Upcoming Events

Wednesday 9th December – ONLINE

2:00pm – 4:00pm

The stress of Covid-19 in the Disability Sector

National Disability Services (NDS) is partnering with SACS to present this interactive online workshop. In the disability sector we are hearing multiple reports of employees showing signs of anger, anxiety or depression. Particularly, but not only in Victoria, people are reporting employees becoming fatigued and stressed. Some are describing anger reactions from staff who have historically been agreeable and easy to work with.

We are in the middle of a stressful situation and there is no sign of its immediate resolution. SACS offers you the opportunity to join us for a two-hour participatory workshop focused on this topic. In this workshop we will provide a strong theoretical understanding of the stress reactions of people in this situation and a range of practical techniques which you will be able to immediately apply.


Workforce Planning for the new Normal

The challenges of COVID-19 are still very much with us. Some aspects of the economy have gradually started to open up but for many employees and organisations ongoing change will be deep, protracted and in some cases permanent. Many organisations are now looking beyond the tactical aspects of surviving the COVID-19 world and are seeking to visualise and strategise what the composition of their workforce is likely to be over the next few years. We invite you to a highly participative 2 hours workshop where we will explain the latest research findings on this topic and provide practical tips for managing the workforce planning challenges of the new world.


Leadership in Tough Times

For many employees across the world times are tough. People are worried about their jobs, worried about their health and the health of their loved once and in many cases are coping with the new challenges of working from home. Resilience is being challenged in a way that it has not been in living memory. Attend this workshop and you will be brought up to date with the latest research on stress, resilience and leader behaviours which optimise coping and productivity. You will come away with initiatives you will be able to use immediately at work.


What Type of Person is Suited to Remote Work?

Businesses are facing unparalleled challenges as a results of the Covid-19 pandemic. One particular obstacle is the mass relocation of staff from their primary office location to a remote working environment in their home. Even before the pandemic organisations have been transitioning to more remote work for flexibility and cost reasons.

While there are clear logistical challenges that this can raise there are also issues around the compatibility of an employee’s psychological makeup with working solely from home. To help organisations understand the likelihood that an employee will thrive in a work from home environment SACS has undertaken a review of the current research on this topic.


Change Without Pain

Worldwide we are currently going through a period of very substantial change. Changes in health, changes in community attitudes, changes in the way that we work and changes in the business models of organisations, just to name a few. Organisations are asking their employees to do things very differently from how they’ve ever done before and to cope with new challenges they’ve never had to face up to before. View this webinar to gain an understanding of the latest discoveries relating to change and many practical tips and suggestions about how to plan for and implement change in your own organisation.


What is Wellbeing and is it Worth the Trouble?

This workshop will allow you to understand how to build a meaningful Wellbeing framework which will be easily and sensibly applied to your organisation. It will also put you in a position to build the business case for the undertaking as well as give you some practical tips which can be immediately used to improve Wellbeing at work.


The Challenge of Managing a Distributed Workforce

During this workshop Andrew will explain what we know about how best to manage staff remotely. Here is an opportunity to benefit from an evidence-based perspective on how to maintain well-being and productivity for remote employees.

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