The Confident Speakers’ Program 2017

The ACT DSA Confident Speaker’s Program has been operating since 1994 as an informal learning activity. It is in a form aligned to the Vocational Educational Training Unit: Make Presentations (CUSGEN05A) which is a component of the nationally endorsed CUS01 Training Package. This unit includes the skills and knowledge required to make effective presentations for many different purposes using a range of media and is highly relevant to the group. It will continue to be friendly, participative and supportive.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for anyone above the age of 15 and is tailored to suit people with an intellectual disability. However, there are a lot of smart people out there who are terrified of getting up in front of an audience and the competencies addressed here are generic and can apply to anyone. Suitability for the program is based on the ability of an individual to gain benefit from the program. Participation by parents, carers or siblings is most welcome. Dates for 2017 are:

  • Thursday 30th March
  • Thursday 27th April
  • Thursday 25th May
  • Thursday 29th June
  • Thursday 27th July
  • Thursday 31st August
  • Thursday 14th September AGM
  • Thursday 26th October
  • December usually end of year party decided at November meeting

 

What does it cost?

There is no cost, but participants take it in turn to provide supper.

What’s involved?

Confident Speakers meets on the last Thursday of the Month at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Pearce Community Centre, Building 1 and the program is advertised at http://actdsa.org.au/category/confident-speakers/. Families, friends and prospective participants are welcome to come along and see how the program operates and network with other parents. RSVP to David Williams is preferred, but not mandatory.

What will I get out of it?

Participants will get a workbook to plan and track their progress and will earn a certificate on successful completion of the program. But more importantly, you will have overcome the number one fear that the average person has. In doing so, you will have developed the skills, knowledge and experience to get up and speak in front of a group of people. How well you can use the skills you develop from this program, is up to you.Contacts for enquiries:

Contacts for enquiries:

ACT DSA Office
02 6290 0656
Email: admin@actdsa.org.au

Program Coach – David Williams 0412 237 695 vertigo@netspeed.com.au

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