:00pm (AMM formalities at the beginning followed by a social networking event)
Location: Online Zoom Meeting (link upon registration)

Online
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