The Confident Speakers’ Program 2019

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 2019 are:

  • February 28th – What do I hope to achieve this year (Host: David)
  • March 28th – A cool piece of technology (Host: Kim)
  • April 18th – How to play a specific sport (Host: Jackson)
  • May 30th – My favourite book (Host: Peter)
  • June 27th – My favourite sport (Host: TBD)
  • July 25th – Someone I admire (Host: TBD)
  • August 29th – How to stay warm in winter (Host: TBD)
  • September 26th – Something I am really good at (Host: TBD)
  • October 31st – A skill that I would like to learn (Host: TBD)
  • November 28th – Teach us your favourite card game (Host: TBD)
  • December Christmas Party ACT DSA

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 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

Program Coach – David Williams 0412 237 695

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