About the Workshop: The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we…Details
Introduction to Facilitation – A practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups
Introduction to Facilitation 2017
Delivered over 3 days, this is a practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups
August 10 + September 14 + October 12
BOOK TICKETS HERE Getting to the Heart of What Matters: The Role of a Support Worker Friday 19 May 2017 – CABOOLTURE About the Workshop: The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life…
About the Opportunity: CRU is offering a unique professional development opportunity for a small number of past OISD course participants. We are partnering with Staffing Options to conduct targeted reviews of the service arrangements of three individuals using the framework of the OISD course. This is rare and exciting learning experience in which participants will…
Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports Wednesday May 3, 2017 – Cairns About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, many people with disabilities and their families are thinking about what a good life for a person with a disability looks like and how to best use the opportunities offered…
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…
This workshop will assist people to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports that help create and sustain a good life. It will also explore ways people and their families can both manage and direct the support they need to live a rich and meaningful life.Details
These videos were created for our resource website Bringing the Good Life to Life. The footage came from CRU events held in Brisbane and Rockhampton and share stories and topics including:
- The power of planning
- Focusing on potential
- The value of real work for real pay
- How low expectations limit the Good Life
- Starting small business
- The importance of starting with the person
There are only 2 weeks until our Leadership Forum on Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities with international leaders, Bruce Uditsky and Anne Hughson, and other local speakers. Registrations are due to close this Friday 12th August. Register now to secure your place! This event is for everyone who wants to see people with disability, whatever…
CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available We are delighted to announce that the CRU conference program is now available. If you have not already registered, we would encourage you to REGISTER NOW so you don’t miss out! Ticket Sales Close on Friday 6th May. Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibility has been…
March Conference Update You are probably now aware of the upcoming CRU Conference ‘Claiming a Positive Future: The power of possibility’ on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May. We wanted to let you know that we have just released details of some new presenters. Our EARLY BIRD ticket rate is closing soon on 1st April,…
Each video shares but a glimpse into these peoples lives as they pursue ordinary lives: at school, at work, in their own homes, with their friends and family and planning for futures rich with opportunities, relationships and purpose within the communities that know and love them.
All of these stories were created before the NDIS started in Queensland and the people in them have engaged a range of supports – many of which have been unpaid and have grown from opportunities presented from ordinary lives in community. Opportunities everyone can enjoy when they are seen for their strengths, capabilities and potential.
We wish to thank everyone who participated in these videos. They were created in collaboration with Peter Hegedus from Soul Vision Films, who also made our 2014 DVD Together in Partnership.
CRU is pleased to announce the launch of a new website we have developed as part of our NDIS Participant Readiness program. Titled ‘Bringing the Good Life to Life’, this website has been created as a resource for people with disability and their supporters, both paid and unpaid. This website can be found at: http://thegoodlife.cru.org.au…
Presented by Jane Sherwin Tuesday 28 April 2015 Mackay About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, the relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them will need to be re-thought by all parties. In this new environment many people are searching for more productive and sustainable…Details
** A Workshop for Family Members ** Imagining a positive future for our family member is an excellent starting point, but what are some things you can do to help bring that good life to LIFE? This workshop will help family members understand the potential for valued roles to be the building blocks for a…Details
** A discussion series for family members ** Why is inclusion so elusive? Monday 8th September: 6:15pm – 8:30pm (light meal from 5:45pm) Do the following examples resonate with you at all? A teacher says they believe in inclusion, but recommends a segregated activity. Or a family member says they’re onside, but never invites your…Details
Janet Klees has been coordinator with the family-governed Deohaeko Support Network for the past 15 years and has been deeply affected by the lives of the people that she has come to know. Janet is the author of two books “We Come Bearing Gifts” and “Our Presence has Roots” that are both for sale in the CRU bookstore.
All of Janet’s work focuses on individually-designed arrangements and she is especially concerned that families are well supported to think through practical, principled ways to ensure that their family members live meaningful, involved and secure lives within their communities.