Disarming unacceptable workplace behaviours: Practical tools for culturally & linguistically diverse nurses and midwives

March 22, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
March 22, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Location: NSWNMA, 50 O'Dea Avenue Waterloo 2017
CPD Hours: 6
Cost: Members $75, Non-Members $150, lunch and refreshments provided

This seminar explores:

  • How to recognise and respond to psychosocial workplace hazards
  • Skills to challenge microaggressions and navigate difficult conversations
  • Breaking through organisational barriers to career advancement

This day is specifically for CaLD nurses, midwives, assistants in nursing/midwifery and is aimed at providing practical skills to navigate incivility in workplaces and reach career goals.

Hear from:

Keynote Speaker – Richard Hill, Psychotherapist, Author and Educator, Creating a mindset of curiosity: being who you want to be!

Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. His fascination with the disturbing problem of stress and anxiety has resulted in his unique theory – The Winner-Loser World Theory – and the positive counterpoint – The Curiosity Approach: which highlights our Curiosity for Possibility. These theories revolutionize the way we deal with stress and anxiety and how we approach standard therapeutic practices.

Pumla Coleman: Practical tips for navigating workplace incivility in health and aged care settings

Pumla Coleman, RN, MHSc (Nursing) Dip Practice Management and Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Pumla began her nursing career in 1972 at Coronation Hospital in Johannesburg where she qualified as a Registered nurse and Registered midwife. She is deeply motivated by the strong desire to make a difference in health care provision and to the experience of nurses and midwives.

Benish Haider: Conditions and Complaints – How the Union can help nurses and midwives regain control of the narrative

Benish Haider became a solicitor in 2008 after completing a Medical Science Degree and Law Degree with Honours at UTS. She has worked at Legal Aid, Aboriginal Legal Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Crown Solicitor’s Office. She has experience in criminal law, medical negligence, constitutional law and coronial law. Her passion is to provide compassionate support to nurses and midwives as they navigate the complex regulatory framework at times of personal hardship.

Australian Human Rights Commission – William Cocks and Emma Wise: 

The session covers topics such as different types of discrimination, sexual harassment, racial hatred, victimisation, how to make a complaint and what will happen when a complaint is made.

William Cocks is an Investigator/Conciliator with the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Investigation and Conciliation Service. He has over 15 years’ experience in the investigation and conciliation of complaints alleging discrimination and breaches of human rights. Emma Wise has been an Investigator/Conciliator with the Commission since May 2023. Prior to this, she was a solicitor working in the legal assistance sector specialising in employment law

Megan May: NSWNMA Work Health and Safety Professional Officer – Managing psychosocial risks in the workplace – what they are and how to deal with them. 

Panel Discussion: There will also be a panel discussion where you will hear from Nurses and Midwives working in NSW who offer practical insights on how they overcame systemic barriers to progress their careers.

There will be plenty of time for networking with colleagues and questions following each presentation.

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Please read the NSWNMA Education Cancellation, Refund and Catering Policy prior to registering for this seminar.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

A CPD Certificate will be provided to attendees at the end of the seminar.

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