d) Workshops   

Opportunities

The materials that have been developed for this web site can be used by presenters and facilitators to run training workshops.

The learning materials can be used in formal training workshops. Four topics that could be made into a one day workshop are:

1. ADHC and Introduction to ABI
2. Approaching working with people with ABI
3. Practical Strategies for working with people with ABI
4. Building skills and service network capacity

These four topics could be run as four 90 minute sessions on four different days, two 90 minute sessions on 2 days or 4 sessions on 1 day.

Workshop processes and resources

The process and resources needed to run these training workshops are fully described
in Working with people with ABI Materials for facilitators and presenters.PDF

The Handouts Worksheets and Tools are available as a PDF
Working with people with ABI: Training materials Handouts, Worksheets & Tools PDF

Suggestions

This is an outline of a one day workshop made up of four sessions.

The Workshop could be run as

• one full day
• two half days on different days
• four 90 minute sessions on different days.

It is assumed the Workshops Presenter(s) have both skills in facilitating adult learning and knowledge and skills in working with people with ABI.

If the presenter is unfamiliar with knowledge and skills in working with people with ABI then it would be useful before presenting this workshop to complete the two on-line self-study modules on this web site:

1. Introduction to ABI
2. Working with people with ABI

The suggested process for the workshop is illustrative. It can be modified to better suit the particular needs of the people attending.

The workshop outline includes:

a) Outcomes to be achieved
b) Potential participants
c) Workshop parameters
d) Workshop process and resources
e) Workshop content

There is then a detailed process description for each of the four sessions:

Session 1: ADHC Directions & Introduction to ABI
Session 2: Approaching working with people with an ABI: Key messages
Session 3 - Working with people with ABI Practical strategies
Session 4 : Working with people with ABI: My own learning, workplace learning and service network capacity building

Workshop outcomes

The workshops have been designed so that participants are able to:

  • Understand Ageing, Disability and Home Care's (ADHC) directions in relation to acquired brain injury (ABI).
  • Have an introductory understanding of ABIs (and the similarities and differences with other work with which they may be familiar [e.g. aged, disability, mental health, etc])
  • Reflect on being introduced to a variety of people with ABI (through video etc).
  • Be aware of the key building blocks of how to approach working with people with an ABI (appropriate for the participants work role).
  • Identify new strategies for working with people with an ABI that could be used in their work (appropriate for the participants work role).
  • Identify what they need to know in working with people with ABI and identify strategies for themselves to build their own knowledge about ABI
  • Identify strategies in their work place for knowledge building about working with people with an ABI (and be aware of relevant learning materials, other supports and how to use them).
  • Identify local service network issues (in working with people with ABI) and what could be done to address them locally.