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Online training and professional development delivery as the sector moves toward remote workforce

Many training and professional development providers are moving to online delivery in these changing times, including PeakCare Members and Supporters. Supporter Encompass Family and Community now offer via Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams or Facetime, supervision/debriefing sessions, reflective practice sessions, team connection and development sessions, live ‘bite-sized’ training sessions of 1-2 hours for workshops in the existing Encompass training calendar, live ‘bite-sized’ bespoke training sessions, and more. Find out more or contact Encompass at enquiries@efac.com.au.

PeakCare Supporter Amovita International also deliver training and professional development via Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Facetime and webinars. Amovita is currently conducting a survey on sector training needs and is inviting feedback. Contact Amovita on 0498 133 070 or by email to info@amovita.com.au.

PeakCare Supporter AASW is delivering three online training webinars for new disability workers to better understand issues around sexual violence and trauma. Contact the QLD Branch on 07 2101 4629 or by email to aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au.

PeakCare Supporter Parentshop has also moved to deliver their workshops virtually.

Other training organisations are also moving toward online training, with many free resources for workforce preparedness in this new environment. National Disability Services is hosting a free webinar for disability service providers on better supporting clients who may be struggling to cope with the forced disruptions to normal routine and increasing level of restrictions and requirements around healthy and safety during COVID-19. A free webinar by Brisbane Family Law Pathways Network will address challenging workplace dynamics during difficult times, delivered by conflict expert Megan Hunter. Free transition to remote working courses and webinars for business preparedness are now available from Connecting Up and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, and Justice Connect has free webinars addressing the impact of COVID-19 on contract law, holding AGMs remotely, and payroll and HR. Women’s Health Queensland has free programs and services for any woman in Queensland seeking health and wellbeing, family or relationship support. Women can call 1800 017 676 directly or can be referred by service providers.

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