Our 2018 conference promises to be our biggest and best yet, with over 170 delegates from across Australia set to join us in Sydney at the Novotel Manly on 28-30 May.
This year's conference theme is Everyone is welcome. The program explores aspects of cultural and generational differences to help us become better colleagues, leaders, carers and friends. Understanding the differences between us, our co-workers and our clients is key to our mission as caring organisations. With an increasing focus on the needs of individual consumers, it's never been more important to understand cultural and other differences within our communities.
- How can cultural understanding help us meet the needs of our clients?
- What's cultural competence and how can we develop more of it?
- What does the Christian faith say about understanding and responding to difference?
- How can we adapt our service delivery models to respond to diverse client needs?
- How does diversity make our organisations stronger?
- How do we make inclusive decisions in a diverse society?
You'll consider these and more fascinating topics that you can apply immediately in your work and in your life. You'll also hear compelling case studies from around the Baptist Care network, and have an opportunity to hear the latest from old and new colleagues.
Monday 28 May 2018 (Pre-conference)
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Aged care advocacy forum
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Welcome reception and welcome to country|
Tuesday 29 May 2018
|9:00am||Welcome and morning reflection|
|9:30am||Keynote - All about culture
|12:00am||Two tribes: bridging the gulf between progressives and conservatives
|1:45pm||Concurrent 1 - Culturally-competent aged care|
|Concurrent 2 - Culturally-competent care for Indigenous people|
|Concurrent 3 - In it for the long haul - insights to help leaders, managers and staff care for themselves and each other|
|3:45pm||Measuring client outcomes panel
Ann MacRae, Paull English
|5:00pm||Close day 1|
Wednesday 30 May 2018
|9:30am||Keynote - The strengths, challenges and competitive advantage of a diverse workforce
|11:00am||Concurrent 4 - Family violence early intervention|
|Concurrent 5 - Funding social housing - the role and opportunities of social impact investing|
|Concurrent 6 - Food glorious food! Connecting with aged care consumers and culture through food|
|1:45pm||Keynote - Can Australia achieve true, lasting reconciliation with Indigenous people?
|3:00pm||Close day 2|
|3:15pm - 5:00pm||Women's leadership network
Optional event for women to enjoy afternoon tea together, with informal discussions around leadership topics
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Are you interested in being a sponsor at this year's conference? You can read more about our exciting sponsorship opportunities here.