Trauma-Informed “Having the Hard Conversations” training – F2F Devonport

The recent Shelter Tas Workforce Development Program training in November 2022 identified “Having the Hard Conversations” as important training, and has been recommended as a key priority area.

This full day session complements the “Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Workers in the Housing and Homelessness Sector” training delivered in November 2022, although attendance at the previous training is not essential.

All housing and homelessness sector workers can benefit from the skills for Having the Hard Conversations, which may involve peers, managers and clients. Continuing the Trauma-Informed approach used in previous session, this full-day training will cover some of the critical elements that enable us to have brave conversations such as knowing ourselves, identifying and meeting others where they are at, cultivating courageous organisational cultures and practices, and how to safely bring authenticity, vulnerability and trust into the workplace. It will also identify some of the key obstacles to having hard conversations, as well as practical skills and resources for further support.

The training encompasses theory, group discussions, personal reflection, practical skills and resources. It is suitable for housing and homelessness professionals, frontline staff, leaders and managers. There is a focus on building worker agency and the skills required to turn difficult conversations into constructive ones.

Thursday 9 March 2023, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Paranaple Convention Centre.

Cost: $220. Places are subsidised and exclusively available for employees of eligible Shelter Tas member organisations, Specialist Homelessness Services and Community Housing Providers.

For registrations and enquiries, please contact or 6224 5488.

About the Trainer

Dr Carly Cameron is the Director at Bend Consulting. Shelter Tas has previously worked with Carly to deliver training sessions that received extremely positive evaluations, where 100% of participants stated they would recommend the training to others.

She has worked for twenty-two years as a psychologist in Australia and the UK in community-based settings, secure psychiatric services, child protection, foster and kinship care and in private practice providing consultation to individuals and agencies regarding trauma-informed practice.

Carly has a passion for delivering high quality evidence-based training and workshops, and has extensive experience working in, and managing teams that work with traumatised children, young people and adults.

She has recently completed a PhD at Murdoch University in the area of attachment and psychopathology. Her specialised area of interest is exploring the link between childhood adversity and the development of psychiatric disorders, with a particular interest in the role of protective factors.

Comments from participants of previous training through Shelter Tas and Bend Consulting’s partnership:

“I think the trainer is engaging, on point, clear and knowledgeable”

“Carly is a great presenter, I feel my knowledge has grown due to her presentation”

“Brilliant presenter, very personable and loved that Carly invited us to interrupt with questions”

“Amazing thank you”

“Carly is fantastic, knowledgeable and personable – a great facilitator”

“I would encourage other staff to participate”