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Tasmania

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
22 September 2021 Facilitating Live Online
Virtual Workshop

Mastering the use of LIVE online interactions is a compelling focus in 2021. Learning how to facilitate dynamic and engaging online workshops and presentations is now essential to the way we work, connect and progress.

This program will teach you how to

  • Engage with flair and interact meaningfully,
  • Develop dynamic content to capture and hold attention,
  • Achieve the right balance of visual, verbal and interactivity when online,
  • Master the tools and the tech for success

In the virtual LIVE online environment

4 hours of CPD activity, Category 2: Skills and Knowledge.

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 25 September 2021 TAS - Southern Networking Walk
Networking

Southern Networking Walk

Meet at the entrance gate to the Cascades Female Factory at 16 Degraves Street South Hobart at 12.00pm and walk to the Foodstore at 356 Macquarie Street South Hobart for an optional take away hot drink before walking back to the female factory. This is an opportunity for some fresh air, exercise and conversation with your fellow Social Workers.

Jacqui Russell will be convening these sessions and will be spotted in a white AASW polo t.shirt.

Sessions will be rain or shine, so come dressed appropriately.

Please RSVP prior to the day.

Monday 27 September 2021 Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group
Networking

Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group

Date: Monday 27 September 2021

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Location: Kick Start Arts Centre in New Town

Please register to secure your place and to log your CPD hours.

Thursday 30 September 2021 North West Peer Support - Devonport
Networking

North West Peer Support in Devonport

Come along and network with Social Work peers in Devonport.

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Time: 5.00pm-6.00pm

Location: Empress @ Hill Street, Oldaker Street, Devonport.

Register your attendance to log your CPD hours.

Devonport
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 North West Peer Support - Burnie
Networking

North West Peer Support in Burnie

Come along and network with Social Work peers in Burnie.

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Location: Leonardoz in Wivenhoe

Register your attendance to log your CPD hours.

Burnie
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
Thursday 21 October 2021 North West Networking Dinner
Networking

North West Networking Dinner

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm

Location: Cafe RA, 1 Crescent Street, Ulverstone (next to Woolworths)

Please register to secure your place and to log your CPD hours.

Ulverstone
Monday 25 October 2021 Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group
Networking

Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Location: Kick Start Arts Centre in New Town

Please register to secure your place and to log your CPD hours.

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
Thursday 11 November 2021 North West Peer Support - Devonport
Networking

North West Peer Support in Devonport

Come along and network with Social Work peers in Devonport.

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Time: 5.00pm-6.00pm

Location: Empress @ Hill Street, Oldaker Street, Devonport.

Register your attendance to log your CPD hours.

Devonport
Thursday 18 November 2021 North West Peer Support - Burnie
Networking

North West Peer Support in Burnie

Come along and network with Social Work peers in Burnie.

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Location: Leonardoz in Wivenhoe

Register your attendance to log your CPD hours.

Burnie
26 November 2021 End of Year Annual Members’ Meeting & 75th State-wide Dinner - Save the Date
AASW TAS Dinner and AMM

End of Year Annual Members’ Meeting & 75th State-wide Dinner

Save the Date

Date: Friday 26 November 2021
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: The Boat House Centre, 55A Lindsay Street, Invermay, Tasmania

Registrations will open soon and details to follow. Please lock this date into your calendar.

Launceston
Monday 29 November 2021 Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group
Networking

Social Workers from Multicultural Backgrounds Peer Support Group

Date: Monday 29 November 2021

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Location: Kick Start Arts Centre in New Town

Please register to secure your place and to log your CPD hours.

Thursday 9 December 2021 North West Christmas Dinner
Networking

North West Christmas Dinner

We welcome all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students.

Date: Thursday 9 December 2021

Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm

Location: Cafe RA, 1 Crescent Street, Ulverstone (next to Woolworths)

Please register to secure your place and to log your CPD hours.

Ulverstone
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