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Thank you to all  who attended the Adelaide NDISLINK  Workforce Symposium, 16th May 2024


Who should  attend? 

NDIS Providers, Disability Service Providers, CEO's Directors, Managers, Disability Employment Providers , Managers, Coordinators

Please see program below ;

  subject to slight amendment 

8.30am - 9.00am 

9.00am - 9.15am 
NDISLINK Director 

9.15am - 9.45am 
Chris Molnar
Kennedys Law

9.55am  - 10.25am 
Sharon Floyd
Engels Floyd Consulting 

10.25am - 10.40am

10.45am - 11.15am
Mark Hunn 
Engage Abilities 

11.15am - 11.45am

Paul Bryan
Action and Intent 


Registration and Arrival 

Welcome and Introductions 

Navigating the Implications of Workplace Updates and Legislative Reforms for NDIS Sector 

Chris will discuss implications: 

  • Psychosocial risks in the NDIS workplace    

  • The impact of the Secure Jobs Better Pay Act and the Closing the Loopholes Bill on providers

Understand the minimum requirements for complaints and incident management systems for all persons receiving funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) including how to deal with reportable incidents


Attendees will understand : 

  • What are the requirements for complaints and incident management systems 

  • Practice standards requirements 

  • NDIS rule requirements 

  • Common non conformances 

  • Tips to document this at audit 

Morning tea 

Building a Proactive Leadership Strategy within your Corporate Governance
As you grow your business, the importance of the leadership strategies embedded in your governance structure increases. Those individuals and systems that you transfer authorities too can make or break your business. Hear the guidelines Mark has built over 23 years consulting on governance structures internationally, drawing on the lessons of over ten large corporations. 

Strategies to attract, keep and train workers across the care and support sector to ensure a capable and sufficient disability workforce

11.45am - 12.15pm

Mark Hunn
Engage Abilities 

12.15pm - 12.45pm 

12.45pm - 1.15pm 

Phil Preston
Phil Preston Consulting 

1.15pm - 2.00pm 

Lorraine Salloum

Ability Advocates 

2.00pm - 2.15pm

2.15pm - 3.00pm 

Claire-Louise McCraken

Cares and Advocates Australia

 Motivating Staff in the Community Services Sector
“How do I motivate my staff?” is the number one question all Managers have in the community services sector. Thankfully, Mark will bring his 23 years of experience and Doctoral research findings to uncover why motivation is a factor in community services, what causes it, and how we can proactively address this issue in our workforce. Mark’s presentation will leave you with practical answers to build your staffing levels, create resilient staff and reduce burnout.


Finding Your Purpose as a Leader

With unrelenting change, your leadership effectiveness becomes amplified, which is why it helps to have an acute understanding of your professional strengths and motivations.

In this interactive session, purpose strategist, Phil Preston will outline:
•    What is meant by ‘your purpose as a leader’.
•    How to go about uncovering yours and creating a leadership legacy.
•    Moving forward and putting it into action.

This will help you identify the unique and valuable elements that define you and increase your performance potential in the Social Services Sector 

How to proactively work to prevent and respond to allegations of violence, abuse, neglect discrimination and exploitation 

Afternoon Tea 

How can we cultivate a responsive workforce capable of delivering high-quality support services, with a keen focus on improving outcomes related to quality of life and self-actualisation?

3.00pm - 3.35pm 

Donna Adams

Donna Adams Consulting 

Managing psychosocial workplace hazards in the Disability Sector

* understanding your obligations 
* tips to manage psychosocial hazards for increased productivity, retention, and wellbeing


3.40pm - 4.00pm 

Q & A 

4.00pm - 5.30pm 


Program subject to change slightly ** 

Key Note Speakers 

The Agenda and Speaker panel  is accurate at the time and may slightly change due to any unforeseen circumstances* 

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