2022 Diversity Webinar Series

2022 Diversity Webinar Series

  

 

The online Diversity Webinar series aims to engage staff working within the aged care sector in Australia with skills and knowledge to work effectively with diverse older people, their families, carers and advocates. It involves a range of topics relevant to culturally safe and inclusive practice, and is designed in response to topics requested from staff working in the aged care sector in Australia.

On this page, you can read about and register for webinars from the 2022 Diversity Webinar series.

You can also visit the 2021 Diversity Webinar Series page for recordings and slides from past presentations.

 

 

Training Topic

Facilitator Details

Inclusive Leadership

Date: Wednesday 16th February 2022

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (Melbourne time)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Leaders and direct care workers in aged care nationwide

Outline of the Webinar:

This webinar explores the concept of inclusive leadership. It covers skills and strategies needed to increase diversity in leadership teams and Boards.

We will hear stories from two leaders who advocate for the diversification of leadership and Board management. They will also put forward a business case for why inclusive leadership and diversity in leadership is needed now more than ever in the aged care sector.

 

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Winitha Bonney, OAM

Photo of Winitha Bonney Winitha is the leading expert in helping organisations build inclusive cultures and Australia's first and foremost thought leader in leadership for People of Colour. In 2021 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her extensive work in diversity and inclusion.

Winitha has over 22 years of experience in executive roles and has successfully founded several businesses. She has an incredible amount of unique insights, experiences and expertise to help People of Colour advance, and support executives, Boards, government and businesses to create inclusive, connected and engaged communities.

Tasneem Chopra, OAM

Photo of Tasneem Chopra A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem addresses diversity and intersectionality in leadership across sectors, centring issues of identity, race and gender inequity. This involves Board and advisory role responsibilities in business, arts, education and emergency services.

For her efforts, Tasneem was recently appointed the inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour, Australia and named an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

A TEDxMelbourne presenter and writer, Tasneem has featured in SBS Life, The Guardian, The SMH and appeared on the BBC’s IQ2 Debates, Q&A and is a regular panellist on The Drum. She has also authored academic papers about diversity and social justice.

Training Topic

Facilitator Details

Diversity Strategies within the Aged Care Sector

Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (Melbourne time)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Leaders and direct care workers in aged care nationwide

Outline of the Webinar:

This webinar gives you the opportunity to hear how a variety of aged care providers approach their diversity strategies. It includes tips and suggestions for how to develop a diversity strategy within your organisation.

Led by:

  • Stephen Holmes, Chief Information Officer, Goodwin
  • Yvonne Timson, Chief Operating Officer, Community Vision
  • Gayle Alexander, National Manager ,Mission Integration, Calvary
  • Jaklina Michael, Manager, Diversity, Bolton Clarke

 

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Yvonne Timson

Photo of Yvonne Timson Yvonne is a highly qualified and experienced Chief Operating Officer, proficient in both governance and corporate environments (AGIA). Experiences within a cross section of industries Yvonne has held senior roles within the aged care, disability and mental health sectors spanning 15 years. She is a driven leader and a passionate mentor working with organisations like Deakin Create and crescent Foundation for refugee support. Yvonne is skilled in Achieving ROI, corporate Governance and Strategic results for Community Vision. Yvonne’s passion for social justice flows throughout all operations to improve diversity, inclusion, flexibility, autonomy and fulfilment for all customers and staff.

Stephen Holmes

Photo of Stephen Holmes Stephen has worked in the aged care sector for 7 years as the Chief Operating Officer of Goodwin Aged Care Services Limited and has more than 25 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including housing, education, health, community care, sport, clubs and animal welfare. Stephen is passionate about ensuring support is provided to those who need it, when it is needed. His experience also includes providing finance and business services to commercial enterprises in the property development and construction industries, healthcare manufacturing and distribution. Stephen is also a director of a local disability services provider.

Gayle Alexander

Photo of Gayle Alexander Gayle has worked in health for the past 30 years. Since joining Calvary 12 years ago, she has held operational roles in disability and community care services and for the past 4 years a national mission leadership role. Currently she is leading the development of an Action Plan to implement Calvary’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

Jaklina Michael

Photo of Jaklina Michael Jaklina Michael a highly-experienced diversity, inclusion and equity policy practitioner. She is the Diversity Manager at Bolton Clarke. Her role is to work across business units in line with the strategic priorities and values of the group of companies trading as Bolton Clarke; and provide expert advice to the organisation and wider aged care sector. As an integral component of Governance systems at Bolton Clarke, Jaklina leads the development, implementation and impact reporting on the organisation-wide diversity strategy. She is a recipient of numerous Industry awards including: Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Award, Aged Care Quality Commission Better Practice Award, Australian Government Minister’s Award for Excellence in Aged Care Leadership, RDNS Leadership Award and Victorian Public Health Leadership Award.

Training Topic

Facilitator Details

Applying a Diversity Lens to End of Life Care

Date: Wednesday 20th April 2022

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (Melbourne time)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Leaders and direct care workers in aged care nationwide

Outline of the Webinar:

This webinar unpacks culturally diverse perspectives on end of life care and approaches to death and dying amongst diverse communities. It features case studies from the PICAC Alliance with perspectives from peak bodies exploring the confluence between cultural sensitivity and end of life care.

Presented by:

  • The PICAC Alliance
  • Helen Woolridge, Clinical Nurse Educator for the PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach), Tasmanian Health Service
  • Nora Fernandes, Community Engagement Manager, Palliative Care Vic

 

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Helen Woolridge

Photo of Helen Woolridge Helen is employed by the Tasmanian Health Service as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach) program. She is a registered nurse and has worked in both the acute care and aged care sectors, and for a lengthy period of time in Aboriginal health.

The PEPA program is one of 12 National Palliative Care Projects funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health since 2003. The objectives of the program are to build the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide high quality palliative care. Helen is mindful that everyone in Australia has the right to access high quality palliative care, and that it is essential that this care is culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse community. As such, Helen has been working with the Migrant Resource Centre and it’s PICAC Officers to revise and co-facilitate the palliative approach to care for culturally and linguistically diverse community workshops. These workshops have been well received in Tasmania.

Helen is a current Board Member of Karadi Aboriginal Corporation and, Palliative Care Tasmania.

Nora Fernandes

Photo of Nora Fernandes Nora Fernandes brings many years’ experience in community development, housing rights, refugee trauma and advocacy to her current work in Palliative Care Victoria. In her current role as Community Engagement Manager she seeks to address access and equity issues of cultural and gender diverse minorities within the palliative care sector.

Training Topic

Facilitator Details

Conscious Inclusion: Moving on from Unconscious Bias

Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (Melbourne time)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Leaders and direct care workers in aged care nationwide

Outline of the Webinar:

  • Understand the roots of unconscious bias and why we have implicit biases.
  • Some of the more common biases that play out in the workplace and in our relations with consumers every day.
  • How to mitigate the impact of common types of bias.
  • How to build an action plan to reduce the impact of bias on your actions and decisions.

 

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Bedi Othow

Photo of Bedi Othow Bedi is a passionate Human Resource professional with over 10 years' experience within the legal and public sectors. She is involved in numerous diversity & inclusion committees and is a strong advocate for inclusion within the workplace. She's also the proud co-founder of DivTal, an online job platform that connects inclusive employers to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour candidates.

In 2021, Bedi was appointed the Principal Advisor, People and Culture at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Lorna Deng

Photo of Lorna Deng Lorna is the co-founder of DivTal, a social enterprise that connects Black, Indigenous and People of Colour candidates to employers. Recently named by Smart Company as one of ‘Australia’s 13 most inspiring female entrepreneurs’ her purpose is to help create a more inclusive future of work.

Lorna is a speaker and a member of various diversity & inclusion committees.

Training Topic

Facilitator Details

Managing Equal and Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Multicultural Communities

Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (Melbourne time)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Leaders and direct care workers in aged care nationwide

Outline of the Webinar:

The webinar explores the importance of equal and mutually beneficial partnerships between aged care providers and ethno-specific and multicultural community organisations. Successful partnerships benefit older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The webinar will showcase concepts that inform good practice in partnership approaches and will outline key components for working in mutually beneficial partnerships between multicultural community organisations and service providers.

 

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Susan Feldman

Photo of Susan Feldman Dr Susan Feldman was the founding Director of The Alma Unit for Women and Ageing established in 1994 at the University of Melbourne, Associate Professor Healthy Ageing Research Units, Victoria and Monash Universities, and currently Adjunct Associate Professor Federation University. During her academic career she has engaged extensively with community dwelling older women to better understand their health and psycho-social wellbeing as they grow older. Her work has included in particular policy, social and health responses. Specific research has explored older women’s experiences of widowhood, gender, relationships across generations and extensive work with older women and men from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds.

Hayat Doughan

Photo of Hayat Doughan Hayat works to support older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and build their capacity to age positively. She has worked in family violence prevention and settlement services.

Hayat is the Founder of Al-Emaan Arabic Seniors group, promoting social inclusion, health and wellbeing for older people.

Cory Haugh

Photo of Cory Haugh Cory has work extensive in the community services sector. Specialising in mental health and multicultural supports, particularly focusing on in-language support services. He brings experience as a case manager, program leader, accreditation auditor and community capacity building through meaningful partnerships.