NDIS in the Northern Territory
Provider Readiness Workshops
In partnership with the Northern Territory Government, DSC is providing NDIS readiness support for Disability Support Providers in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs, & Katherine.
This is your opportunity to learn about the Who, What, Where, Why and How of the NDIS, to discuss local implementation challenges and opportunities for NDIS participants in your communities.
NDIS success: Learn, Engage, adapt
Sick of going to forums where you leave with more questions than answers? In this one day workshop, we explore the very latest in NDIS rollout experience and policy and explore what it takes to run a sustainable business in the complex, changing world of the NDIS. In just one day, our experts will ensure you leave with an NDIS Action Plan that details your key organisational priorities for the next 12 months.
Time: 9:15 - 3:30pm
Darwin: 1 & 2 August | Nhulunbuy: 9 August | Alice Springs: 22 August | Katherine: 28 August
DSC's NDIS experts will be available in each city to give providers the opportunity to get organisation-specific responses and advice on any aspect of their NDIS transition, including advice on the NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework through 30-60 minute one-one-one consulting support sessions. Please note that spaces for this support are limited and time slots will be allocated close to the date.
Darwin: 3 August | Nhulunbuy: 10 August | Alice Springs: 23 August | Katherine: 29 August
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.
Alice Springs & Katherine:
Faye is a human services marketing and communications specialist with over 12 years’ experience in strategy, digital and content marketing, media/PR, integrated marketing campaigns, corporate affairs, internal and external communications, stakeholder/community engagement and government relations.
She is passionate about the NDIS having worked in the disability sector for organisations such as Endeavour Foundation, Youngcare and AEIOU Foundation for children with Autism, with a strong focus on customer and organisation preparedness. She has also recently completed a degree in psychology.
Darwin & Nhulunbuy:
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.
FEEDBACK FOR DSC's LEARN, ENGAGE, ADAPT Workshops
Don't just take our word for it. Over 2,000 people have now attended a DSC NDIS workshop. Here's what previous Learn, Engage, Adapt workshop participants had to say about the day:
Know that you should have read the NDIS Act but have not had the time? In this series, Sara Gingold explores the Sections that all providers need to know, starting with everybody's favourite - reasonable and necessary.
The NDIS and Education sectors meet at a complex and confusing intersection. Jessica Stubbins explores how the mainstream and disability services divide their responsibilities to students with disabilities.
Strong pre-planning is essential for getting the best possible outcomes from the NDIS. Faye Lawrence explores how offering pre-planning services can benefit both you and your customers.
After 3.5 years of NDIS transition, Rob Woolley looks back on what he would have done differently if he had his time again.
What is the right culture for the NDIS, a quasi-marketplace with disruptive service models and ad hoc decision making? Roland and Vanessa outline the 6 crucial pieces of the puzzle.
Vanessa and Roland examine how to avoid going broke ‘NDIS style’ through a fundamental rethink of the way we do business.
The Victorian State Government has developed an interim practice advice to support Victorian Health and Aged Care services in preparedness for and throughout transition to the NDIS. This is a great resource for organisations and professionals in these spaces to understand the NDIS and its interface with Health & Aged Care.
Rob Woolley questions many organisations' approaches to service design, delivery and systems within the seismic change the NDIS will bring.
These resources provide an overview of the critical factors that should be influences business decisions for DSPs. For organisations seeking some solid guidance on commercialising services, this is a great place to start.
Change management is a critical issue for services providers. Combating the feelings of fear and confusion amongst staff is vital for ensuring service delivery standards remain high. One of the tools in the QLD Government’s recently created NDIS toolkit focuses on readying clients for change.