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North Queensland

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
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
Tuesday 5 October 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
05 Oct 2022 Queensland & North Queensland Branches Member Consultation: State Budget 2022
Consultation

Member Consultation: Queensland State Budget 2022

The AASW Queensland & North Queensland 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 Queensland

Brisbane, Qld
Thursday 7 October 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

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

Townsville
Monday 11 October 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 11 October 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
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
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
Saturday, 16 October 2021 75th Anniversary Celebration - North QLD
Networking

Social Workers of North Queensland, Past, Present and Emerging,

You are invited to celebrate 75 years of AASW with a Cocktail style networking evening in Townsville.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, 16 OCT 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: The Loft at Jam,1 Palmer St, South Townsville, QLD 4810

Dress: Cocktail

Registration fee:

  • AASW members $65
  • Non-members $75
  • Students $55
Early Bird Rate: 10% discount if you register by 16 SEP 2021

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
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

Tuesday 2 November 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

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
Monday 8 November 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 8 November 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building) and online link provided on registration.

Mackay, QLD
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
Thursday 2 December 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

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

Townsville
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Monday 13 December 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
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