The 5th Annual Future of Aged Care Summit will address the key challenges to reforming and rebuilding the aged care sector and ensuring that older Australians receive care that is of the highest quality.
Delegates will gain tools and strategies to ensure best practice governance that is centered around quality and safety, implement the recommendations of the final report of the Royal Commission and professionalise the aged care workforce to embed quality and safety into service delivery.
This event is co-located with the 4th Annual Aged Care Tech Summit
Embedding quality and safety into organisational culture
Quality and safety are at the very heart of the reform that is about to take place within the aged care sector. Ensuring the quality and safety of service delivery will be the responsibility of every employee in aged care – it will need to be embedded into and reinforced by organisational culture. With the aged care sector on the cusp of reform, it’s never been more important for executives to shape organisational culture for the better and leverage its ability to transform service delivery.
This collaborative workshop will give participants a hands-on opportunity to unpack change management in the context of improving organisational culture, and collaborate to develop an organisational culture that ensures the safety and wellbeing of service recipients.
Attendees to this workshop will learn how to:
· Enhance teamwork, communication and leadership in order to positively influence organisational culture
· Implement change in a resource poor environment
· Encourage input from staff members regarding process improvement
· Empower staff with the leadership and practical skills to deliver quality aged care
Marissa Sandler, Chief Executive Officer, Careseekers
Recruiting and retaining skilled workers into the aged care workforce
It is estimated that the aged care workforce will need to roughly triple to meet the demands and expectations placed upon it and deal with the rapidly increasing pressure that it is under. Attracting and retaining skilled, resilient and compassionate workers has always been one of the most critical factors in ensuring that service provision is characterised by care, dignity and respect. As the aged care sector transitions into the upcoming period of reform, ensuring that service providers have a strategy in place to attract and retain skilled workers will be of paramount importance.
This collaborative workshop will provide an in-depth look at how executives can shape their organisations to attract and retain skilled staff through appropriate mentoring, career progression and professional development. It will unpack the ways in which service providers can create pathways into the aged care workforce, upskill staff and ensure a quality and equipped workforce.
This interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn how to:
· Address the attraction and retention of skilled workers in the face of negative publicity
· Create pathways that spark interest in working in aged care for young people entering the workforce
· Utilise professional development and career advancement of workers as a retention and upskilling strategy
· Create a value proposition for a career in aged care
· Tackle perceptions and attitudes towards ageing and roles related to aged care
Marija Andacic, Manager HR Services, People, Culture and Brand, MercyCare
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
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