ExpiredConversations that Matter: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Wellness & Reablement Practice (Launceston)


Event Phone: 0490 449 556

  • Conversations that Matter: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Wellness & Reablement Practice (Launceston)
    30 May 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based approach, is growing in popularity as a tool that engages, enables and motivates people to manage change at all levels. Join this practical hands-on workshop to explore how Appreciative Inquiry works and how it can strengthen Wellness and Reablement practice within Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP).

These workshops are being facilitated by Wellbeing Designs on behalf of TasCOSS and are aimed at senior staff, managers and coordinators who are working in the CHSP sector and would like strategies for embedding Wellness and Reablement into their organisations.

The cost of these workshops has been significantly reduced to support CHSP providers to send a minimum of two staff along. Being able to share the experience and knowledge with a colleague not only benefits the attendee but also the organisation with two champions providing information and practice examples back to the wider team.

What will you takeaway from this session?

  • An understanding of how and why Appreciative Inquiry works and how it can strengthen the Wellness and Reablement practice within CHSP.
  • Unpack the findings from the latest change management research on what contributes to successful change strategies.
  • Ability to distinguish the difference between everyday conversations and appreciative conversations, and why this might matter.
  • Confidence in using inquiry techniques to assist increase engagement, motivation and actions in the workplace and in your work with clients.
  • Applied knowledge of inquiry techniques that can strengthen your partnerships with your clients and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to reframe difficult and challenging situations for positive outcomes.
  • Application of Appreciative Inquiry in strategic and planning contexts.
Workshop Facilitators:

Nita O’Callaghan

With thirty years working with staff and volunteers in caring and empowerment capacities, Nita brings strong social intelligence, kindness and honesty to the Wellbeing Designs team, facilitating conversations that matter. Across Australia she has worked to give voice and opportunity to many. Her support of teams to identify their strengths and their intent, to challenge their assumptions and create sustainable values-driven work practices, has contributed to healthier and more stable workplaces. She brings a depth of experience in education, child safety, family strengthening, youth empowerment and community development.

Debbie Hindle

Debbie’s passion for making a positive difference in the lives of people has shone throughout a thirty-year career in working with community across both government and non-government organisations. She brings a keen sense of curiosity, appreciation for other’s stories and a love of learning to connect with and bring out the best in others. She holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and has facilitated Appreciative Inquiry approaches in developing community strategies, team planning and individual coaching sessions to grow positive change.  She brings a breadth of experience in working with people across education, disability, youth, older persons, employment, housing and community development sectors.


TasCOSS Members        $55 (incl. GST)
Non-Members                 $71.50 (incl. GST)

Registrations close 1pm, Wednesday 22 May. For more information, please contact Ally Smith, CHSP Sector Development Officer, on 0490 449 556 or email Ally.


Level 1, 112 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250, Australia