Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Responding Well to People with ‘Challenging Behaviours’ Toowoomba

November 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

About the workshop:

In this workshop articipants will be encouraged to understand more about what drives behaviour and the situations in which people with ‘challenging behaviours’ find themselves. Ann will cover ways to develop strategies with the person, so that, regardless of the level of their disability, they can better understand the motivations, effects and consequences of their behaviour.

This workshop will involve information sharing, practical tips and strategies and learning through stories. It will not provide a recipe to ‘fix’ the person.

Download Flyer (PDF)

Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

Topics Include:

• Defining and describing challenging behaviour
• Communication and its role in behaviour
• Consideration of internal and external drivers of behaviour
• Understanding our part in the behaviour of others
• Developing a personal style which is not punishing


About the Presenter:

Ann GreerAnn Greer
has over fifteen years professional experience working with people whose behaviours are seen as challenging.  As well as drawing on the teachings of Donnellan, LaVigna and Willis, most of her learning and understandings have come from her greatest teachers, people with disabilities themselves. Ann is the Manager of Community Connection Inc. in Townsville and mother of three adults, two of whom live with disability. 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will be of interest to anyone supporting a person labelled as challenging – whether as a parent, family member, friend, or in a work role.


Discussion Day for Families

In Brisbane on Friday 17th November there will be an opportunity for families to spend further time with Ann in a small group session to continue the discussion and apply the learnings to their personal circumstances.

Attendance on Day 1 is necessary for participation in Day 2. Participants may have attended Day 1 in previous years. See separate flyer for more info and to register for Day 2.


Need some assistance with fees?

CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability and family members not sponsored by an organisation. Contact CRU for more information.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link – https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation


November 16, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , , , , ,


Toowoomba Motel & Events Centre
2 Burnage Street
East Toowoomba,QLD4350Australia


Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211