CCWT Closing Out the Year on a High

CCWT is rolling towards year’s end with a range of fantastic training and opportunities for the sector covering workplace leadership know-how to practical frontline skills for caseworkers to support the clients they work with every day.

Death Literacy – 10 Things to Know
Date: 9 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Jessie Williams, Kerrie Noonan
Target Group: Open

Develop a workplace culture that responds well to staff members experiencing loss. Join us for a unique experience to explore values and contemporary research to fundamentally strengthen your culture.

Time Management and Self-Leadership
Date: 9 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: John Lizzio
Target Group: Workers and managers who want to improve their time management strategies

Identify common time mismanagement habits and learn how to make use of effective planning systems, even when under pressure.

Working with Parents with an Intellectual or Learning Disability
Date: 10 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: Workers who work with parents with an intellectual or learning disability in family support, early intervention and Brighter Futures

This workshop focuses on how to better support parents with an intellectual or learning disability by building knowledge of parents’ needs and effective use of resources.

Art and Play Therapy with Children
Date: 14 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Jacki Short
Target Group: Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, pastoral workers and case workers who have a counselling role with children 2-10 years of age (no artistic experience or skill required)

Learn about child-led play therapy. Play therapy optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Maximise your success in engaging with and supporting change for children 2-10 years old.

Leadership for a Healthy Work Environment
Date: 14 November
Venue: Merimbula
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Managers, coordinators and team leaders

Learn to lead and create a healthy workplace environment, where staff are energised and motivated, team members communicate well, work cooperatively and are inclusive, and conflict and problems are managed.

Out-of-Home Care Fundamentals
Date: 15, 16 November
Venue: Tamworth
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: Case workers and team leaders who are new to the out-of-home care sector

A practical introduction to essential principles which underpin working with children and young people in out-of-home care.

Manage People Performance
Date: 16, 17 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Staff with some management responsibilities

Get the best out of your team by learning how to manage people effectively, address performance issues, support staff and encourage a positive workplace culture.

Adolescent Risk Taking
Date: 16 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Peter Slattery
Target Group: Anyone working with young people, youth workers, police, teachers, counsellors

Find out what the latest research is telling us about what drives teenagers; take a good look at the social changes that have taken place in just the last ten years. Then see what this all means for developing really practical policies, programs and strategies to help keep young people safe.

Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field
Date: 23, 24 November
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Tracey Greenberg
Target Group: Workers who are new to the AOD field, also people working in all services who have clients with alcohol and/or other drug problems

Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work with clients who use and misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Learn practical strategies to support you working in this often challenging field.

Mental Health First Aid for Community Sector Workers
Date: 6, 7 December
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Community sector workers and those supervising workers (including those doing home visiting and assertive outreach)

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (eg. the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.

Difficult Conversations with Resistant Parents
Date: 7, 8 December
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mary Jo McVeigh
Target Group: Professionals working in the child protection, early intervention or family relationship fields

Explore an effective conversation style that utilises both a psychobiological and curiosity approach to engaging parents who are classified as involuntary clients and often labelled as resistant to engagement.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation.