What We Do

//What We Do
What We Do 2017-12-18T14:17:13+00:00

We don’t like to brag, but we think we are pretty good at what we do, and to have been around for more than thirty years, our members, customers and stakeholders must agree!

Unlike other Professional Development and Training organisations, we don’t just publish an annual calendar of events and hope that someone will turn up. Our service delivery model starts with YOU. We are proactively engaged through interagency meetings, sector forums, community evaluations, council meetings, funding body information sessions and organisations small and large to ascertain what the new and emerging needs are for family practitioners. Once we have determined the need, we then source subject matter experts from our list of Facilitators and Trainers, and co-design a workshop/seminar/forum that will provide relevant, accessible and cost effective professional development that is evidence-based and outcomes focused. This model ensures that we remain at the forefront of innovation and able to bring you the latest in new and emerging research and evidence- based frameworks that will empower you to make a difference.

NSW Families and Community Services (FACs)We are proud of our long-standing relationship with NSW Families and Community Services (FACs), who are our major funder. Our sector is currently undergoing major reform, with the introduction of the “Targeted Early Intervention” (TEI) framework. LEAD has actively been involved in the transition process; through participation in the Parramatta/Cumberland and the Blacktown/Hills TEI Working Groups. Our CEO is a member of Western Sydney TEI Reference Group, and the Holroyd TEI Family Support Group. We are able to contribute effectively to the reform based on our extensive local and sector knowledge developed over the last 30 years.

Linker NetworkWe recently developed, in collaboration with other stakeholders, The Linker Network Orientation Training. The Linker Network is an integrated service delivery model that places people at the core of how services are delivered. We continue to support the roll out of this initiative throughout Western Sydney by making our training room available for these sessions.

Since 2009 LEAD has been championing and training in the implementation of Results Based Accountability™, or RBA. We were instrumental in setting an international benchmark for delivering RBA Training, and ensuring it was implemented as a ‘value-add’ tool, not just as a ‘tick-the-box’ response. We continue to embrace RBA as the core of our continual improvement and quality standard process.

RBA is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families and adults. RBA is also used by organisations to improve the effectiveness of their programs. RBA uses a data-driven, decisions making process to help communities and organisations to get beyond taking about problems to taking action to solve problems.

FACs have identified RBA as one of the key components of the TEI Program Logic (how much; how well; is anyone better off) in their Draft Performance, Monitoring & Evaluation Framework. We have provide RBA training to hundreds of individuals and organisations, and continue to be a leading provider of this specialised training.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, or if you want more information on how YOU could become a member of our association, please call us on (02) 9620 6172, or email to info@leadpda.org.au

We look forward to hearing from you.