Workshops and Events Overview

Dates of current workshops are available from the Workshop Calendar on our website; from our newsletter, or by contacting the office at pavetheway@pavetheway.org.au or by phone 07 3291 5800, 1300 554402.

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Workshop Outline Time Requirements Prerequisites
Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future
(1 Day)

This workshop is the only pre-requisite for:

  • 2 day Developing a Vision and a Plan workshop;
  • 6 day From Vision to Action through Planning workshop.
An Information workshop covering the basic ideas behind Pave the Way’s work with families:
  • Importance of developing a vision for a good life;
  • Planning;
  • What keeps people safe (circles, networks);
  • Legal issues (wills, trusts, guardianship issues).
Usually 9.15am – 4.15pm.

Can be offered as a shorter, more informal session for small groups.
None.  

Developing a Vision and a Plan
(2 days live-in)

(Currently on hold)

A more detailed exploration of the importance of developing a vision and of planning. Includes practical strategies and time for personal application of ideas.
This two day workshop is particularly suitable for people who would find it difficult to attend the six day live-in workshop.
Offered as a two day live-in workshop – Friday afternoon to early Sunday afternoon.

2 people from each family or family network.

Commitment to attend whole workshop.

  • Nominal fee for accommodation and food.
Attendance at one day workshop, Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future is a pre-requisite for this workshop.

From Vision to Action through Planning
(2 x 3 days live-in).

(Currently on hold)

A more intense, participatory workshop for people ready to explore in some depth, and learn strategies to apply, ideas about vision, planning and establishing informal networks.
Includes an opportunity to plan with a member of the Pave the Way team and invited people from your own family and wider network.
Whole workshop is six days. These are completed over two sessions of three live-in days, usually two months apart.

Friday morning to Sunday afternoon.

2 people from each family or family network.

Commitment to attend all six days.

Preparedness to consider inviting other people to participate in planning workshop on day five.

Subsidised fee for accommodation and food.

Attendance at one day workshop, Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the future workshop, is a pre-requisite for this workshop.
Building Lifelong Supports and Safeguards 
(1 day)
An in-depth and interactive workshop developing ideas about inviting other people to assist us to safeguard our family members in the long term.
Covers strategies such as informal networks and intentional circles of support.
Usually 9.30am – 2.30pm

Can be offered as a shorter, more informal session for small groups.
None. None.
An Introduction to Support Circles A half day workshop which offers families the opportunity to explore both the theory and practice of support circles.  The workshop incorporates some reflective exercise for families to think through the purpose of starting a support circle, who you might invite and how to invite people from your network. 9.30-1.00pm. None. Attendance at one of the following Pave the Way workshops is not a pre-requisite for this workshop but is recommended:

Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future (1 day);

Building Lifelong Supports & Safeguards 

 

Documenting Personal Information
(1 day)

 

A practical, facilitated workshop to provide a starting point for families to discover the benefits of developing this resource as a way of involving others, sharing important information and as a safeguarding strategy.

10.00am - 2:30pm

 

Attendance with other members of the family or the family's network is not required but is recommended.

None.

 

Facilitating Support Circles

1 day

A practical workshop to assist facilitators of support circles to become clearer about the purpose and function of support circles, to gain an awareness of their failitation style and to explore peer support opportunities. 9.00am - 4.00pm None. This workshop is designed specifically for facilitators of support circles.

 

Family Conversations
(3- x 2 hour conversations)

 

A series of informal, facilitated conversations between families around topics that are central to the work of Pave the Way around vision, planning and long term safeguarding. Held at a community venue.

 

3 evenings fortnightly over 6 weeks. 7 – 9 pm
(Families may then wish to continue meeting without Pave the Way’s involvement).

 

Attendance with other members of the family or the family’s network is not required but is recommended.

Dependent on the topic.

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