2021 Women's Conference: (TUT) Choose to Challenge

50 places available

Start:  Monday 29 November 2021 - 9.00am

Finish: Monday 29 November 2021 - 3.30pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)

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 A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

About the Conference

The SSTUWA is delighted to offer the annual Women’s Conference in 2021. This is an opportunity for women educators within our union to come together. The blended focus for this conference is to build hope, connectivity, and resilience.  Come together at this conference to identify and celebrate the achievements of amazing women, as well as developing your own skills and desire to choose to challenge.

Keynote Speaker:  Neryl Joyce: Mercenary Mum

Many of us will seek out a career change at some time in our lives. Neryl went from single mum working the checkout at Woolworths, to putting her life on the line as a highly trained bodyguard in the Middle East.

Wanting to live a life of meaningful purpose, Neryl joined the Australian army as a Military Police Officer and then completed the highly sought after Close Personal Protection Course. In late 2004, Neryl Joyce took up close protection work in Iraq with a private military company and soon learnt that money didn’t necessarily attract the best operators. The toxic culture eventually led to poor decision making, excessive risk taking and ultimately; the death of her colleagues.

Soon after the initial Iraq incident, Neryl took up a position with the now-infamous American company; Blackwater Security Consulting, providing close personal protection to staff involved with the upcoming Iraqi Presidential election. Neryl then became Operations Manager at an Immigration Detention Centre on Christmas Island.  What Neryl doesn’t know about planning, risk mitigation and crisis response, isn’t worth knowing. Neryl will take you on a journey where every decision has a risk and every action can have a devastating consequence.

Featured Workshop: Women of Steel

Mary Franklyn, General Secretary and Samantha Schofield, Vice President

View the Women of Steel movie as a stimulus to a session that will focus on choosing to challenge as a collective. Learn how the SSTUWA chooses to challenge as part of the Public Sector Alliance campaign calling for an end to the cap on wages. Consider how you might choose to challenge as an individual and as a collective.

Breakout Workshops: Choose One

  • Assertiveness for Women – Vanessa Herbert
  • How to Use the Principles of Restorative Practice to Strengthen and Maintain your own Relationships - Gabrielle Lawlor
  • Living and Learning using Self-Reg: A Powerful Process to Navigate Change - Vanessa Kay

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr Ann O’Neill AO

Dr Ann O’Neill is an inspiration. Her story of triumph over severe hardship and her commitment to improving the lives of others is one that should be shared.  Ann has survived what many would call the un-survivable: an attempt on her life, the double homicide of her children and the simultaneous suicide of her then estranged husband. Hear how Ann chose to challenge.

  • 2018: Inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Founder of angelhands Inc.
  • 2021 an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community.
  • Featured on Australian Story 2004 and 2018
  • John Curtin Medallist 2016
  • Winner of John Simpson Kirkpatrick “Standing for Something” Award 2012.

Costs

$ 110 : Members Only
$ 220 : Non-Members

Non-Members (subject to availability)

Hospitality

Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au

Nominated Audience

Women Educators K-TAFE
Members and Non-Members

Trade union training leave - Schools

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

The school will not be charged for the salary of the person attending trade union training - this is covered by the DoE.  However, if a relief teacher is required, this is funded through the school's one line budget.

For school administration

When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Ensure staff attending training have selected TUT Leave in HRMIS.
  • Project code 1471 will be generated within the payment system.

Trade union training leave -TAFE

Members in TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).
To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to manager through your normal leave application process. You will be applying for Trade Union Training Leave of 7.5 hours per day.
  • Provide manager with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community