Please note that this is a draft program and is subject to change.

Tuesday 05 September 2017

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception & Registration

Vintaged Bar


Wednesday 06 September 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Conference registration

Exhibitor Area


9:00 am - 9:05 am

Ballroom A & B


Welcome to day one

Brett de Hoedt
Conference MC,
Hootville Communications

9:05 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to Country

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Ballroom A & B


Why react to change when you can lead it?

Jason Clarke
Mindworker,
Minds at Work

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Ballroom A & B


Assistant Minister’s video address

The Hon. Jane Prentice MP
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services,

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ballroom A & B


The Financials: balancing policy imperatives for new DES with financials that make this a sound proposition for any sized DES provider

Tim Flowers
Audit, Assurance, Optimization and Business Agility Specialist,

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning tea

Exhibitor Area


11:00 am - 11:05 am

Sponsor's Address: Association Insurance Australia

Ballroom A & B


Sponsored by:
Association Insurance Australia

11:05 am - 12:20 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: What does success look like to employers employing people with disability?

Jo Marshall (Facilitator)
Executive Diversity Mentor at Programmed and Chief Culturiser at Culturise,

Donna Purcell
Senior Manager Accessibility and Capability Advice,
Commonwealth Bank

Tara Waller
HR Business Partner,
Brisbane City Council

Joshua Magnus
Manager,
Petite Waffles

Richard Barnett
National Client Solutions Director,
Hays Recruitment Agency

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Address from the Board

David Coles
Chairperson,
Disability Employment Australia

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Queens Ballroom


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES Performance Framework and the future

Viv Gugger
Performance Consultant,

Ballroom C


What leaders do

Jason Clarke
Mindworker,
Minds at Work

Redlands


The financial viability of Individual Placement and Support programs within Disability Employment Services

Dr Vanessa Parletta
Chief Operations Officer,
The ORS Group

Anthea Smith
General Manager - Psychological Services,
The ORS Group

Lockyer and Moreton


Changes to the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme for people with disability

Arie Moses
Chairperson,
National NEIS Association

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES: What’s not changing, DES Survey and new DES Essentials

David Best
Senior Policy Officer,
Disability Employment Australia

Ballroom C


Evaluating the Impact of the NDIS on People with Disability and their Families and Carers: Evidence from the Trial Areas 2013-2016

Professor Kostas Mavromaras
Professor of Economics and Director National Institute of Labour Studies,
Flinders University

Redlands


Best practice working with challenging behaviours: Motivational interviewing

Dr Kylie Henderson
Managing Director & Founder,
Back2Work Health Specialists

Lockyer and Moreton


Using evidence-based practice as a driver for business success in an individualised world

Peter Smith
Director,
Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon tea

Exhibitor Area


3:30 pm - 3:35 pm

Sponsor's Address: VisiCase

Ballroom A & B


Sponsored by:
VisiCase

3:35 pm - 4:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: Participant choice and control – how disability employment assistance and support can and must change

Peter De Natris (Facilitator)
Strategic Advisor to the NDIA,
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Dr Sue Olney
Research Fellow, School of Business,
UNSW Canberra

Deb Rouget
CEO,
Belonging Matters

Samantha French
Advocacy Manager,
Advocacy Manager, People with Disability Australia (PWDA)

Patrick Moran
Managing Director,
EDGE Employment Solutions

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ballroom A & B


DES Grant Application Process – On your marks, get set…

Alicia Weiderman
Director,
Ingersoll Consulting

5:00 pm

Conclusion of day one

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-dinner drinks

Exhibitor Area


7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Gala Dinner & Hall of Fame ceremony

Ballroom A & B


Thursday 07 September 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Exhibitor Area


9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome

Ballroom A & B


Welcome to day two

Matthew Parkinson
Conference MC,

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Ballroom A & B


Reshaping cultural attitudes to disability: The role of inclusive imagery and messages

Cátia Malaquias
Founder and Director,
Starting With Julius

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Ballroom A & B


Address from the Department of Social Services

Michael Lye
Deputy Secretary,
Department of Social Services

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Ballroom A & B


The role of employment in people with disability being actively involved in shaping the future: Progress in Canada and Australia

Alastair McEwin
Disability Discrimination Commissioner,
Australian Human Rights Commission

Annette Borrows
President,
Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Morning tea

Exhibitor Area


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Ballroom A & B


Transition: Disability Employment Services Reform

Justin Galke
Director for DES Reform Policy, Transition and ICT,
Department of Social Services

Ballroom C


Hire a youth today – Make a difference for tomorrow

Annette Borrows
President,
Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

Redlands


A tool for EMPLOY ABILITY

Andrea Evans-McCall
National Disability Coordination Officer,
SkillsPlus

Lockyer and Moreton


High Growth Jobs Talented Candidates – lessons from the NSW project

Toni Wren
Project Manager,
Australian Network on Disability

Rod Dever
National Employer Account Manager,
The ORS Group

Erin Carey
National Disability Employer Engagement Manager,
MAX Employment

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Ballroom A & B


Future-proofing your organisation: The realities and practicalities of transforming your organisation, re-engineering your business model and reinventing your culture

Michael Goldsworthy
Managing Director and Principal Consultant,
Australian Strategic Services

Ballroom C


Will you be left behind by the tech disruption of DES?

Marc Washbourne
CEO,
JobReady

Redlands


Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative: an evidence-based case study on meaningful employment for people with an intellectual disability, learning difficulty or mental illness

Richard Warner
Co-ordinator,
Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative

Peter Westoby
Senior Lecturer,
The University of Queensland

Gillian McFee
Chair BCCM Public Service Mutuals Taskforce,
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch

Queens Ballroom


1:45 pm - 1:50 pm

Sponsor's Address: alffie

Ballroom C


Sponsored by:
alffie

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Harnessing platform innovation in an era of disruptive change

Sarah Vaughan
Senior Director,
Microsoft Australia

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Ballroom A & B


Panel: The future of disability employment – something old, something new

Rick Kane (Facilitator)
CEO,
Disability Employment Australia

Peter Broadhead
Branch Manager, Disability Employment Services Branch,
Department of Social Services

Suzanne Colbert AM
CEO,
Australian Network on Disability (AND)

Peter De Natris
Strategic Advisor to the NDIA,
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Michael Goldsworthy
Managing Director and Principal Consultant,
Australian Strategic Services

Thérèse Campbell
Group Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations,
Work Health Group

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Ballroom A & B


Conference closing address

Rick Kane
CEO,
Disability Employment Australia

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon tea

Exhibitor Area