The Optimal Individual Service Design course is to be hosted by CRU in Brisbane in April and May 2017. This comprehensive training consists of two five-day blocks and combines theory sessions with practicum work in small groups. Each small group works with a person with a disability, who has volunteered for this role, to develop a proposal for their lives. In addition to full days of training, there are typically 3 evening commitments per week. The course developer and leader is Dr. Michael Kendrick.
OISD Flyer 2017 PDF
OISD Flyer 2017 Accessible word version
This is the seventh time that CRU, in partnership with a variety of other groups has offered this ten day intensive course in Queensland. We continue to invest in this course because participants consistently tell us that it has a deep impact on their understanding of what people need and their approach to developing and providing support to meet the individual needs of each person.
This year’s event is also a collaborative effort with a number of local service providers, which will help to keep costs down and maximise deep and relevant learning for the participants.
Please note that numbers for the course are limited and so we ask people who are interested in participating register by Friday March 17 (or by March 1 to be eligible to pay an early bird rate!)[
Pre-reading material will be sent out and also the opportunity to meet with other participants before the event at a pre-course conversation evening on March 27 at the CRU office 5.30 – 7.30pm.
- 3rd – 7th April &
- 8th – 12th May (including 3 nights each of these weeks)
- + pre-course evening on March 27
It is not a prerequisite but we do recommend that participants have an understanding of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory before attending.
If you have any queries about the course or would like any further details please contact Suellen Welch at the CRU office on 3844 2211 and please share this with anyone you think may be interested.