2016 ACS State Conference
Conference Program 

Wednesday 4 May 2016
7:30 am - 8:30 amDay One Delegate Registration
8:45 am - 8:55 amWelcome to Country
Viv Allanson, President, Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT
Stephen Lundin, MC & Keynote Speaker
8:55 am - 9:10 amConference Welcome
Viv Allanson, President, Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT
Stephen Lundin, MC & Keynote Speaker
9:10 am - 9:20 am2016 budget update
Grant Corderoy, StewartBrown - Chartered Accountants
9:20 am - 9:50 am Resolve, Protect, Improve
Rae Lamb, Age Care Complaints Commissioner
  • What are the areas of concern
  • How might we prevent things escalating to a complaint
9:50 am - 10:20 amDiscover how to do business differently, why fun should be a factor in your strategic plan and how ordinary people achieve the extraordinary.
Lucy Perry, CEO, Sunrise Cambodia

Lucy Perry will take you on a roller coaster ride of fascinating experiences and business learnings from a 20 year career as a master communicator, world changer and trailblazer.
10:20 am - 10:25 amMajor Sponsor's Address
Representative from Paynter Dixon
10:25 am - 11:10 amMorning Tea & Networking with the Exhibitors
11:10 am - 11:40 pmPositive Ageing
Susan Ryan, Age Discrimination Commissioner
11:40 am - 12:20 pmWorkplace Happiness Is A Strategy
Mark LeBusque, Thought Leader on Engagement Team Building & Helping Humans to See Different, Be Different and Do Different.
12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm"Quality?" Current Experience & Future Directions
Presentations to include:

Innovation Hub - innovation, collaboration and reduced regulation - Aged Care at the edge - Frank Naso, The Society of St Hilarion Inc Aged Care
  • Overview of the program and what it entails
  • Key learnings to date and how we might expand them further
Quality Indicators - Josh Maldon, A/G Assistant Secretary, Quality & Regulatory Policy Branch, Department of Health
  • The status of the program to date and plans for the future
  • How the indicators program fits with the accreditation and quality review programs
Outcomes Measurements - Adj. Prof. Michael Fine, Macquarie University
  • What are these and how will they be implemented
  • How will they support internal quality programs
NRMA Owl's rating - Does using a rating system make a difference? - Rob Freeman, ARV
  • Putting your service on the map
  • Giving clients a voice
  • Using someone else’s system
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmThe Giant Balancing Challenge - Consumer Choice & Control balanced with Provider's Duty of Care
Rodney Jilek, Executive Director of Care Service, St Elizabeth Home
Dr Karen Abbey, Church Resources Foodservice Ambassador
Steve Teulan, CEO, Uniting
Alison Choy Flannigan, Holman Webb Lawyers
Ronda Held, Manager Home Care Today, COTA Australia

Again and again there is a tension for Providers between a client’s right to choice and to take risks and the Provider’s legal responsibilities and duty of care.
Our expert panelists will explore the complexities of this fraught issue.

5:00 pm - 5:10 pmDay One Closing Address
6:00 pm - 11:00 pmConference Gala Dinner

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pre Dinner Drinks
                                  - Roving Entertainment, Canapes and Drinks
7:00pm - 11:00pm: Dinner

 Thursday 5 May 2016
7:00 am - 8:30 amBREAKFAST SESSION - What everyone ought to know about building in aged care that no one ever tells you (Limited Places Available)
Presented By Paynter Dixon
7:45 am - 8:30 amDay Two Delegate Registration
8:00 am - 3:30 pmOne Day Registration - Thursday
8:30 am - 8:45 amDay Two Welcoming Address and Day One Reflections
Stephen Lundin, MC & Keynote Speaker
8:45 am - 9:15 amContinuity of Supports Program for people over 65 years currently receiving Specialist Disability Services
Karen Pickering, Assistant Secretary, Home Support Branch, Ageing and Aged Care Services Division, Department of Health
9:40 am - 10:10 amAgeing - the richness and experiences that comes as we grow older
Dr Roderick McKay, Director of Pyschiatry and Mental Health Programs
10:00 am - 10:15 amQ & A
10:15 am - 10:45 amMorning Tea
10:45 am - 11:15 amCreating Inspiring Communities for Older People - what difference does a brand make? Who cares?
Mark Sewell, CEO, Warrigal
11:15 am - 12:00 pmLeadership - the numbers show it is the crucial ingredient in every organisation
Peter Langford, Director & Founder, The Voice Project
12:00 pm - 12:50 pmMotivation and Engagement - turning work into passion and consumers into your supporters
Stephen Lundin, MC & Keynote Speaker
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmQ & A
1:15 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 2:40 pmThe state of the nation - everything you need to know about the aged care reforms
Paul Sadler, President, ACSA
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmExhibitor Prize Draw - Gotta be in it to win it (and in the room!)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmConference Closing Address