To view a copy of the 2013 program, please click here (2.4Mb PDF).

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

  • Great Expectations

    Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Executive, Be Accessible (NZ)

  • Vocal Intelligence: Presentation and speech mastery

    Dr Louise Mahler, Director, The Art of Business

  • The Future of Employment Services for People with Disability

    – The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister of Employment Participation, Australian Labor Party
    – Senator Rachel Siewert, Senator for Western Australia, Australian Greens Party
    – Sue Robertson, Managing Director, EDGE Employment Solutions
    – Stephen Gianni, National Policy Officer, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

    – Dr. Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

  • An Employer’s Journey

    – Bill Waterhouse, Director, Herron Todd White

  • Realities and Practicalities of the New World Order: On your mark, get set, BANG!

    – Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant, Australian Strategic Services Pty Ltd

  • Love your Work: Self-employment and NEIS

    – Tom Budgen, Past President, National NEIS Association Inc.

  • Making Relationships Count Online: Social media best practices for disability employment

    – Claire O’Rourke, Account Director, Digital & Communications Strategy, Essential Media Communications

  • Yes, I can do Stairs: Increasing the employment of people who are blind or vision impaired

    – Jessica Zammit, National Policy Officer, Blind Citizens Australia

  • The Art of Engaging Employers: Workforce planning and development

    – Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner, Workforce BluePrint

  • Ticket to Work: A national Australian School Based Apprenticeship model

    – Samantha Pine, Coordinator, Marriott Employment Options
    – Fiona Waugh, Research and Partnerships Manager, Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning and Employment Network (BGK LLEN)
    – Margo Brain, Community Liaison Officer, Prahran Mission
    – Louise Nicholas, Communications and Project Officer, Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IE LLEN)

  • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Autism, communication and employment

    – Malcolm Mayfield, Managing Director, Autism STAR Pty Ltd

  • From the Inside: Allowing the Client to be Visible

    – Rick Randall, Festival Director, The Other Film Festival, Arts Access Victoria
    – Sophie Sherriff, Associate Director, The Other Film Festival, Arts Access Victoria

  • The Role of Communities of Practice: Supporting inclusive workforce culture and integrated open employment of people with disability

    – Tricia Spargo, Chief Policy Officer, Disability SA – Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

  • UK Supported Internships: Inclusive employment for young people with significant disability?

    – Deborah Parker, CEO, Progress – Employment Support

  • Measuring the impact: Stable accommodation and the economic participation and social inclusion of homeless people with mental illness

    – Tracey Swadling, Regional Manager, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria
    – Mark Heeney, Coordinator, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria

  • Employment Services Assessments: A study of the impact of changes to job seekers and practitioners

    – Dr Janice Ollerton, Research Coordinator, Break Thru People Solutions
    – Maria Conroy, Business Manager, Break Thru People Solutions

  • In their Place, from their Story: Relating to clients with acquired brain injury

    – Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia

  • Supported Employment Practice in NZ: Present and future

    – Ian Harper, Executive Officer, Association for Supported Employment in New Zealand
    – Emma Carreon, ASENZ Board Member, Edge Employment (NZ)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

  • Employment First… Second and Third

    – Dr Richard Luecking, TransCen (USA)

  • To Tender or Not to Tender: The Welsh experience of commissioning and procurement

    – Susan Lloyd-Selby, Independent Consultant, SLS Consultancy Services (UK)

  • Demand-led Employment Initiatives: Successes and early lessons

    – Andrea De Almeida, Project Manager, Social Ventures Australia

  • Managing Personal Information: A new way to assist jobseekers with severe and persistent mental illness

    – Dr Geoff Waghorn, The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR)

  • Cultural Diversity and Disability: Unravelling the complexity

    – Dwayne Cranfield, CEO, National Ethnic Disability Alliance
    – Suresh Rajan, President, National Ethnic Disability Alliance.

  • Social Enterprises: Transitioning Australian Disability Enterprises

    – Susan Black, Manager of Employment, Social Ventures Australia
    – Caroline Crosse AM, Executive Director, Social Firms Australia (SoFA)

  • Employer Attitudes to Employing People with Mental Illness

    – Rick Kane, Policy Advisor, WISE Employment

  • Help or Hindrance? Employer views on employment services providers and employer-led disability employment initiatives

    – Kylee Bates, General Manager, Employment Solutions, Mission Australia

  • Better Practice Guide: Demonstration pilots

    – Rina Bruinsma, Director, Labour Market Policy Branch, DEEWR.

  • Employment Pathway Plans: Shared insights

    – Joe Lee, Director DES Support and Improvement, Specialist Employment Services Group, DEEWR
    – Bevan Burkin, Policy and Capability Manager, Disability Employment Australia

  • Address from DEEWR

    Fiona Buffinton, Group Manager, Specialist Employment Services, DEEWR

  • Raising the Bar: DisabilityCare Australia

    – Craig Harrison, Executive Manager, Personnel Employment
    – Dr Mark Bagshaw, Managing Director, Innov8 Group

  • Panel Session
    The Hard End of Employment: Is this our opportunity to be included?

    – Prof Phil Lewis, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research, University of Canberra
    – Jenny Lambert, Director – Employment, Education and Training, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    – Lise Windsor, Director, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
    – Deborah Homewood, Managing Director, MAXNetWork Australia
    – George Negus, Journalist