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Facilitating Conversations That Matter – Workshop

April 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

About this workshop

Often our conversations and planning with people who have a disability and others who have needs focuses on what people can’t do or finding “services” for people rather than how a person could contribute to their community. This workshop aims to assist facilitators and planners to enhance their skills and engage in deeper conversations about assisting people to pursue valued roles in the community.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Disrupting patterns of thinking and resistance,
  • Creating vision,
  • Embracing diversity, values and community,
  • Exploring valued roles,
  • Bringing life to meetings,
  • Doing work that matters,
  • Getting unstuck, and
  • Connecting people and ideas.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop would be of interest to those who facilitate Circles of Support, team meetings or planning meetings that aim to increase the inclusion of people who might be marginalised from the community e.g. people with a disability, people who have a mental illness, people who are aging etc. 


Deb Rouget is the CEO of Belonging Matters. For nearly 30 years, she has been involved in the lives of people with a disability and their families and has gained much practical experience and wisdom about imagining and designing supports that enable people with a disability to have typical opportunities in the community. Teresa Micallef has always chosen to work at the cutting edge of change in community, and has worked alongside people with disabilities and their families for over 20 years. She has been the Coordinator of a family governed service called Living Distinctive Lives for the past 9 years and is currently the Project Manager of Building Community Networks at Belonging Matters.

Through their varied work, both Teresa and Deb have learnt what it takes to facilitate conversations, meetings and Circles of Support which aim to establish, maintain and harness people’s enthusiasm and skills to enable a full, meaningful and inclusive life for those they support.

Cost for one day

Concession $60.00 (incl. GST)

Standard $180.00 (Incl. GST)

Bursaries available on application. Please call or email our office (see below)

Other rates may apply.

Please note that Belonging Matters is a not-for-profit organisation. The ticket price includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch. It also contributes to speaker costs, accommodation, venue hire, catering and other event costs.


Closes, 23rd April 2019.

Registration is on-line and will not be accepted without payment

To book and pay please visit: www.belongingmatters.org  or CLICK HERE

For further info or assistance with booking

Email: info@belongingmatters.org or phone: 03 9739.8333 or Visit: www.belongingmatters.org



Belonging Matters
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Caulfield Park Sports Club
280A Balaclava Road
Caulfield North, Victoria 3161 Australia
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03 9739 8333
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