Leadership, innovation strategies and skill development through seminars, training, master classes, knowledge integration and dissemination

We continuously receive great feedback about the practical value of our events and our expert speakers.  Currently over 100 events are listed below in chronological order.  All are open for registrations.  Please SCROLL DOWN to find the event you are interested in your preferred location.  Please be aware that some events are held in several locations.  Not sure what to do? E: info@changechampions.com.au or M:0467635150

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10 October - 10 October 2014
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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The ABC of BOC- Working with older adults with complex care needs who display behaviours of concern

Note to Sydney delegates: the workshop will run from 09.00-15.30 on the 10th October 2014 (please note the earlier start as per the reminder email)

Most of us are committed to the principles of delivering person centred care. Often times, though, our skills, knowledge and resolve are seriously challenged when we are working with older complex care recipients who display behaviours of concern. There are times too, when patients, clients and residents demonstrate behaviours that are so concerning or challenging that they impede our actually ability to provide effective person centred care.. 

Highly regarded facilitator, Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink, brings you this practical workshop that is designed  to provide a vibrant, but strictly confidential, discussion forum for professionals willing to discuss de-identified case and to learn with and from their peers in a supportive and relaxed environment.

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14 October - 14 October 2014
Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Manage Your Energy, Rather Than Your Time

If you are over trying to manage your time so that you can do everything on your wish list on time all the time, this workshop might be for you. Join Char Weeks for this practical and inspiring workshop which could change the way you do everything.

 

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20 October - 20 October 2014
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Board Appointments Master Class

All you need to know to get the board position you want.
More and more professionals are looking to share their expertise, and add to their own credibility, as Non Executive Directors (NEDs) on Boards and other Committees of Management. But, landing that first Board position is not so easy, especially when you are pitting your skills and experience with others who are equally talented and passionate about the same cause, company or industry.

 

Join David Schwarz (an experienced non-executive director, international head-hunter, board recruiter and the MD of Board Direction) for the skills and assistance you require to get ‘board ready' and onto the board you want.

 

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20 October - 20 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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The Change Implementers Toolkit

First time managing a project or program? Excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity to expand your horizons by working on a new initiative? Expert on the topic area? What about your expertise on how to manage change? Not too many ideas.... Great! You are the ideal participant in this full day workshop.

 

"Very helpful day and new information was constantly brought back and applied in my context. Thank you." - Ben, Brisbane QLD

 

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21 October - 21 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Board Appointments Master Class

All you need to know to get the board position you want.
More and more professionals are looking to share their expertise, and add to their own credibility, as Non Executive Directors (NEDs) on Boards and other Committees of Management. But, landing that first Board position is not so easy, especially when you are pitting your skills and experience with others who are equally talented and passionate about the same cause, company or industry.

 

Join David Schwarz (an experienced non-executive director, international head-hunter, board recruiter and the MD of Board Direction) for the skills and assistance you require to get ‘board ready' and onto the board you want.

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22 October - 22 October 2014
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Board Appointments Master Class

All you need to know to get the board position you want.
More and more professionals are looking to share their expertise, and add to their own credibility, as Non Executive Directors (NEDs) on Boards and other Committees of Management. But, landing that first Board position is not so easy, especially when you are pitting your skills and experience with others who are equally talented and passionate about the same cause, company or industry.

 

Join David Schwarz (an experienced non-executive director, international head-hunter, board recruiter and the MD of Board Direction) for the skills and assistance you require to get ‘board ready' and onto the board you want.

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22 October - 22 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Managing Up (or, How to Help Your Boss Add Value to Your Work)

Ever bounced into your boss' office to eagerly report on project progress to be met with a quizzical stare? Ever been stopped mid-sentence by a boss who has no idea what you are talking about? Ever been asked to cut to the chase when you thought you were actually giving a brief summary? Did their eyes glaze over half way through a perhaps long winded explanation? Feel a bit anxious when you are about to go into a meeting with your boss? 

 

Here is a 3hr workshop that will help you to make those meetings with your boss a much more mutually rewarding experience.  

 

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23 October - 23 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

This practical workshop draws upon the best international literature and focuses on how to create a culture of innovation in health and aged care. Delegates will learn a step by step approach to creating a culture of innovation in their organisation:
  • Define what constitutes "innovation" as a pre-requisite for culture change
  • Understand the DNA of innovators and how they inspire others
  • Consider case studies of innovation in organisations
  • Look at strategies and tools for fostering innovation in your organisation
  • Develop a road map for fostering innovation in your organisation after the workshop

"It was good to take the time to really explore ways to encourage innovation on an organization and a personal level." - Kerry Copley, AMSANT, Northern Territory

"I had let "innovation" slide off my strengths radar. Now it's back on. How exciting." - NFP, WA

"It gave me ideas on stimulating innovation in my work place." - NFP, WA

"Excellent course providing tools and an easy to understand logic to implement. Great for business." - Karen Harris, Imagingwest, WA

"Having a smaller group allowed Char to personalize the discussion and presentation to the work we do." - Louise Patel, AMSANT, NT

 

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24 October - 24 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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The New Leaders Toolkit

Believe it or not. From your very first day in a leadership role, you can choose to beconfident and successful. You can choose to adopt a principled approach to leadership and management so that the demands are manageable. You can choose to manage your energy rather than your time. These decisions will help you to stay fresh and able to deliver your best. As a proactive new leader, you can also choose to sit comfortably on top of the steam roller rather than submit to being squashed flat under the pressure of its rollers....and screaming for help

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24 October - 24 October 2014
Christchurch, ACT, New Zealand

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The ABC of BOC- Working with older adults with complex care needs who display behaviours of concern

Most of us are committed to the principles of delivering person centred care. Often times, though, our skills, knowledge and resolve are seriously challenged when we are working with older complex care recipients who display behaviours of concern. There are times too, when patients, clients and residents demonstrate behaviours that are so concerning or challenging that they impede our actually ability to provide effective person centred care.. 

Highly regarded facilitator, Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink, brings you this practical workshop that is designed  to provide a vibrant, but strictly confidential, discussion forum for professionals willing to discuss de-identified case and to learn with and from their peers in a supportive and relaxed environment.

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28 October - 28 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Qualitas Australasian Productive Series Conference

The Australasian Productive Series is adapted from the highly successful model used internationally.

The Australasian Productive Series supports health service teams to redesign and streamline the way they manage and work. The focus in on achieving significant and lasting improvements and predominantly in improving care quality while reducing costs and contributing time saved back where it belongs – in patient care.

The Australasian Productive Series draws on the efficiency techniques first seen in innovations in manufacturing in the early 70’s and later the safety initiatives adopted in the aviation industry.

As with all successful change programs, the key to the success of the Australian Productive Series has been shown to be executive sponsorship in collaboration with empowered front line teams who are willing to examine their practice and consider how that might make positive changes to the way their work. The approach is one of continuous improvement which leads to improved staff morale, a productive and collaborative work culture and genuine savings in terms of reduced costs and less waste of time and resources.

Are you implementing a productive series program?

Have you implemented a program in the past?

Are you thinking of embarking on a Productive Series Journey?

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30 October - 30 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Moving Forward - Embracing and Accepting Resistance to Change

Down hearted because not everyone is on board with your project and commited to achieving change for the better? Not sure why? Don't know how to deal with it? Then this one day work shop is for you!!

Ideal for people working in health reform, e-health and innovations and service improvement projects in any sector

 "A great workshop. Practical ideas which could be implemented immediately." - Elysha Loiterton, KJ Ross & Associates, QLD

"This Master Class was extremely interesting and worthwhile. It was great to share with others in the group about our change management challenges and discuss strategies to address them. Lots of fantastic information." - Cindy Cunningham, Macquarie University, NSW

"This has come at a great time as we launch into a period of implementation and the consequent change.  Lots of perspective and tools to take with me" - Zoe Austin-Crowe, Department of Health, Victoria

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31 October - 31 October 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Manage Your Energy, Rather Than Your Time

If you are over trying to manage your time so that you can do everything on your wish list on time all the time, this workshop might be for you. Join Char Weeks for this practical and inspiring workshop which could change the way you do everything.

 

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3 November - 3 November 2014
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Mastering Social Media

This full day workshop is for those of you who are still trying to fathom the value of using social media and how your clients or customers might benefit. It will also help you to navigate in a benefit focused approach the plethora of platforms that are on offer

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"Glenn is remarkably knowledgable in this area. An excellent presentation, easy to listen to, informative and comfortable environment to ask questions and feel heard and respected" - Sally Wade, Operations Manager, Corangamite Libraries Corporation, VIC

 

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7 November - 7 November 2014
Mildura, VIC, Australia

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The ABC of BOC- Working with older adults with complex care needs who display behaviours of concern

Most of us are committed to the principles of delivering person centred care. Often times, though, our skills, knowledge and resolve are seriously challenged when we are working with older complex care recipients who display behaviours of concern. There are times too, when patients, clients and residents demonstrate behaviours that are so concerning or challenging that they impede our actually ability to provide effective person centred care.. 

Highly regarded facilitator, Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink, brings you this practical workshop that is designed  to provide a vibrant, but strictly confidential, discussion forum for professionals willing to discuss de-identified cases and to learn with and from their peers in a supportive and relaxed environment.

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14 November - 14 November 2014
Albury, NSW, Australia

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The ABC of BOC- Working with older adults with complex care needs who display behaviours of concern

Most of us are committed to the principles of delivering person centred care. Often times, though, our skills, knowledge and resolve are seriously challenged when we are working with older complex care recipients who display behaviours of concern. There are times too, when patients, clients and residents demonstrate behaviours that are so concerning or challenging that they impede our actually ability to provide effective person centred care.. 

Highly regarded facilitator, Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink, brings you this practical workshop that is designed  to provide a vibrant, but strictly confidential, discussion forum for professionals willing to discuss de-identified cases and to learn with and from their peers in a supportive and relaxed environment.

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24 November - 24 November 2014
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Building Resilient Teams at Work

A workshop by Kathryn McEwen for those who value emotional intelligence.

This workshop provides evidence-based strategies to build resilient team at work that are derived from the literature as well as from research by the consultant. The strategies have been used successfully with leaders and teams across all professions and organisational levels including within the health and related industries.

Audience:

For those in leadership positions, eg middle, senior management and executive teams. There is great value if teams undergo this workshop together so that team strategies, alongside individual ones, can be developed.

"This was a great opportunity to share ideas and gain information both for myself and my team in terms of ensuring health and maximising effectiveness"

Sue Dawson, MUH, NSW 

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8 December - 8 December 2014
Auckland, ACT, New Zealand

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Building Resilient Teams at Work

A workshop by Kathryn McEwen for those who value emotional intelligence.

This workshop provides evidence-based strategies to build resilient team at work that are derived from the literature as well as from research by the consultant. The strategies have been used successfully with leaders and teams across all professions and organisational levels including within the health and related industries.

Audience:

For those in leadership positions, eg middle, senior management and executive teams. There is great value if teams undergo this workshop together so that team strategies, alongside individual ones, can be developed.

"This was a great opportunity to share ideas and gain information both for myself and my tea in terms of ensuring health and maximising effectiveness"

Sue Dawson, MUH, NSW 

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26 February - 27 February 2015
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Respecting our Loved One's Wishes: Innovations in the Delivery of Home and Community Care for Older People

Health, community and aged care professionals are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to care for older people while respecting their wishes and preserving their mobility and independence. Increasingly, when offered a choice, many older people prefer to remain in their home for the remainder of their life. Yet, in the context of the whole family, the availability and myriad of services and service providers, somehow enacting that decision sometimes comes with a whirlpool of complexities.
 
This practical two day seminar is designed to examine changes in the way that healthcare is delivered to older Australians with a particular focus on person and family centred models of service and care delivery.

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24 April - 24 April 2015
Perth, WA, Australia

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Working Effectively with People Experiencing Family Estrangement - A practical approach for health & welfare professionals

Health professionals regularly encounter people who are estranged from one or more family members.  Family estrangement often results in significant grief responses as well as decreased social functioning. While estrangement impacts families across the lifecycle, there is some evidence that older people, those experiencing periods of crisis and those nearing the end of life might experience an increased desire to reconcile with their estranged relative or at least learn to live with the loss of the ‘family ideal’.  This practical workshop is designed to assist you to help people living with family estrangement.

 

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"Excellent presentation, well researched, and good presentation style" - Anne Johnson, Social Worker- Palliative Care, Calvary Hospital NSW

 

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27 April - 27 April 2015
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Working Effectively with People Experiencing Family Estrangement - A practical approach for health & welfare professionals

Health professionals regularly encounter people who are estranged from one or more family members.  Family estrangement often results in significant grief responses as well as decreased social functioning. While estrangement impacts families across the lifecycle, there is some evidence that older people, those experiencing periods of crisis and those nearing the end of life might experience an increased desire to reconcile with their estranged relative or at least learn to live with the loss of the ‘family ideal’.  This practical workshop is designed to assist you to help people living with family estrangement.

 

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"Excellent presentation, well researched, and good presentation style" - Anne Johnson, Social Worker- Palliative Care, Calvary Hospital NSW

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29 April - 29 April 2015
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Working Effectively with People Experiencing Family Estrangement - A practical approach for health & welfare professionals

Health professionals regularly encounter people who are estranged from one or more family members.  Family estrangement often results in significant grief responses as well as decreased social functioning. While estrangement impacts families across the lifecycle, there is some evidence that older people, those experiencing periods of crisis and those nearing the end of life might experience an increased desire to reconcile with their estranged relative or at least learn to live with the loss of the ‘family ideal’.  This practical workshop is designed to assist you to help people living with family estrangement.

 

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"Excellent presentation, well researched, and good presentation style" - Anne Johnson, Social Worker- Palliative Care, Calvary Hospital NSW

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1 May - 1 May 2015
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Working Effectively with People Experiencing Family Estrangement - A practical approach for health & welfare professionals

Health professionals regularly encounter people who are estranged from one or more family members.  Family estrangement often results in significant grief responses as well as decreased social functioning. While estrangement impacts families across the lifecycle, there is some evidence that older people, those experiencing periods of crisis and those nearing the end of life might experience an increased desire to reconcile with their estranged relative or at least learn to live with the loss of the ‘family ideal’.  This practical workshop is designed to assist you to help people living with family estrangement.

 

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"Excellent presentation, well researched, and good presentation style" - Anne Johnson, Social Worker- Palliative Care, Calvary Hospital NSW

 

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