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
Central Venues TBC
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
With a career in disability that spans 3 decades, Roland Naufal is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable disability professionals. He was winner of the 2002 Harvard Club Disability Fellowship and from 2012 to 2014 consulted on NDIS design for the National Disability & Carer Alliance.
Roland has held leadership roles in some of Australia’s most successful disability organisations, including CEO Villa Maria, General Manager Yooralla, State Manager Vision Australia and CEO Association for Children with a Disability. He worked extensively on disability deinstitutionalisation and lectured on the politics and history of disability. Roland has degrees in Economics and Social Work and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
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.
Evie 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 before coming back to Australia to lead DSC’s marketing, business systems and research practices. 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:
Some recent advice to leaders in the disability space specifying a reduction in service quality as a strategy to survival has caused a stir amongst participants and their families. And rightly so. Sally Coddington explores some of the many alternatives providers have to reduce costs and improve quality.
The Productivity Commission (PC) has released the Issues Paper for the Review of NDIS Costs. As Brent Woolgar explains, it’s thrown just about every contentious NDIS issue up in the air for consideration.
Vanessa and Roland examine how to avoid going broke ‘NDIS style’ through a fundamental rethink of the way we do business.
Brent Woolgar analyses the recently released NDIS Quality and safeguarding framework, highlighting the key policy decisions and implications for providers.
This article answers some of our most frequently asked questions about NDIS Support Coordination.
What do you say to participants and their families about how the NDIS can help overcome the housing problem? Luke Bo'sher and Libby Ellis explore four key questions for Support Coordinators, service providers, advocates and families to be looking at with participants.
Do you wonder how it feels to be an NDIS participant navigating the disability support marketplace for the first time? Could choice really be a problem? Evie explores the paradox of choice and what providers can do to mitigate it.
DSC is getting lots of calls from organisations confused about how the ILC program will operate. Sadly, once you understand the fundamentals of ILC and LAC, confusion is replaced with serious concern. Roland outlines the major failings of the ILC program design - and how a failure to address these might just kneecap the NDIS.
In the ILC Program Guidelines released last week, the NDIA confirmed that the upcoming funding round for ILC is not just about the ACT. In addition to Jurisdictional based grants, around $15 million in "National Readiness Grants" will be up for tender.
Bruce Bonyhady, the inaugural Chair of the NDIS has now left the Board. It has been a difficult birth for the NDIS under Bruce’s leadership and this article draws on the issues he raised as most challenging for the future in his parting letter to Minister Porter and the NDIS Standing Council.
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