Adelaide Leadership Professional Development Program
Speaker Presentations

Successful organisations recognise that training and education should be available not only for people joining age care, but just as importantly for people already working in the industry interested in future management positions.

LASA’s Leadership Professional Development Program was hosted in Adelaide from 7 – 9 March 2018. This was an exceptional opportunity for participants to  strengthen their core leadership skills, enhance their knowledge, identify ways to continue improving over time as well as joining other industry professionals at these tailored sessions covering topics and issues common to all sectors of Australia’s aged care environment.

Please see below the presentations that were delivered throughout this program.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

8:30am Welcome and Overview
Speaker: Lynda Robertson, Manager Accredited Training, Leading Age Services Australia

9am Overview of the Aged Care Sector
Speaker: Rosetta Rosa, QLD State Manager and GM for Training and Events, Leading Age Services Australia

9:30am Leadership – How to remain resilient through change.
Speaker: Ruth Morgan, Consultant, Work Place Wellbeing

10:45am Sales, Marketing and PR
Speaker: Sami Glastonbury, Director, Blanche Box

11:45am Emotional Intelligence and the Aged Care Leader
Speaker: Lynda Robertson, Manager Accredited Training, LASA

1:30pm The Future of Retirement Living – How innovative can we be?
Panel: Jodie Prosser, Director, Optimum Retirement Services; Luke Say, Hub Manager, ECH; Robert Maiolo, Sales and Relationship Manager, Uniting Communities; Scott Colegate, Principal Architect, Marchese

1:30pm What’s new, what’s different and how do we remain financially viable
Speaker: Hannah Murphy, CFO, ECH

2.30pm What’s Maintenance, what’s Capital and what are General Service charges?
Speaker: Aldo Fonovic, Chief Financial Officer, RSL Care SA

3.15pm Disruption – the new normal
Panel: Merlin Kong, Principal Advisor Innovation, LASA; David Coluccio, Principal, Senexus; Scott Colegate, Principal Architect, Marchese

4.15pm Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Speaker: Lynda Robertson, Manager Accredited Training, LASA

Thursday, 8 March 2018

8:45am Understanding Risk, Change and Sustainability
Speakers: Darrell Price, Director and National Head of Health and Aged Care Brisbane, Grant Thornton; Sheenagh Edwards, Grant Thornton

9:30am The ‘Modern’ Workforce
Speaker: Ingrid Ormay, Principal Industry Advisor, Workplace Advisory Services, SafeWork SA

Celebrating difference: How building LGBTI inclusive cultures benefits everyone
Speaker: Holley Skene, Director of Population and Public Health, Shine SA

10:45am Leadership in Critical Settings
Speaker: David Panter, Chief Executive, ECH

11:45am Customer Service
Speaker: Jodie Prosser, Principal, Optimum Retirement Services

1:30pm What do we do when things don’t go to plan
Speaker: Claire Witham, Aged Care Complaints; Carolanne Barkla, Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)

2:30pm Resident Complaints and Dispute Resolution
Speaker: Sonia Bolzon, Partner, Lynch Meyer Lawyers

2:30pm Wellness and Reablement
Speaker: Lidia Conci, Managing Director, AvantiCare

3:45pm Retirement Living Hot Topics “Sales”
Speakers: Jodie Prosser, Director, Optimum Retirement Services; Vanessa Clarke, Team Leader – Retirement Village Unit, Office for the Ageing

3:45pm Overview of Aged Care in SA
Speakers: Annabel Watkinson, Aged Care Programs SA, Department of Health; Kirin Moat, Aged Care Programs SA, Department of Health

Friday, 9 March 2018

8:45 Top Legal Issues to be mindful of heading into the future
Speaker: Elly Nitschke, Manager Dispute Resolution Service, Office of the Public Advocate

9:45am Aged Care in the Future
Panel: David Panter, Chief Executive, ECH; Lidia Conci, Managing Director, AvantiCare; Chris Edith, Member Services, LASA