Moving From Community Presence to Community Participation.

Its more than going shopping

What’s it all about?

The five critical accomplishments for the development of a personal vision, include both community presence and community participation.(From Implementing Person-Centred Planning. John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien 1998)

Whilst community presence is a start, it is only when individuals are engaged in meaningful interactions within their community that they may develop a true sense of belonging. True community integration is much more than just spending time in the community.

This short course is designed to provide participants with a range of strategies to assist the people that they support to enter into meaningful relationships within their community. The session will include simulation activities to practice skills.

Course Provider

Stara Training & Consultancy Services


This course is facilitated by Dave Rogers


29 November 2017


8.45 for a 9.00 am start. Close 1.00 pm.


Nulsen, 32 Burton St. Cannington


Morning tea provided


Early Bird $110 (Before 27 Oct 2017) Standard Standard $143 (After COB 27 October 2017)

Certificates of attendance

All participants awarded a certificate of attendance


The aim of this half-day course is to provide disability support workers with a range of strategies to assist people with disability develop significant, meaningful relationships within their community.

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  • Identify an individual’s preferences focusing on their gifts and assets.
  • Ensure that the individual’s own interests are being pursued, even when they are hard to find or understand.
  • Focus on common interests when facilitating relationships.
  • Ensure that there is time available for relationships to develop.
  • Search for good community connections.
  • Offer “just enough” support and be prepared to “let go” when appropriate.
  • Know the right questions to ask to identify good community connections.
  • Identify definable outcomes of good community inclusion.
  • Be aware of the influence they have, as a support worker in facilitating positive connections.