Match Selection


 

The following is a list of the IIDL Leadership Exchange Matches that are currently available for the 2017 IIDL Leadership Exchange in Sydney, Australia.  We will add more Matches as hosts are identified.  If you don't see a Match that meets your needs and objectives right now, please check back frequently to see if newer options are available. If you make a selection now, you can change it later if you need to.

IIDL Matches:

 NOTE:
ALL Matches will be held on 27 - 28 February 2017.

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 1 

Match ID:
697
Delivering Self Directed Supports  
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5
 Location: Host: Avivo - Location: Perth, Western Australia
   

 Description:

Avivo is a leading support organisation which is founded on the philosophy and principles of self directed support. Avivo supports people who have a disability, experience mental ill health and or experience fragility or vulnerability to due to age. We support over 200 people who share manage – managing some or all of their support funding in a flexible partnership with Avivo. We are influencing the NDIS schemes to acknowledge the need for flexible management options as a route to building capacity of individuals and their families. Over the last 2 years we have worked hard at devising an organisational structure and context that assist in developing self directed support. We have influenced local thinking about system reform and have led the only pilot of self directed support in HACC – low levels of funding. This work has been evaluated by Curtin University. Subthemes: 1. NDIS - Policy background, taking an insurance approach Service system reform; 2. Peer or family led organisations - self directed services; 3. Service transformation - De-congregation and individualised funding. http://www.avivo.org.au/

 

 2 

Match ID:
698
Agency Transformation - Key Agency Decisions  
Slots Available
7
 Location: Host: Amicus - Location: Bendigo, Central Victoria, Australia
   

 Description:

What does it take to shift an organisation from congregate and facility based supports to getting good lives for people, one person at a time? Even when services are funded individually how do we make the shift from traditional service models to tailored and personalised supports. This exchange is a great opportunity for leaders to share their vision, the key agency decisions they have made to support transformation and their progress. Some agencies will just be at the beginning and others will have made good progress, but we will all benefit from sharing our journeys. The exchange will provide a rich opportunity for ideas, reflection and development of peer support networks. Subtheme: Service transformation - De-congregation; Individualised funding. https://amicus.org.au/

 

 3 

Match ID:
699
Supporting Greater Autonomy  
Slots Available
4
 Location: Host: Community Connections Supported Living Trust - Location: Paraparaumu, Wellington, NZ
   

 Description:

At Community Connections we have been developing two new areas of practice. One is to measure outcomes for people. We have recently started collecting a range of data on the impact of what we do and whether it has any correlation with better outcomes for people. The second is to develop peer support for people with learning disability. Our peer support is in two parts. We run a Network modeled on KeyRing in the UK but with greater family and membership leadership and we are trialling paying some people with learning impairment to coach others in areas of particular skill. Subthemes: 1. Outcome measures - Data; Information; Evidence Based Best practice. 2. Community inclusion - Informal Support Networks; Community Development Initiatives; 3. Supported decision making - Choice and Control; Personal Autonomy.

 

 4 

Match ID:
700
Building Individual and Family Leadership for Inclusive Lives  
Slots Available
0

   FULL   

 Location: Host: Community Resource Unit Inc (CRU) - Location: Community Resource Unit Inc, Level 2/43 Peel Street, South Brisbane, Australia
   

 Description:

Community Resource Unit Inc. (CRU) exists to create and promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life. Our mission is to: • Inspire and encourage individuals and organisations to challenge ideas and practices that limit the lives of people with a disability. • Influence and equip others to lead positive change CRU utilizes a number of strategies to further change in the lives of people with disability but this exchange will focus on leadership development and capacity building for people with disability and families. CRU’s recent work includes family leadership development activities and events, running participant readiness workshops and activities to assist people and their families to be more prepared for the NDIS, and running a Disability Leadership Project which includes the opportunity for people with disability and families to access small grants to assist with projects or learning opportunities to further their leadership. As well, CRU has a strong track record of developing collaborative relationships (including with service and government) to seed new initiatives which can act as a model to better support community living. These initiatives include development of collectives to support individuals who want to self-direct support and build informal networks and safeguards. Through the exchange participants will learn about how CRU works to strengthen vision, frameworks, networks and skills so that people and their families can pursue rich inclusive lives in community. There will be the opportunity for rich discussions and exchange on attempts at creating change over the almost 30 years of CRU’s existence and what remains challenging. There will be the chance to hear about the work and also to meet with people who have worked on and participated in the change initiatives, including people and their families. Subtheme: 1. 8. Peer or family led organisations - Self directed services.

This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at erin@iimhl.com.

   Also open to IIMHL Attendees

 5 

Match ID:
703
Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Site Service delivery and implementation  
Slots Available
2
 Location: Host:NDIA - Location: Barwon, Victoria, Australia
   

 Description:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an unique international example of whole system transformation and this Exchange provides an interactive opportunity to engage with key elements of this Scheme. The NDIS reframes disability supports as insurance not welfare, tailors supports based on functional needs and facilitates individual choice and control. The Scheme commenced operations on 1st July, 2013 with trials across the country. When the Scheme is fully implemented in in 2019-20 there will be around 460,000 participants and government spending on disability would have doubled to around $22 billion. Remarkably, the impetus for the NDIS came from outside government yet quickly won unanimous support. There are many challenges and especially enormous opportunities ahead, including sharing our experiences and incorporating international best practice into the Scheme. The session format will involve time spent in a regional hub and include: • An overview of the NDIS at both strategic, design and operational levels • Participant pathway and operationalising the scheme “on the ground” in a regional hub • Key roles including NDIA staff and partners • Insurance approach and use of data • Sector development perspectives • Individual, family and carer perspectives. www.ndis.gov.au

 

 6 

Match ID:
705
Never Lose Sight of Your Dreams - Creating a Real Life  
Slots Available
7
 Location: Host: Kalpana hosted by Staffing Options for Community Services Pty Ltd - Location: Brisbane, venue TBC
   

 Description:

Individuals with disability and/or their family members or friends direct the support needed to create, maintain and sustain lives of their choice, in their own homes and having a presence in their community. Subtheme: Community Inclusion - Informal Support Networks.

 

 7 

Match ID:
707
The power to choose something different: supporting change by people with disabilities in systems where there are personalised budgets  
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1
 Location: Host: InCharge - Location: Sydney, Australia
   

 Description:

This exchange will explore ways we are finding of supporting people to break out of the mould of low expectations and service-dominated solutions, and to use their personalised budgets to explore something different for themselves. This is of particular interest because of the major national and international reform Australia is undertaking in its National Disability Insurance Scheme. Within this it would be very exciting to exchange knowledge, strategies, projects, approaches around these issues. It would be great to stretch our imaginations and the limits of our practice: - self directed support; peer led initiatives; sustainability of self directed supports; capacity building examples, ideas ….; you can’t buy inclusion, but what can a personalised budget do …. Of interest also is that we are part of a growing number of organisations and projects, sparked by the possibility of this reform, that focus entirely on the promotion and development of self directed supports in Australia and other capacity building work. Like InCharge, many have been started by people with disability and/or family members. The exchange could bring together a number of these organisations either in person, virtually or both. www.incharge.net.au

 

 8 

Match ID:
708
Creating Capacity and Confidence Through Individualised Funding  
Slots Available
3
 Location: Host: Manawanui InCharge - Location: Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
   

 Description:

Manawanui is New Zealand's largest Individualised Funding(IF) Host Provider. We support 3000 people to design and deliver their own supports and to independently manage their own budgets for government funding. We have found over the past 11 years that in addition to the transformational effect that this self directed approach and independence has on people's lives, it also builds their own personal capacity and confidence to be able to make a unique contribution to their families, other people with disabilities and to their communities. People have gained jobs, careers, expanded natural networks, started micro enterprises and become involved in community activities. Building capacity to become a contributing member of the community is an outcome that we didn’t actively anticipate to the extent that it has eventuated. Subtheme: Service Transformation - De-congregation; Individualised funding. Website: www.incharge.org.nz

 

 9 

Match ID:
712
Person Centred Thinking and Planning  
Slots Available
0

   FULL   

 Location: Host: Centre for Disability Studies - Location: 92-94 Paramatta Road, Camperdown, Sydney 2050
   

 Description:

Within this topic CDS would profile its person centred suite of courses as well as introduce participants to three programmes that are premised on the belief people with disability should be at the centre of their own choice in relation to: 1. Adult Education; 2. Inclusive Research; 3. Social Networking. We could host up to 10 people We would start with an interactive in class presentation on our model of training person centred champions; demonstrate a PATH and then arrange for visitors to break into three group to pursue one of the above options through meeting people with intellectual disability who are attending university; doing research as co-researchers with university researchers and support staff from NGO’s; or networking in the community with support from volunteers and funding from community groups such as Surf Life Saving Clubs. Subthemes: 1. Community Inclusion - Informal Support Networks; Community Development Initiatives. 2. Peer or Family Led Organisations - Self directed Services. 3. Support Decision Making - Choice and control; Personal autonomy.

This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at erin@iimhl.com.

 

 10 

Match ID:
713
New Frontiers in Workforce Development  
Slots Available
8
 Location: Hosts: Te Pou & NZ Disability Support Network - Location: Auckland, New Zealand
   

 Description:

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) and Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui both have national roles in the development of the disability support workforce in New Zealand. This exchange will provide an overview of a series of workforce development initiatives that focus on emerging national qualification pathways, supporting provider responses to system transformation and opportunities for leadership development. Through each of these initiatives there is focused activity on growing the participation and leadership of disabled people as a core part of the workforce – in service delivery roles, leadership, service design and policy development. We will explore a range of initiatives that support the demands for transformational change and also attempts to anticipate a possible step change in what has traditionally been a workforce characterised by low wages (and one with very low rates of participation by disabled people). Joins us as we explore our current opportunities and challenges and contribute to some dialogue and exchange on international perspectives related to workforce development. Subthemes: 1. Service Transformation - De-congregation; Individualised funding. 2. Support Decision Making - Choice and control; Personal autonomy. Please Note: This match will close for registration on 16th January 2017.

   Also open to IIMHL Attendees

 11 

Match ID:
715
Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) : Strategic Overview and Insurance Approach  
Slots Available
0

   FULL   

 Location: Host: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) - Location: NDIA Office, L9, 300 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia
   

 Description:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an unique international example of whole system transformation and this Exchange provides an interactive opportunity to engage with key elements of this Scheme. The NDIS reframes disability supports as insurance not welfare, tailors supports based on functional needs and facilitates individual choice and control. The Scheme commenced operations on 1st July, 2013 with trials across the country. When the Scheme is fully implemented in in 2019-20 there will be around 460,000 participants and government spending on disability would have doubled to around $22 billion. Remarkably, the impetus for the NDIS came from outside government yet quickly won unanimous support. There are many challenges and especially enormous opportunities ahead, including sharing our experiences and incorporating international best practice into the Scheme. The session format will include: • An overview of the NDIS at both strategic, design and operational levels; • Scheme Actuary presentation on the insurance approach, data and outcomes measurement; • Sector development perspectives including the role of partners; • Individual, family and carer perspectives. Subtheme: NDIS - Policy background, taking an insurance approach; Service system reform. www.ndis.gov.au

This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at erin@iimhl.com.

 

 12 

Match ID:
716
Building Good Lives in the Community  
Slots Available
2
 Location: Host: Community Living Project (CLP) - Location: Christies Beach, South Australia
   

 Description:

As a small family driven organisation, CLP has been supporting people with disability to build a good life in their local community for 30 years through a focus on home, inclusion, relationships and valued roles. Subthemes: 1. Achieving Employment - Micro enterprise. 2. Community Inclusion - Informal support networks. 3. Service Transformation - Individualised funding. www.clp-sa.org.au

 

 13 

Match ID:
717
‘Proper Way’ – Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  
Slots Available
8
 Location: Host: Synapse - Location: Level 1, 262 Montague Road, West End, Queensland, Australia
   

 Description:

TBC - Subthemes: 1. Indigenous/Remote Communities. 2. NDIS - Policy background, taking an insurance approach; Service system reform. 3. Peer or family led organisations - Self directed services.

 

 14 

Match ID:
752
The Challenge of Authentic Transformation Within Large Provider Agencies  
Slots Available
0

   FULL   

 Location: Host: UnitingCare Community - Location: 483 Ipswich Rd Annerley, Brisbane, Australia
   

 Description:

This exchange will seek to share our journey of transformation with other interested in and/or on a similar journey. This will be an opportunity for other large agencies to share the action that they have taken to move from traditional/legacy type services to individualized, self governed support options. We would be hoping to have our approach critiqued by others on a similar journey for our visitors to share with us the successful and not so successful strategies they have used to progress down a transformational path. Subthemes: 1. Outcome Measures - Data; Information; Evidence Based Best practice. 2. Service Transformation - De-congregation; Individualised funding. www.uccommunity.org.au

This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at erin@iimhl.com.