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Good Practice webinars
Every month, NESA delivers a one hour Good Practice Webinar for RSAS teams to access. The webinars provide RSAS workers the opportunity to learn new skills while gaining a better understanding of what is working across different RSAS teams.
The webinars include an online presentation and ample question and answer time allowing RSAS workers the opportunity to question presenters on the webinar. Webinars are interactive and current to the issue that RSAS teams address every day.
Nudge for Schools – Thursday 2 Mar, Presented by Ian Mackie
In this webinar we will build upon the “how” we create more connected schools. We look at the systems, symbols and language of a high expectation school and look at ways of changing our behaviour in subtle but effective ways to deliver CREE. Connected Retained Engaged and Employed young Indigenous students
GOAL SETTING FOR A MORE SUCCESSFUL DAY- Thu 15 Jun, Presented by Rebecca Herbertson
This webinar will focus on some of the practical things that a RSAS worker can do each day and on a weekly basis to help them achieve their goals and the goals of the team.
RESPONDING WITH EFFECT (HANDLING CONFLICT) -Thu 25 May, Presented by Alicia Weiderman
This webinar will provide strategies on how Remote School Attendance Strategy staff can respond with effect in challenging situations.
Engaging Young Children and Parents – 30 Mar, Presented by Belinda Dolan
In this webinar, Belinda will explore ways to better engage parents and children with school attendance and how to overcome consistent challenges.
Thu 27 Jul, Presented by Trisha Newton
In this webinar we will build upon the “how” we create more connected schools. We look at the systems, symbols and language of a high expectation school and look at ways of changing our behaviour in subtle but effective ways to deliver CREE. Connected Retained Engaged and Employed young Indigenous students.
Responding to contracts – LEADERSHIP Wed 31 Jan, Presented by Jody Hamilton
This webinar will discuss the relationship between strategy underpinning and supporting RSAS. The core elements of the RSAS contracts and specific delivery activities.
Community Engagement Networking – Thu 22 Feb, Presented by Desanya Stanley
This webinar will discuss how Desanya has implemented strategies in her community and details the success stories that show RSAS and community collaboration in practice.
The essentials to GROW – Thur 29 Mar, Presented by Maria Smith
This webinar will discuss the model GROW. It is a simple, flexible and informal model used to highlight, bring out and improve an individual’s potential through a series of coaching conversations.
This workshop will look at each of the elements of the model, Goals, Reality, Options and Way forward, and how providers can use the model to enhance engagement and outcomes with children, families, schools and the community.
Introduction to Online Accredited Training – Thu 12 Apr, Presented by Joanne Lucke from Breakthru
This webinar will provide an overview of our Accredited training offering and introduce the trainer and assessor, Joanne Lucke. Joanne has also given an overview of the expectations and provided some excellent tips and tricks that will help and support staff during their accredited training journey.
RSAS Evaluation – Thur 26 Apr, Presented by Kylie Brosnan and Sharon Barnes from Ipsos
This webinar will explain the findings of an evaluation of the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) which was conducted in 2017. School attendance is important. Going to school, every day keeps kids healthy and strong. It gives them a good start in life and a brighter future. But sometimes families find it hard to get children to school.
Introductions to RSAS Accredited Training – Thur 3 May, Presented by Joanna Luke from Breakthru
This webinar will give you a good understanding about online training, expectations and an opportunity to get to know your trainer and assessor.
Introductions to RSAS Accredited Training Demo Video – Thur 3 May, Presented by Nathan Murray from Etrainu
Nathan shows us how to access the Accredited Training through the etrainu portal.
Leading Teams – Developing a passion for success – Thu 24th May, Presented by Belinda-Jane Dolan
This webinar will take you through a simple 7 step model that will immediately equip you with skills you need to build your own performance and that of your team. Actual proven examples and tools used by successful organisations. You will leave the webinar with tools and ideas that you can implement immediately.
Rather than just receiving information we will take you through actual examples of real life challenges, solutions and ways of bringing about positive behavioural change within your team.
Goal Setting with Families – Thu 28th June, Presented by Rebecca Herbertson
In this Webinar you will learn all about the 4 Phases for setting and reaching goals with families.
4 Phases for setting and reaching goals with families
– Family visits/assessment of needs
– Positive communication with families
– Steps for setting and reaching goals with families
– Follow-up and review
Conflict Resolution, Resolving Team Issues- Tue 24th July, Presented by Ian Mackie
This webinar looks at practical ways to diminish the level of conflict in the workplace. It looks at models of leadership and specific strategies that minimise conflict.
Despite all our best efforts, sometimes the situation degenerates into conflict. We look at immediate responses, medium term responses and long term responses to address conflict. Specific attention is paid to techniques to de-escalate tension and map a way forward. Participants will gain specific skills to practice and master building capability and leadership skills.
Emotional Resilience – Wed 5th September, Presented by Ana Tonkin
In our world today it is vital that we are able to cope with challenges and ensure that we are responding with purpose and appropriately to all situations.
This workshop will dive into what emotional resilience is and provide techniques in how to build emotional resilience in challenging times and discuss ways to respond to situations out of our control. These techniques can be used with any client or any situation you are faced with. If you’re interested on developing your skills on how to increase your level of emotional resilience to cope with all situations within our forever changing world, then this webinar is for you.
Good Practice – Thur 25th October, Presented by Jenny Allen
This webinar will provide an overview of what is meant by the terms ‘good practice’, ‘best practice’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. These terms are often used but rarely clearly defined or understood. RSAS providers can be presented with a wide range of information and resources purported to help them be the best they can be. In reality, how easy is it to decide what approaches to take and then to implement them? There is no magic bullet. We should be asking: should we follow or should we innovate? How readily can we transfer what we have learned into practice in our diverse and unique communities?
Communication and Celebrating Successes – Tues 27th November, Presented by Rebecca Herbertson
Communication is something that we do every day but often don’t stop and think about. Despite our best intentions, up to 60% of the information that we are trying to share is often lost. This webinar looks at the communication process, how we communicate and some of the barriers to our intended message/information being received. It also looks at the true value of using positive and open communication to assist us in celebrating the successes of our team; and how the act of celebrating success, no matter how small, can actually lead to more success for our RSAS teams.
Establishing Networks – Thurs 6th December, Presented by Ana Tonkin
In any community setting, large and small, it is crucial to be able to work with various people. Sometimes we take for granted the professional relationships we already have and stick to what is comfortable. However we need to ensure we are working with as many people as possible to support the RSAS program. In this webinar we will look at the basics of building these connections as well as dive into how to apply these to your own community. We will also look at practical ways to work within your own team to expand your connections within the community and beyond to have the most efficient and robust network that is relevant to you. If you’re a RSAS staff member and are interested to understand how to build your networks, then this webinar is for you!
RSAS Incentives and Intiatives – Thurs 13th December, Presented by Kim Gregory
Incentives and initiatives are great ways to encourage kids to go to school.
In this webinar Kim Gregory, RSAS Mentor and Coordinator from Far West South Australia, shares some incentives and initiatives that her RSAS team have implemented.
Learn about what worked and what didn’t work with some real life examples.