Training and events calendar

The following is a list of upcoming Workshops and Events:
Handling serious incidents in the disability sector

This workshop focuses on how to respond to serious incidents of abuse and neglect that may arise in a disability service setting. It provides practical advice to help you deal with some of the more complex challenges associated with handling serious incidents, including allegations that may involve a criminal element.

07 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Effective complaint management in the disability sector

This workshop focuses on the essential elements of a quality complaints management system tailored for the disability sector. It is based on legislative and industry requirements, quality assurance frameworks and the Stronger Together 2 priorities for person-centred approaches to service delivery.

11 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Aboriginal cultural appreciation

This workshop provides an overview of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as culturally appropriate communication protocols and strategies to assist participants and organisations to more effectively assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their work. The course aims to better equip organisations and their staff to provide a culturally responsive, flexible and consistent services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

13 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 13:00 (3 hours and 30 minutes)
Public interest disclosures management training

This workshop provides an overview of your agency’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994. It covers the why, what, how and who of public interest disclosures as well as the responsibilities of the nominated officers and agency executives. The workshop also discusses strategies for managing parties involved in the disclosure. It also outlines the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

18 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 12:30 (3 hours)
Frontline skills for complaint handling - community services

This workshop focuses on developing effective skills and appropriate strategies for complaint handling. Participants are given a step by step model for dealing with complaints; they examine different types of complainant behaviour, and also explore how to overcome personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

25 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Complaint handling for frontline staff

This workshop provides participants with the necessary skills and strategies to respond to clients and customers confidently, effectively and efficiently. Participants are provided with a model for dealing with complaints, examining different types of complainant behaviour and overcoming personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

25 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Managing unreasonable complainant conduct

Unreasonable conduct by complainants can take up an inordinate amount of an agency’s time and resources. Based on strategies developed as part of a joint project by the nine Australasian Parliamentary Ombudsman offices, this one-day workshop provides staff with specific strategies and skills to effectively and confidently manage with unreasonable complainant conduct (UCC).

26 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Responding to child protection allegations against employees

This workshop provides an overview of employer’s obligations under the Ombudsman Act and covers how employers should respond to child protection allegations made against their employees. Participants examine the steps in the investigation process, risk assessment and management.

27 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Handling serious child protection allegations against employees

This workshop provides participants with specialist and practical knowledge that will help them deal with some of the more complex challenges associated with handling serious allegations against employees. This new workshop is delivered by the Deputy Ombudsman and Community and Disability Services Commissioner, Steve Kinmond.

28 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Public interest disclosures management training

This workshop provides an overview of your agency’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994. It covers the why, what, how and who of public interest disclosures as well as the responsibilities of the nominated officers and agency executives. The workshop also discusses strategies for managing parties involved in the disclosure. It also outlines the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

02 December 2014
Tamworth
09:30 - 12:30 (3 hours)
Investigating misconduct in the public sector

This two-day workshop explores the essential elements for responding to allegations of misconduct in the NSW public sector.

02 December 2014
Sydney CBD - 2 day course
09:30 - 16:30 (1 day and 7 hours)
Administrative law in the public sector

This half day workshop explores the key administrative law principles and their application when conducting investigations in the public sector. It provides participants with an understanding of the essential components of administrative law and their relevance to public sector investigations.

04 December 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 15:00 (5 hours and 30 minutes)
Handling serious incidents in the disability sector

This workshop focuses on how to respond to serious incidents of abuse and neglect that may arise in a disability service setting. It provides practical advice to help you deal with some of the more complex challenges associated with handling serious incidents, including allegations that may involve a criminal element.

07 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Effective complaint management in the disability sector

This workshop focuses on the essential elements of a quality complaints management system tailored for the disability sector. It is based on legislative and industry requirements, quality assurance frameworks and the Stronger Together 2 priorities for person-centred approaches to service delivery.

11 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Aboriginal cultural appreciation

This workshop provides an overview of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as culturally appropriate communication protocols and strategies to assist participants and organisations to more effectively assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their work. The course aims to better equip organisations and their staff to provide a culturally responsive, flexible and consistent services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

13 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 13:00 (3 hours and 30 minutes)
Public interest disclosures management training

This workshop provides an overview of your agency’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994. It covers the why, what, how and who of public interest disclosures as well as the responsibilities of the nominated officers and agency executives. The workshop also discusses strategies for managing parties involved in the disclosure. It also outlines the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

18 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 12:30 (3 hours)
Frontline skills for complaint handling - community services

This workshop focuses on developing effective skills and appropriate strategies for complaint handling. Participants are given a step by step model for dealing with complaints; they examine different types of complainant behaviour, and also explore how to overcome personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

25 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Complaint handling for frontline staff

This workshop provides participants with the necessary skills and strategies to respond to clients and customers confidently, effectively and efficiently. Participants are provided with a model for dealing with complaints, examining different types of complainant behaviour and overcoming personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

25 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:00 (6 hours and 30 minutes)
Managing unreasonable complainant conduct

Unreasonable conduct by complainants can take up an inordinate amount of an agency’s time and resources. Based on strategies developed as part of a joint project by the nine Australasian Parliamentary Ombudsman offices, this one-day workshop provides staff with specific strategies and skills to effectively and confidently manage with unreasonable complainant conduct (UCC).

26 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Responding to child protection allegations against employees

This workshop provides an overview of employer’s obligations under the Ombudsman Act and covers how employers should respond to child protection allegations made against their employees. Participants examine the steps in the investigation process, risk assessment and management.

27 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Handling serious child protection allegations against employees

This workshop provides participants with specialist and practical knowledge that will help them deal with some of the more complex challenges associated with handling serious allegations against employees. This new workshop is delivered by the Deputy Ombudsman and Community and Disability Services Commissioner, Steve Kinmond.

28 November 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 16:30 (7 hours)
Public interest disclosures management training

This workshop provides an overview of your agency’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994. It covers the why, what, how and who of public interest disclosures as well as the responsibilities of the nominated officers and agency executives. The workshop also discusses strategies for managing parties involved in the disclosure. It also outlines the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

02 December 2014
Tamworth
09:30 - 12:30 (3 hours)
Investigating misconduct in the public sector

This two-day workshop explores the essential elements for responding to allegations of misconduct in the NSW public sector.

02 December 2014
Sydney CBD - 2 day course
09:30 - 16:30 (1 day and 7 hours)
Administrative law in the public sector

This half day workshop explores the key administrative law principles and their application when conducting investigations in the public sector. It provides participants with an understanding of the essential components of administrative law and their relevance to public sector investigations.

04 December 2014
Sydney CBD
09:30 - 15:00 (5 hours and 30 minutes)

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