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Melbourne 
NDISLINK
" Collaborate to Navigate"
2024 Conference

Thur 18th July 2024 

The 2024 NDISLINK Collaborate to Navigate Conference will focus on some of the Recommendations from the NDIS Final Report, addressing practical areas and providing insights into compliance. challenges, offering open discussion and solutions for attendees.  Presentations will follow with further insight from experts. 

The Conference program will also include presentation and discussion on  NDIS Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear directly from experts through a Panel session with presentations to follow.

Q & A for the panel will offer hand-held microphones available for some of the audience to ask questions 

Gain insights directly from  industry experts, actively participate in panel discussions, ensure a comprehensive understanding of compliance, assess your current professional standing, and chart a course for navigating 2024 with confidence , armed with a robust foundation of knowledge, direction, and strategic understanding

The conference encourages collaboration, vision-building, Networking opportunities are also available during the event and following the event. 

Please see Agenda below;

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DATE :THUR 18TH JULY 2024 

TIME : 8.30AM - 4.30PM 

VENUE : CROWN PLAZA MELBOURNE 

1-5 SPENCER ST MELBOURNE VICTORIA 

Networking till  6.00pm 

COST

Early Bird Conference Ticket inc networking $395pp 

NDISLINK  Members: Conference ticket inc networking : $300PP 

Early bird closes 15th May 2024;  price thereafter $550pp

Sponsors

Panellists 
Moderated by Jeremy Thornton NDIS Insurance and Lynn Gabriel - NDISLINK Director 

Dan AcfieldEverhomes

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

David Moody

 Governance Australia and Workforce Plus Inc

Dr Haidi Badawi

Chair of strategic direction advisory group PWDA

Chair of STEAM Australia WEF 

RSM Australia 

Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, RSM Australia 

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Lorraine Salloum

Ability Advocates

Sharon Floyd

Engels Floyd  Quality Consulting

Mark Hunn

Engage Abilities  

Vera Visevec

Mills Oakley 

Dan Acfield

Everhomes 

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Agenda

Arrival and registration from 8.00am - 8.20am

8.30am - 8.40am

Welcome and Introductions 

8.45am - 9.30am

NDIS Outcome review ; Panel Discussions 

Select Recommendation  discussions to include ;

Recommendation 4,5,7,8,10,11,14,15 

Format : Panel Discussion followed by  Q & A and Audience engagement 

(Slido will not be used with this discussion; Audiences will be provided with a hand held microphone to ask questions ) 

9.30am - 10.00am

Horizon 2044: Pioneering the Next Era of Disability Service Excellence

Presented by David Moody,

Director,  Management Governance Australia &Workforce Plus Inc

This presentation could focus on issues such as real outcomes for people with disability in the context of where disability services could be and should be by 2044 (20 years out).

10.00am - 10.15am

MORNING TEA 

10.15am - 10.45am 

A Sustainable Future : Collaborating to reduce risk and increase diversity 

Presented by Mark Hunn, Engage Abilities 

The NDIS is a single Commonwealth program that is perpetually in a state of crisis. What the future for the scheme holds is a major source of anxiety and stress for Providers. Understanding where you, as a Provider, fit in the wider community services industry and positioning yourself to grow regardless of the outcome should be the primary strategic object for all Providers.

Listen as Mark Hunn demystifies the industry and provides practical steps that all Providers can utilise to position themselves for a sustainable and diverse future.

10.45am - 11.15am

How to balance quality and regulatory compliance into day to day NDIS practices

Presented by Lorraine Salloum, Ability Advocates 

11.15am - 11.45am 

Impacts of the changing legislative requirements for providers, including unregistered providers 

Presented by Sharon Floyd, Engels Floyd Quality Consulting 

11.45am - 12.15pm

LUNCH 

12.15pm - 12.45pm 

Providers and Price Limits :

How to sustain your business with cost increases while remaining compliant with regulations

Presented by Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, RSM Australia 

12.45pm - 1.30pm

NDIS Code of Conduct amendment 

Legislation amending the NDIS Code of conduct to include clauses around charging higher prices for NDIS participants opposed to other clients has been introduced. 

NDIS Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 ; where to from here? - 

Presentation and Discussions 

Presented by Vera Visevec,  Mills Oakley Law Firm 

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Effective leadership in the NDIS : Doctoral Research Findings 
Presented by Mark Hunn, Engage Abilities 

Having built a career as a governance and compliance specialist within the community services sector, Mark began his Doctoral research studies to identify effective leadership strategies under the NDIS.

Over four (4) years he completed in-depth researched into all stakeholder levels engaged in the NDIS. Hear his unique findings from this ground breaking research: It is both surprising, tantalising and practical. 

2.00pm - 2.10pm

AFTERNOON BREAK 

2.10pm - 2.40pm

Implementing Behaviour support requirements for NDIS Providers - NDIS Commission ongoing compliance priorities 

Speaker details are being updated 

2.40pm - 3.10pm

New approaches to psychosocial disability and mental health 

Presented by Dr Haidi Badawi

3.10pm - 3.40pm 

Choice and Control :

Presentation and discussion panel ; audience engagement 

Discussion

Includes the review of  separation of SDA and SIL Providers & "What changes are required to improve quality and visibility while also supporting control and choice?" 

Presented by Dan Acfield, Everhomes  

3.40pm - 4.00pm

Recommendation 4 : continued 

David Moody, Management Governance Australia & Workforce Plus Inc

4.00pm - 4.30pm

NDIS Provider Mandatory Insurance: New and existing business risks arising from delivering services within the disability industry. 

Presented by Jeremy Thornton, Insurance Advisernet 

4.30pm - 6.00pm 

Networking 

Agenda subject to change slightly allowing for unforeseen circumstances ** 

Keynote Speakers 

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