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National Symposium 2015 - Strengthening teams in times of change

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 32 minutes

AASW member: $10

Non member: $20

Organiser: AASW National

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by May Doncon on the topic "Strengthening teams in times of change" May speaks of her experience in managing staff through a time of great uncertainty, the change between Medicare Local to Primary Health Network. May explores what uncertainty can often do to staff performance and morale and how effective and functional teams improve organisational productivity and job satisfaction. The aim is to move away from paying lip service to team work and understand and develop teams that are innovative and efficient. This workshop will also look at factors that can make
teams dysfunctional and how to overcome those.

Learning objectives:

  • importance and relevance of teams and how they can improve productivity and job satisfaction and help organisations through challenges such as major changes;
  • how organisations, managers and staff can all contribute to positive and functional teams.

Presenter details

May Doncon has been practicing social work for the past 15 year, with 13 of them being in rural, remote and regional areas of Western Australia. For the past 3 year, May has been working as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker at GMML, and was promoted to the position of Clinical Services and Governance Manager last year. In her current role, May oversees the delivery of three Federal Government mental health programs (ATAPS, Partners in Recovery and Mental Health Rural and Remote) in the Goldfi elds-Midwest Region, which covers 58% of the WA landmass. During this time, May has also been overseeing the transition of this health service from a Medicare Local to an entirely different organisation (360+Health), with funds administered by the newly formed Primary Health Network (PHN). May is passionate about developing and strengthening teams in her organisation, especially in times of change and uncertainty.

Recording Details

This recording was filmed in November 2015

Duration: 32 minutes


AASW member: $10

Non member: $20ASW.


Register for access by following the link to the right. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers