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Date Event Location
Commences 12 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 12 September
Learning program

This program is now sold out. Please click here to register for the learning program commencing 19 September.

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
Commences 19 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 19 September
Learning program

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
28 September 2022 Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams
Webinar

Psychological safety is “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking” (Edmondson). In the heat of health services delivery, the psychological safety of team members is both crucial, and yet frequently neglected.

Building psychological safety in health teams is a crucial leadership behaviour, as it is the number one factor in building team excellence. This webinar will introduce key concepts of psychological safety, build a case for the importance of developing it, and equip you with tools to manage and measure the psychological safety in your team.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

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

Online
30 September 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - 30 September
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

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
13 October 2022 Disability and the Education System
Webinar

This session will begin with a brief overview of disability presentations in schools, avenues for support and funding opportunities. Drawing from this context , the webinar will provide reflection on how social workers can support children with disability in the school system through a human rights and a social justice framework.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; School (new!)

Online
20 & 27 October 2022 Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) for Mood Disorders - October
Virtual Workshop

Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective and simple. Social workers are ideally placed to integrate DB for anxiety, depression and mood disorders experienced by their clients.

Back by popular demand, this two-part interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience, and learn and develop proficiency in slow, diaphragmatic breathing as a simple skill for mental health practice.

  • facilitator-led workshops: 5 hours
  • self-directed learning and practice:1 hour

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
Tuesday 25 October 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - October
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
28 November 2022 Personal Strengths Profiling
Virtual Workshop

This 3.5-hour virtual workshop will introduce participants to ways of identifying their strengths and working with them for increased effectiveness and resilience.

Using the world-renowned VIA Character Strengths Profile, this session will encourage participants to consider ways to adopt a strengths-based approach to their own development. With guidance from an accredited organisational coach, participants explore their own Character Strengths Profile and discuss ways to apply their strengths in a variety of situations and contexts.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
29 & 30 November 2022 Words and Pictures: Creating connection, belonging and safety for children and young people
Virtual Workshop

The Words and Pictures methodology is an integral part of safety planning within the Signs of Safety approach to child protection and has other relevant applications in a range of clinical settings. This methodology uses simple words and stick figures to empower parents to explain complex situations to children without creating blame or shame.

Led by an experienced and passionate child protection professional, this 2-part virtual workshop will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, establish its efficacy in child protection practice, and provide opportunities to practice developing Words and Pictures in response to case studies. In this small group environment, participants will benefit from personalised support and build connections with their peers through class discussion and breakout activities.

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Child Protection, Clinical

Online
Thursday 8 December 2022 Having Difficult Conversations with Children and Young People
Webinar

Presented by Mary Jo McVeigh of Cara House, this webinar will support practitioners to have difficult conversations with children and young people. The conversational style and approach presented in this webinar is designed to enhance effective engagement when having difficult conversations about issues that affect children and young people, or abusive actions they may have been subjected to. Mary Jo will introduce participants to the “ARMED” (Affect Regulation Model) approach to responding effectively to the range of emotions that children and young people may express.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge training.
AASW Credential: Child Protection, Mental Health

Online
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