Are you Inclusion Ready? Workshops

CSIA, in partnership with National Disability Services (NDS) Queensland are running a variety of workshops to support you to develop your ILC grant application. Scroll down to find information on the current workshops: 

  • ILC Application Skills
  • Stories of change to theories of change 
  • Video: Workshop One An Introduction Workshop

Workshop one: An Introduction Workshop

Did you miss the first workshop? Don't worry we have an online version to catch up on understanind the NDIS, the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program and grants, and how to prepare yourself to be more inclusive. 


Workshop - ILC Application Skills 

For the first time in Queensland the ILC Jurisdictional-Based Grants are expected to be released later in 2018. The ILC Application Skills Workshop will be run at locations across Queensland. These hands-on workshops will build your organisation’s capability and capacity to make an ILC grant application: individually or in collaboration. You will also be introduced to a suite of tools and resources to help you develop your application.

Time: 9:45am for a 10am start. Finish 2.30pm. Lunch provided. Cost: Free

Who should attend: Anyone in your organisation responsible for leading and complying an ILC grant application. More than one person from an organisation can attend and collaborators in an application are also encouraged to attend.

Please bring: Your laptop, and WIFI if possible, to enable key websites, resources and documents to be demonstrated, bookmarked or downloaded.

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Workshop - Stories of change to theories of change

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Have you ever wanted an outcomes framework that effectively demonstrates the work of your organisation?

Outcomes evidence or answering “What difference are we making?”  is becoming core business for community organisations. In the first day of our 2-day workshop series, learn how to develop evidence-based storytelling, and increase your focus on stories of change from a user perspective. We show you how client stories can be developed into rich outcome data and form the foundation for your outcomes framework.

The second day will guide in developing a Theory of Change (TOC) for your programs and services by connecting these user-centred stories client outcomes  to existing evidence and research. This way, your TOC will provide you with a tailored framework to build to outcomes measurement and evidence that fits into the culture of your agency .This tailored framework will be also be a useful reflective, planning tool and assist in practical aspects of your organisations operation including strategic planning, job descriptions and workplans.

The workshop will include:

  • Two days of applied practical activities run across in four sessions
  • Two facilitators with more than 25 years experience in evaluation within the community sector
  • Evidence-based and up-to-date content based on sound evaluation theory and practice
  • Spiral-bound workshop guides that incluxde; graphic-designed information sheets, workshop slide summaries, activity templates and additional reading and resources
  • Access to and training on TOC software to build your own outcomes frameworks
  • Real life case studies from the perspective of both the  evaluator and community organisation user- experience
  • A mix of instruction and skills transfer, engaging practical activities and group discussion
  • Provision for continued workshop participant discussion online to answer questions, build a community of practice and receive coaching in building your outcomes framework
  • Provision of post workshop login access to TOC software and expert coaching in further development and refinement of your own TOC models.

Dates and locations: 

10-11 July: Sunshine Coast

16-17 July: Brisbane

6-7 August: Logan

9-10 August: Gold Coast

6-7 September: Hervey Bay

12-13 September: Cairns

NOTE: The stories of change workshop is a prerequisite for the theory of change workshop and a small fee will be charged of $100 per participant to cover venue and catering costs. Spaces are limited