Book Now! Preparing to Plan and New Strategies for Recruiting Your Own Supports – Albany



Jaquie Mills — is the parent of four children, two of whom  have a disability.  Her eldest son has complex disabilities and behaviours which can be seen as very challenging.  A former high school teacher, for many years Jaquie was one of the many parents around the country who are unable to work due to the support needs of their children with challenging behaviours.  Her search for a good life for her son has lead to her exploring a number of other roles including Chair of the Positive Behaviour Framework Guiding Committee (hosted by the Disability Services Commission) and in 2013 was developer of ‘Is There a Better Way’ training, which has been has been delivered around the state and was designed to help other families experiencing challenging behaviour.

Bronwyn Pike — Bronwyn has worked for over 20 years within a variety of human services with her focus on supporting individuals and families to plan, develop and self-direct their supports.  Her current roles as Side by Side Coordinator at Developmental Disability WA and Individualised Services  Adviser at WAIS, have seen her working closely with families to co-design support specifically targeted towards families who are living with challenging behavior.

Tim Smith (PM Session only)—Since 1991 Tim has Coached and Mentored over 200+ select Australian Company Directors and Business Owners to make more profit and have more time back through Mentoring in leadership, leverage, sales and  marketing, business management, business systemization, team building & strategic planning.  A number of Tim’s clients have won business awards including; The Australia Post Regional Business of the Year, SW Small Business of the Year, Tourism awards and Global Rookie of the year for their franchise group.  2017 is a celebration of 26 years in business for Tim!  He has owned a variety of franchising and non-franchising  businesses in WA.  He is currently the Director of a private company and recently retired Director and Chairman of a Public Company, Gosnells Community Bank (Bendigo Bank).

-Do you or someone your love and support have a disability?
-Are you clear about what a person centred approach to support really means?
-Would you like some resources to help you prepare for future NDIS planning?

If it’s a Yes to all of those questions, then please join us for this half-day workshop.  We’ll explore the foundations of person centred thinking and planning and why this approach is important.    We’ll share things you can do to prepare for your next plan now so that the process is easier and more inclusive of the person being planned with. We’ll discuss the challenges with being person centred and strategies for planning for people with complex disability too.

We’ll introduce you to a new, easy to read and use planning resource, developed to  support people, families and carers when preparing to plan.  This resource was developed by WAiS in collaboration with  people with disability and their families.   All participants will receive a free copy of the   resource book and planning cards.


– Are you having difficulty finding suitable support staff?

Many employers find recruitment challenging and if you/your family are new to self or shared management it can help to hear how others have approached recruitment and found better ways to get the quality and consistency of support they need.

This interactive workshop, co-facilitated by  recruitment coach Tim Smith, will share examples of recruitment strategies designed to minimise your work, time and energy.  We’ll talk about how to tailor your advertising, interviewing and staff selection to be most effective.  There will also be the opportunity to workshop your specific recruitment questions and challenges.

COST: (inc GST)
WAiS Members (Individual/family member)  Half/Full day $15    $25
Non Members (Individual/Family member)   Half/Full day $25    $35
Includes morning or afternoon tea & also lunch (if attending both workshops)

REGISTRATION:  Click on link in email or go to

WHERE: Dog Rock Motel Convention Centre, 303 Middleton Road, Albany

INFO:    Mary 9485 1997 (Thursday’s) or Email:

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