VALID Workshops

VALID offers quality workshops designed to enhance the abilities of organisational staff who support people with disabilities.
For information on cost of workshops, availablity or to book any of the following workshops for profesional development contact Brenda on 03 9416 4003 or email: [email protected]

The following workshops aim to:

  • Build the capacity of people with a disability to assert their rights as human beings and citizens
  • Influence and direct the decisions that are made about them and their support services
  • Support people with a disability to take their place as equals within their chosen communities

To Stand Beside: Advocacy for Inclusion

This intensive two day workshop is aimed at people who are involved in supporting, assisting or representing people with a disability.

It is designed to support the training and development of effective advocates for people with a disability.

Target group: disability support workers; families; planners; coordinators; managers; paid and unpaid advocates

My Life Keys - Keys to Success Program

The Keys to Success training course is made up of six workbooks.  They will go through the program empowering people to lead their own lives and direct their own plan.  

The keys are:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Self Advocacy
  • Preparing for Planning

VALID works in partnership with sevices across Victoria to train staff and work with clients in understanding and excercising their rights.

The Keys to Success team offers a series of personal empowerment courses that equip people with the keys to enable them to lead their own lives.

Target group: individuals; disability support workers; planners; coordinators

    Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) 

    PATH is a goal setting and planning tool, using Graphic Facilitation. The process is highly effective when used to develop a vision for a positive 
    future for an individual with a disability and planning personalized supports and services. It can be used by organisations for strategic planning,
    or by individuals for personal goal setting.

    Target group: disability support workers; planners; coordinators; managers

    Being Person Centred in Mental Health

    If people who are supported by services are to have positive control over their lives, if they are to have self-directed lives within their own communities then those who are around the person, especially those who support people in such times of being unwell, need to have person centred thinking skills

    This one day workshop will share tools and skills in using Person Centred Practices and Approaches for planning for the recovery of people who experience mental health issues.

    Target group: menatl health support workers; planners; coordinators; managers

    The Power of People - Building Circles and Networks

    Discover how circles and networks can benefit people to achieve their goals and be more connected to their communities.  This one day workshop exploress how to build networks around people that will lessen the vulnerability and isolation that people who have a disability often feel.  It will also give peace of mind to families whne asking themselves the question "What happens when I am no longer here...

    Target group: disability support workers; planners, coordinators; managers; families

    Being Well Plan: Planning for Recovery in Mental Health

    Being Well Plan is a visual goal setting and planning tool to aid in recovery of people with mental health issues.

    It has been designed to be facilitated in a group setting giving opportunity for increased support nad confidence in the recovery of an individual.  Based on the ethics of being Person Centred, it gives the individual more control and responsibility over the outcomes.

    Target group: mental health support workers; planners; coordinators; managers

    Community Connecting

    My Community: these two simple words can say so much about a person.  It can reveal where you come from and, by assocation, what you believe - or at least the context in which your beliefs are shaped.  It can give us insights into friends and connections, who your family is and your lifestyle.

    This one day workshop explores finding the assets of the community, looking for its gifts and capacities giving useful tools to aid this process. This assists people to become connected, realize their goals and build relationships.

    Target group: support staff; supervisors; families

    Planning for Action with Person Centred Thinking Approaches

    For people being supported by services it is not person centred planning that matters as much as the prevasive presence of person centred thinking.  Only a small percentage of people need to know how to write good person centred plans, but everyone involved needs to have good skills in person centred thinking, in the value based skills that underlies the planning.

    This one day workshop will explore tools to enable staff to create planes that will more likely be acted upon and the lives of people who use those services will improve.

    Target group: disability support workers; families; planners; coordinators; managers

    Fee for Service workshop guide 2017