LEAD Professional Development Association Incorporated (formerly known as Family Worker Training and Development Programme Incorporated) is a not for profit, non-Government association dedicated to providing Professional Development and Training opportunities to people supporting families in Western Sydney.
Our Vision Statement
To be recognised as the sector’s “Professional Development Association of Choice”, achieved through the delivery of evidence-based content from industry innovators, the provision of excellent customer service to members and non-members, and the development and nurturing of mutually beneficial relationships and strategic alliances.
Our Vision For The Future
We remain committed to being recognised as a “Professional Development organisation of choice”, achieved through the delivery of evidence-based content and capacity building activities facilitated by subject matter experts, an exceptional customer service experience to our members and non-members and developing and nurturing mutually beneficial and collaborative relationships and strategic alliances.
We will achieve this through our team and services that are:
- Valued and skilled
- Evidence based
- Outcomes Focused
- Collaborative endeavours
- Child centred and family focused
- Responsive to changing needs
Our Mission Statement
- To meet or exceed our customer’s expectations by providing the highest quality professional development event and training opportunities:
- To be recognised by sector, employers and Government as a leading provider of these services;
- To provide these services efficiently and cost effectively in a competitive commercial environment.
Our Service Delivery Model
Our business driver is to facilitate quality Professional Development that meets the current and emerging needs of our customers. Our Project Workers spend considerable time in the field with practitioners to gain first-hand knowledge of the issues and challenges they face. As we build our presence with Teachers we will continue to consult with individual and clusters of schools in order to offer a wide range of Professional Development opportunities.
We have expanded our scope to include our own ‘Sector Assistance Strategy’. In this category of service offerings we have provided workshops on Corporate Governance, Results Based Accountability©, Risk Management, Organisation Policies, Outcomes Focused Workplace Culture and Evidence Based Practice. We anticipate that capacity building opportunities such as these will become a larger proportion of our service offerings during the next twelve months.
Our Mission For The Future
To provide high quality, affordable, evidence-based Professional Development and learning opportunities to those who work with children and families in Greater Western Sydney.
Our Core Values
Respect for children, families, communities and those who work with them and educate them
We recognise, promote and build on strengths. We see the importance of their contributions to society at large and uphold their dignity and rights in all we do.
Working collaboratively to make a difference
We take time to build and maintain the relationships needed for making a difference.
We listen to those working with families and teaching our children about the challenges facing them and their related needs. We respond to their needs as they arise, in ways that are informed by best practice and current evidence.
Reflecting on practice
We continually reflect on what we do, how we do it and strive to learn about what works best. We promote this approach with all those we serve and work with.
We are accountable to our membership, funders, customers and the communities we serve. We are accountable for the quality and integrity of what we do and for the difference we make.
The Difference We Make
We work with, and for, those who educate and work children, youth, families and communities. We strive to make a difference in the following ways:
- Increased knwoldedge in evidence-based frameworks/models
- Increased knowledge in the topic
- Increased capcity in strengths-based practice
- Increased capacity for reflective/conscious work practice
- Increased knowledge of inclusive and collaborative practice