Life Ready Program – expressions of interest now open

 

BCA is running a program in early 2019 designed to develop independence and skills to empower you to live the life you choose. “Life Ready” will consist of a series of interactive teleconferences and participants will then have the opportunity to participate in an immersion weekend where they will be supported by peers to develop the practical skills related to living an independent life.

Find out more here.

Life Ready Program

 

Life Ready focusses on developing your independence and skills to empower you to live the life you choose.

Life Ready will consist of a series of interactive teleconferences throughout the beginning of 2019 and participants will then have the opportunity to participate in an immersion weekend where they will be supported by peers to develop the practical skills related to living an independent life.

This program will cover the following topics:

  • Accessing the support you need to get the most out of your Education
  • Careers: looking for work and succeeding at work
  • The benefits of peer support and the role a mentor can play in your life
  • Moving out of home and living independently
  • Getting out into the community and participating in mainstream sport, recreational and cultural events
  • Accessing a variety of supports and services
  • Tools for self advocacy

Blind Citizens Australia recognises that vision can change at any age and that acquiring independent living skills is a lifelong process. This program is suitable for anyone who will be over the age of 18 by April 2019.

If you would like to participate in the Life Ready program it is expected that you will participate in all of the teleconferences and the immersion weekend as well as an evaluation process at the conclusion of the project.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please complete the Expression of Interest and return it to Sally Aurisch, NSW/ACT Coordinator, sally.aurisch@bca.org.au

For more information about the program or if you require assistance to complete your application, please call Sally on 1800 033 660.

 

Peer Mentoring Opportunity

 

In 2019, Blind Citizens Australia will be offering interested members the opportunity to participate in a series of Peer Mentoring training teleconferences. This will also include support as candidates begin to act as mentors within the community.

Find out more about this opportunity here.

Leadership Development Training

 

In 2019, Blind Citizens Australia will be offering interested members the opportunity to participate in a series of leadership training teleconferences and a leadership immersion event.

Find out more about this training opportunity here.

 

Peer Mentoring and Leadership Training

 

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Peer Mentoring

In 2019, Blind Citizens Australia will be offering interested members the opportunity to participate in a series of Peer Mentoring training teleconferences. This will also include support as candidates begin to act as mentors within the community.

The training will involve the following topic areas:

  1. What is Peer Mentoring?
  2. Communication – Listen, hear and learn
  3. Express yourself
  4. Perspectives
  5. Practice Makes Perfect
  6. Lights Camera Advocacy
  7. Putting it all together

We are excited to share this training opportunity which will strengthen the resources within the community and empower people to support and encourage others.

If you are someone who is eager to share your knowledge and skills with others, or you would like to develop your capacity as a peer to peer mentor we want to hear from you.

Please complete the Expression of Interest and return to Naomi Barber, Project Officer at naomi.barber@bca.org.au

If you have any further questions or would like assistance to complete your expression of interest, please contact Naomi on 1800 033 660.

At the conclusion of the Peer Mentor training, Blind Citizens Australia will also run a Leadership Development project. If you would also like to participate in this project, please complete the “Expression of Interest – Leadership Development” application.

 

Leadership

In 2019, Blind Citizens Australia will be offering interested members the opportunity to participate in a series of leadership training teleconferences and a leadership immersion event.

We value the role of our members as leaders within our community. This training is a wonderful opportunity for you to leverage leadership skills to use in your personal, professional or social capacities. Whether you want to lead a group, a project, take on a management or leadership role at work or are considering Board opportunities. This training could benefit you!

The areas of training covered will include:

  1. Leadership and Communication
  2. Public Speaking and Presenting to an Audience
  3. Behaviours and Motivation
  4. Leadership and control, teamwork and at work
  5. The power of influence
  6. Resolving Conflict and Crucial Conversations
  7. Lead. Influence. Belong.
  8. Leadership for Board and Governance

If you would like to participate in this opportunity please complete the Expression of Interest and return to Naomi Barber, Project Officer at naomi.barber@bca.org.au

If you have any further questions or would like assistance to complete your expression of interest, please contact Naomi on 1800 033 660.

In early 2019, Blind Citizens Australia will also be offering training to become a Peer Mentor. If you would also like to apply for this opportunity, please complete the “Expression of Interest – Peer Mentoring” application.