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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.

This year, we are also holding an aged care advocacy forum the day prior to the conference. All who work in aged care in Baptist Care Australia member organisations are invited to join a discussion about aged care reform, and help develop our long term vision for the future of the aged care system. What do we think aged care should look like in 20 years? How could this vision be realised? And how do we differ from current visions such as the Aged Care Roadmap and NACA’s Blueprint for Reform?

The Women's Leadership Forum is an optional event to enjoy afternoon tea together at the end of the conference, with informal discussions around leadership topics. We'll hear from our three female Board chairs - Judith Carpenter, Robina Bradley and Julie Lawrie - about their lives and their leadership journeys. The forum is designed for women, but everyone is welcome. Just register when you register for the conference.

Sponsors

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Are you interested in sponsoring this year's conference? You can read more about our exciting sponsorship opportunities here