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Tertiary Disability Practitioner forum: Maintaining silver linings

Event details

Tertiary Disability Practitioners are invited to participate in an Online Tertiary Disability Practitioner Forum to explore and design ways to incorporate the silver linings - good practices, approaches and innovations - that emerged during COVID into our new normal.

During 2020 COVID-19 disrupted life for most people working and studying in tertiary education. However, amongst the challenges, uncertainties, and difficulties there emerged some real silver linings.  It seems that necessity was the catalyst for some positive shifts, and helped to quickly break down some long-standing barriers.  We know that many hope that the progress made towards more universal design, better responses to student needs, and more flexible working arrangements can be sustained. 

This forum will use the solutions-focused Appreciative Inquiry approach, and led by Debbie Hindle, a qualified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator.  Debbie undertook a range of COVID related projects for ADCET during 2020, and currently supports students on the Autism spectrum and is developing wellbeing programs for staff at the University of Tasmania

This participative forum aims to generate ideas and co-design options for how the silver linings might become part of our new normal.

Please only register if you can attend on the day as attendees to the forum will be allocated into Zoom breakout rooms where they will work in small groups to identify the factors that enable the silver linings and design ways to continue these positive practices.  Therefore the forum will NOT be recorded.  

Registrations now closed



Dates and times

20 Apr 2021 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm AEST