LGBTI Aged Care Training


A free, essential and relevant one day training course, delivered by ACON, for all workers in the aged care sector across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to help promote a better understanding of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

ACON is NSW’s leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTI health, and is also Australia’s largest and most recognised national provider for LGBTI inclusion training programs.

This national aged care sector training initiative, funded by the Australian Government, is presented by ACON’s Teddy Cook and Ryan Jackson with support from the Illawarra Forum.

Places are limited and will fill up quickly so RSVP without delay by Wednesday 23 November. Representatives from each organisation will be limited to three (3).

RSVP online at

WHEN –  Tuesday 29 November, 2016 at 9:15am – 4:30pm

WHERE –   Laurel Room, Dapto Ribbonwood 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto

CONTACT –  Ryan Jackson · · 02 9206 2140

Illawarra Forum Training Opportunities

It’s AGM time again and you maybe planning to engage new board members for your organisation or need to refresh current board members skills.

The Good Governance; Essential Board training is a great foundation for new board members and has been updated to include amendments to the Associations Incorporation Act (2009) and the new Regulation (2016) that began on 1 September 2016. If you have already attended this training you may like to refer a friend or colleague to the training.

In response to a number of requests we have also designed a Fabulous Finances course for board members covering understanding financial reports, budgeting, and risk and fraud prevention. This training is a must for all board members – not just Treasurers.

The Foundations of Facilitation training is on next week. Whether you are chairing board meetings, groups or simply meeting to plan a project, the skills you learn in this training will enable you to become a dynamic facilitator.

Click the links below to book training

Click here for information on all Illawarra Forum Training opportunities.

The Illawarra Forum offers generous discounts on training fees for members. If your organisation is not a member you may wish to take advantage of member’s rates by becoming a member online. Click here for more information.


On The Couch-HIV

red-ribbonRegistrations are now open for  ‘On The Couch-HIV’ in Wollongong on Thursday 17th November 2016 from 10am till 1pm at City Beach

This is a special On the Couch event for World AIDS Day which is internationally acknowledged every year on December 1st.

On the Couch aims to get up close and personal with a panel of speakers who will be hosted by a facilitator around a subject area . Our intention is for this to be a safe space, but nonetheless, one where the audience can ask questions and engage freely around the subject are of HIV.

This event will run from 10am till 1pm with morning tea and lunch provided.

Please click here to register: