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National

Date Event Location
Monday, 11 October 2021 Constitutional Review 2021 - National event (Live Webinar)
Webinar

1 CPD Hour

The Board's Constitution Review Committee will be hosting a webinar on Constitutional Review Changes with the goal to enable the Association to attain charity status.

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler
SWOT

In this informative interview, the AASW’s Lauren Paul engages supervision expert and consultant Jane Wexler via a series of pertinent questions regarding the path to becoming a supervisor.

Drawing on Jane’s extensive experience supervising new graduates to CEOs, and her expertise training other supervisors, Lauren takes Jane through a series of focused questions about supervision, social work and the best way for social workers to begin their own supervisor journey. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: An introduction to infant mental health and infant-led work with families
Social Work Online Training

This 2.5 hour course provides an introduction to infant-led practice and infant mental health in the context of family practice. The course is presented by experienced social worker Dr Wendy Bunston, associate teacher at La Trobe University and director of wb training and consultancy.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings.

**FPS, MH, and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: A Narrative Therapy approach to men’s violence towards women
Social Work Online Training

This online course applies both narrative therapy and feminist approaches to working with both women who have been impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as men who have perpetrated violence. The course is presented by Helen Wirtz social worker and experienced family therapist.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) family violence, mental health practice and couples interventions. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Social Work Online Training

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). It is presented by Anthony Hillin (B. Soc. Stud (SW), M Adol MH, IPT Certified Interpersonal Psychotherapy Trainer), a social worker and one of Australia's leading experts in IPT .

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Narrative Therapy and Community Work
Social Work Online Training

This 2 hour online course provides an engaging introduction to the key principles and practices of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. It is delivered by leading Narrative practitioner and academic Dr David Denborough, co-Director of the Dulwich Centre and co-ordinator of the Master of Narrative Therapy at the University of Melbourne. The course also provides an additonal two hours of online links to further learnring via the Dulwich Centre website.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings. Watch PREViEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: The transition from service provider to service manager with Dr Elizabeth Shannon
Social Work Online Training

This course aims to assist professionals in the welfare, health and community services sectors to strengthen their leadership and management skills as they transition into management and leadership roles. The course is also suitable to current managers seeking to further their leadership aspirations and pathways, and those contemplating the transition into management in the future.

This workshop is suited to a range of social work and/or other community and Allied Health workers, across community, health, Government and welfare settings. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

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
Friday 24 September 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Weaving Stories
Webinar
Weaving Stories

Come along for an online yarn with Lee George and Megan Bayliss!

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided closer to the Webinar.

Online
Friday, 24 September 2021 Cairns Networking Event - September
Networking

Cairns Networking Event

Informal networking opportunity hosted by NQ BMC for social workers in Cairns and outlying areas.

Social Workers, new graduates and students are invited to come along for an informal dinner or beverage.

Venue: Mondo on the Waterfront (34 Esplanade, Cairns)

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

All members, non-members, new graduates and students are welcome.

Mondo on the Waterfront
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
Monday, 11 OCT 2021 VIC Branch Member Consultation: State Budget 2022
Consultation

Member Consultation: Victoria State Budget 2022

The AASW Victoria Branches will host a Member Consultation with it's members and the National Social Policy and Advocacy Team for the State Budget Submission and look at topics for local advocacy within Victoria

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
Wednesday, 13th October 2021 Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting - October
Meeting

Come along to Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group's October meeting!

Date: 13 October 2021

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Meeting details will be emailed closer to the meeting date.

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
Friday 15 October 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: A Decision
Webinar

A Decision

Presenter: Pricilla Simpson

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the event.

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
20 October 2021 NT Lunchtime Webinar: Trauma Recovery
Webinar

NT lunchtime webinar session topic: Trauma Recovery

Online
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting 2021
Annual Members' Meeting

The Victorian Branch Management Committee warmly invites members to join the 2021 Annual Members' Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Save the Date!

Full program to be announced shortly.

Via video-conference
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 North QLD Annual Members Meeting - 2021
Annual Members' Meeting

Please join the North Queensland Branch 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.

Register by 9.00AM on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

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

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021
Time: 5.30pm -7.00pm (Brisbane)
Location: Hybrid - Zoom and In-person locations in Cairns, Mackay and Townsville

28 Oct 2021 NT Social Workers in Private Practice Group Oct 2021
Networking

AASW (NT) member Julie Perrin invites social workers to the NT Social Workers in Private Practice Group on Thursday 28 Oct 2021. This is for social workers who work in private practice or are interested in working in private practice.

This event will be hosted online.

1 CPD hour

Charles Darwin University, NT
Wednesday, 3 November 2021 Northern Territory Annual Members Meeting - 2021
Annual Members' Meeting

Please join the Northern Territory 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 3.00PM on Tuesday 2 November 2021

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

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
Time: 5.30pm - 6.00pm (ACST)
Location: Online via Zoom Meeting

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
Friday 26 November 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Social work in the climate emergency- Roles, challenges and opportunities for the profession
Webinar

Social work in the climate emergency: Roles, challenges and opportunities for the profession

Presenter: Sandra Croaker and Team

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on the day of the webinar.

Online
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