Inclusive Education: Rethinking Ability and Opportunity

About the workshop This is a rare opportunity to hear from people with disability who have first-hand experience of being educated under different models of education. In this workshop, Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift will reflect on their student experiences, both the challenges and successes. They will also draw on educator experiences and…

Investing in the Future: What One Person Can Do

Over the past 30 years Michael Kendrick has introduced Queenslanders to a range of important concepts related to human services and community. These ideas and frameworks have challenged, positively influenced, and continue to inform how we work with people with disability throughout Queensland. We welcome everyone who is interested in disability leadership development for the future, and people who have benefited from working with and learning from Michael to attend this event.

Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

To be human is to be vulnerable. However, people with disability often live with greater vulnerability than others. In an attempt to keep people safe it is possible to limit their lives by being over-protective and so worried about risk that the person has little chance of experiencing the good things of life. While it may not be possible to eliminate a person’s vulnerabilities, intentional safeguards can assist to minimise or make up for them. This seminar will highlight the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s vulnerabilities, as well as explore ways to manage these areas in a positive, life expanding way.

AMPARO Advocacy: Esperance’s Story

As part of the Queensland Government’s NDIS Participant Readiness Project, Amparo Advocacy contracted CRU to create a film aimed at the Swahili speaking Congolese Community in Queensland.  We filmed Esperance in her own home, with the assistance of Mercy, a local interpreter.  The following films aims to communicate how paid supports can be used to…

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Moral Coherency: ‘How to function morally, coherently and adaptively in a world that is disfunctional, including its human services’

CRU is pleased to support the upcoming Moral Coherency workshops being held in Sydney in July.  This event is being run by a local co-operative called “The Implementation Project” For more information please visit their website:  https://moralcoherency.com/ Moral Coherency:  ‘How to function morally, coherently and adaptively in a world that is disfunctional, including its human…

Mini OISD Consultations: Targeted Consultations on Key Life Domains

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…

Optimal Individual Service Design – OISD 2017 (week 2)

BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…

Michael Kendrick on…

CRU invited Michael Kendrick to our office to interview and film him discussing the topics of leadership and change.  Below is a selection of clips made from these sessions with more to follow. The value of imagining better Why is imagining better important? The leadership challenge of imagining better Learning to imagine better

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BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…

CRU Southbank Dinner

  We invite you to join us for dinner at South Bank to catch up with old friends; meet new ones and hear about how people from different parts of the world are working to improve the lives of people with disability. THE DINNER WILL INCLUDE A SHORT PANEL PRESENTATION ‘The Critical Role of Families…

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Upcoming CRU Events

Planning for 2017 is underway at CRU with more events to be finalised in the next few weeks.  We thought we would send a few dates now so that you can put them on your calendar before it fills up too much. The first is a Dinner at Southbank in on 27th February that will…

Griffith University Symposium. “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”

CRU proudly partnered with Griffith University, AMPARO Advocacy Inc and Queenslanders with Disability (QDN) on the ninth Griffith University NDIS Symposium. In this event titled “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”  asked the question:  What steps will ensure people from CALD backgrounds with disability are best supported by the NDIS?.  The presenters were chosen from a variety…

Bringing the Good Life to Life videos

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…

Making the Most of the NDIS: Indooroopilly

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a  new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia, formally commenced on 1 July 2016. It will be introduced gradually across the regions. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS,…

Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities

CRU will host a Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities with Canadian leaders on community inclusion, Dr Bruce Uditsky and Dr Anne Hughson from Inclusion Alberta, providing keynote presentations. The venue will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level (Grey St Entry) Registration from 08:00am for a 9:00am start. About the Forum: The…

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Upcoming Leadership events

CRU is pleased to announce two upcoming leadership events – one event is specifically for family members and the second event is open to all.   Family Leadership Weekend event:  Moving from Vision to Action Our Family Leadership Weekend at Boonah is a live-in event for families being held at “The Outlook, Boonah” on the weekend of 29-31 July. …

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CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available

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…

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March Conference Update

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,…

Mary Kealy – Balancing Innovation & Stability – the challenge of organisational change

Agency Transformation “Balancing Innovation & Stability – the challenge of organisational change” About the Event Increased choice and control; individualised support and self-direction are important features of the NDIS, which is designed to support people with a disability to become empowered, valued members of their communities. However, for agencies, working out how to genuinely serve…

Aoife O’Toole: Agency Transformation

The ‘Agency Transformation’ events held throughout October were designed to assist managers and other key decision makers to think through the core requirements for authentic service transformation so that services would be individually tailored and designed to assist people with a disability to live better lives. The workshops were hosted by Community Resource Unit (CRU)…