Supporting the independent education community

SUPPORT STAFF CONFERENCE

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a seismic shift in how people in all sectors work – and education has not been immune.

Schools have always been dynamic and evolving workplaces, changing to meet the political, cultural and community contexts in which they operate. While the pandemic didn’t initiate the need for change, it supercharged it.

At the height of the crisis, our schools were an essential service – so school staff were essential workers. Despite no training, little notice and few resources, staff showed great innovation and creativity, undertaking a complete rethink of how schools ran.

In very short order, schools and their staff have reimagined how they function. Now there are new roles, new ways of working and new demands – a whole new normal.

Join us for our annual conference to meet and network with other support staff members, and to explore what this new normal means.

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Member: $85 plus fee

Non-member: $170 plus fee

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Keynote: The psycho-social hazards of workplace change: Jacqueline Agius, Work Health and Safety Commissioner at WorkSafe ACT:

Jacqueline was previously a senior industrial officer at the Australian Education Union (AEU), so she knows schools and how they function inside out.

Seminar: Equipping ourselves for the changing cultural context of our schools: Beth Berghan, life and business success coach

An engaging facilitator, Beth has worked in education, training and business development. She’ll explore how change in schools allows for professional and personal opportunities.

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Workshops

• Maximising our impact

• Exercising my rights to manage change

• The good, the bad and the ugly: School responses to COVID-19

• A peek behind the curtain: Discoveries, surprises and outcomes of the Joint Working Party for Support Staff, seeking pay parity with colleagues in government schools

• New ways of working: Emerging roles for school support staff

Where

AERIAL UTS FUNCTION CENTRE
BUILDING 10, LEVEL 7/ 235 JONES STREET, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

When

13 Aug 2021

Time

8:45 am - 4:00 pm