Our suite of ready-made workshops and courses have been designed to provide people with the ideas and practical strategies that are needed to create positive change and are suitable for people with disability, family members, and workers at all levels and organisations.

CRU also works with people with a disability and families at an individual level to support their efforts to pursue a meaningful life.

We can design tailor-made training packages to best match the needs of your team or organisation, including for people who are self-managing their own support.   Speak to us about your options for personalising our training packages or purpose building training to suit your unique needs.

Pricing is for customers in Queensland and is current for 2018 and may be subject to change. Please contact us to discuss your training requirements.

Tailored Workshops

Welcoming People Well

Disability Awareness Training Workshop flyer here

Available in half day or full day options, these workshops are suitable for community groups, organisations in the private sector, government departments and all groups interested in supporting the full inclusion of people with disability in community and civic life.

The workshop is designed as a short introduction to the fundamentals of social inclusion. By focusing on people’s strengths and our commonalities, we will assist you to build the capacity of your group, club, team or organisation to be welcoming and inclusive of all people.

Training for Support Workers

Getting to the Heart of What Matters Workshop flyer here

This one or two day workshop is an opportunity for support workers to critically reflect upon the essential purpose of their role, the values that drive ‘support’, and the sorts of relationships which are core to supporting someone well, particularly in relation to valued roles and community belonging.

This workshop provides participants with frameworks that help to deepen their understanding of how they can contribute to a better life for the person they support.

Individual Consultancies

CRU’s Individual Consultancies are an opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with a skilled disability consultant to assist you (or a family member) to think about your needs, goals and the supports that may be useful to help you achieve a rich, meaningful and inclusive life.

Our experienced consultants understand disability issues and can help to provide fresh perspectives, expand your thinking, make a plan of action, and assist you and your supporters to become clear, confident and in control as you strive for the good things of life. Our consultants can also assist with the facilitation of Circles of Support as a strategy to build your informal networks.

To find out more about this service, please contact the CRU office.

Using your NDIS Plan to come to CRU Training

The NDIS has already started in some parts of Queensland and Australia and people with disability and their families have been able to use their NDIS funding to pay to attend CRU events.

As you set your goals you might like to consider your need for ongoing capacity building and request this funding in your plan. Workshop content would need to align with one of your goals and training can be for the person or for parents and carers.

Whether your plan is plan managed or self-managed we are interested in speaking with you about how we can work with you to make this happen. If your plan is Agency managed please note that we are not a registered organisation with the NDIA but, we would be keen to talk with you about what you require.

We have created a guide for people who are accessing the NDIS who would like to use their NDIS plan and funding with CRU.   Our guide, “Using your NDIS Plan & Funding at CRU“, includes NDIS support item numbers for core and capacity building that may be used to pay for our services.


Are you a member of CRU? Membership application forms are available on our website. We are currently making changes to our membership options – more details to follow soon.

Members join CRU to get access to information, to feel a sense of belonging, and to give back and contribute to the work of CRU. Individual members have voting rights in the organisation.

Consultancies for Organisations

Through our consultancy services we engage with people and organisations on questions of values and vision, and provide analysis to assist disability-related organisations to shape and deliver helpful and relevant services, products and communications.

Supporting Organisational Change & Service Design

CRU can support services to adapt to new models of support under the NDIS and beyond, provide evaluations or reviews, or assist organisations through helpful conversations with our skilled consultants.

CRU can equip organisations through the delivery of tailored training and staff development. From investment in key personnel to large-scale training, CRU is equipped to design specific programs to influence the change process.

Resource Development & Website Consultancies

We specialise in creating values-based educative resources designed to inspire and resource change. A key part of this is ensuring that the content and messaging is relevant, inclusive and accessible.

Combining technical skills with extensive knowledge of contemporary disability practice, CRU is uniquely placed to assist you to create print publications, videos, organisational materials and websites that are for, or about people with disability.


Introduction to Facilitation Course

CRU’s Facilitation Course is designed to develop the skills and confidence needed to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities.

Run over three workdays, this course spans two months and provides the opportunity for participants to implement what they have learnt in an action learning framework.
Comprehensive teaching about foundational principles is provided to assist with facilitating groups of all types where skilled facilitation can assist people to achieve their goals.

Training for Leaders

A short course designed for team leaders, coordinators and managers. Participants receive practical training in how to utilise the framework of the Five Valued Accomplishments (John O’Brien) to ensure their teams are effectively supporting people with disability.

This is coupled with a focus on how to lead, mentor and coach others to deliver quality support and drive ongoing positive change in the lives of the people with disability they serve.

Deep Quality through Optimal Individual Service Design (OISD)

Developed by internationally renowned disability consultant Dr Michael Kendrick, this comprehensive training program enhances quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person-centred services to people with disability.

The combination of theory with hands-on practicum work in small groups allows for deeper learning to be achieved when immersed in the 10-day course.

As this course length and depth also equates to higher costs; our capacity to offer this transformative course has often only been possible through partnerships with organisations.

Speak to us about partnering with CRU to ensure this highly regarded and in-depth course continues to equip leaders in the disability sector in Queensland.

Additional information

Cancellation Policy & Fee Structure

CRU’s general cancellation policy is available here. A contract will be negotiated for tailored workshops and consultancies and this will include specific termination clauses.

If price is a barrier then please contact us to discuss your options further.