at Lower Cost
"Cost comes before benefit"
- Old Dutch saying
DATE & TIME
9:30 - 4:00pm (Registrations open 9:00am)
Sydney: Thursday 23 March
Melbourne: Friday 31 March
Adelaide: Friday 7 April
Sydney: The Portside Centre
207 Kent St, Sydney 2000
Melbourne: Bayview On The Park
52 Queens Rd, Melbourne 3004
Adelaide: Hilton Adelaide
233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Traditional cost cutting can kill the heart and soul of an organisation. From choosing the right software to lean management and autonomous teams, our NDIS experts provide proven cost saving alternatives that build stronger organisational cultures while delivering better participant outcomes.
Welcome & Introductions
Benefits vs Costs
Limitations of traditional cost cutting an the NDIS world
Finding costs savings that fit your values
Why culture eats process for breakfast
Alternatives to Slash and Burn
Thinking outside the square: cutting costs, not staff
Savings through client self-management and partnerships
Maximising front line productivity
Building Autonomy into Teams
Lessons from the Australian self managing teams experience
Broader than Buurtzorg: learning from overseas models and other sectors
Key characteristics of high performance teams
Rethinking Infrastructure & Software
Identifying your software and infrastructure needs and solutions
Finding and better using underutilised infrastructure
Making smarter decisions about vehicles, offices and program facilities
Delivering Better Outcomes at Lower Cost
Bringing it all together
Rob has more than 3 years hands-on NDIS trial site experience in roles including Service Manager, Project Manager, Business Development Manager and most recently General Manager committed to building and leading a values-based service culture with over 400 clients and 150 Support Workers, Coordinators, Case Managers and Allied Health Professionals at a locally owned and operated provider in ACT. He has more than 15 years experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and Australia, including roles with LGAs, national peak bodies, local service providers and Board positions. Rob combines hands-on experience of support work, a range of qualifications (from an MBA and journalism qualifications to project management), and in-depth understanding of Design Thinking, Agile Development and Lean Management.
Sally has diverse commercial experience spanning over 20 years across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate about supporting businesses in developing and marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability – commercially superior solutions that promote consumer empowerment for people with disability. Sally has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and an MBA completed at Harvard.
Sally is a member of the NSW Disability Council, Director of Endeavour Group Australia, Director of the Centre for Universal Design Australia, Director of the Hunter Business Chamber, Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle.
Among Sally’s perspectives on disability is that of mother and carer to Nicky, one of her three young daughters. Nicky lives with quadriplegia as a result of an acquired brain injury and is an NDIS participant.
Evie Naufal holds both a Masters degree in Sustainability & Social Innovation from HEC Paris and a Media Communications degree from the University of Melbourne. Early in her career, she worked on cutting edge Human Centred Design service development strategies for Procter & Gamble in Kenya and Brazil. Since moving back to Australia two years ago, she has been eating NDIS detail, working with organisations around Australia and all stages of the NDIS journey. Evie has been the engine room of DSC’s content driven marketing success and is an outstanding writer, presenter and digital service developer.
FEEDBACK FOR DSC's NDIS forums
Don't just take our word for it. Over 1,500 people have now attended a DSC NDIS workshop. Here's what previous NDIS Housing participants had to say about our workshops:
The 2017/18 NDIS Price Guides are hot off the press. Evie outlines what you need to know about this long anticipated update.
The Productivity Commission has today released its position paper on the NDIS Costs. Brent Woolgar outlines the highlights
Earlier this week, NDIS CEO David Bowen released a statement about the NDIA's approach to improving processes. In this amusing article, Support Coordinator, Sam Paior translates the statement into layman's terms.
Despite the recent flurry of activity in the SDA space, there remains a critical missing piece of the puzzle, writes Brent Woolgar.
Over the last few weeks we have learned a lot about some State Governments positions regarding their existing stock of social and disability housing. This is vital information if you are considering investment in SDA.
The snippets of information fed to DES providers on Budget Night 2017 did little more than bring further uncertainty to the sector. Perhaps the answer to better work outcomes lies somewhere buried deeply in the NDIS and the tragically under-utilised employment supports, writes John Donnon.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a complicated beast. Our NDIS Housing experts have produced a checklist with the key actions that organisations should be taking at 5 stages along the SDA journey.
Toni Rowe outlines the who, what, why and how of Employment Supports in the NDIS.
The NDIS desperately need leadership that can show integrity, admit to the problems and give families reason to believe that things will get better. But instead what we've got is a plane with no pilot - and a Scheme thats funding still hangs in the balance thanks to Labor's Budget response.
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