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National Leaders' Forum

National Leaders' Forums are designed as interactive one-day strategic sessions, and are aimed at CEO and management personnel.

They are a chance to meet with the board and staff, and to address topical sector issues and developments with colleagues from across the sector.

  • Forums are members only.
  • Traditionally, we host two forums per year. 

“The one day forum is perfect…Worth the investment.”

Date:  2 May 2019
Time: 9am to 4.30pm, followed by networking drinks 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Venue: QT Canberra Hotel
Over the past few years, Disability Employment Australia’s Leaders’ Forums have been more important than ever with a focus on the future of DES, the intersection of DES and the NDIS and, even more than that, the future of disability employment. The May 2019 DEA members-only Leaders’ Forum again presents as one of the most important gatherings the sector will be offered in the first half of this year. Make sure you bring your team along.
Consider this:
  • We will be 10 months into the new DES by the time the DEA Leaders Forum takes place! 
  • The March stars milestone will have passed and we will be on our way to the first public release following the June stars
  • Significant actions to boost employment supports in the NDIA are finally taking place (and the DES sector is critical to its success)
  • The jobactive review is in full swing – the DES sector must influence the review to ensure jobseekers with disability are assessed to the appropriate program
  • And then there is the small matter of a federal election due in May
There is more than enough policy and program activity for us to have a deep and engaged set of presentations and discussions, which is what the DEA Leaders’ Forum is all about!
DEA is ever mindful of how to improve employment outcomes, how to continually improve (evidence-based) best practice across the sector and how to collaborate in a competitive marketplace. Our members, who represent the best of the DES sector, will gather for this important forum to listen and debate, to take note and to challenge and most importantly, to network. 
Our National Leaders’ Forum is synonymous with forward thinking, and engaged, pragmatic debate. It is a place where you can test the best of your strategic thinking with the best in the sector.

We look forward to meeting with you in Canberra on 2 May 2019.

Who should attend?

The Disability Employment Australia Leaders' Forum is a members-only event. 
Attendees include senior Disability Employment Services staff, with particular focus on managers and CEOs.


  • One-day 
  • Interactive discussions including Q&A

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Helen Roland at  Disability Employment Australia. 
Phone: (03) 9012 6000
Email: events@disabilityemployment.org.au

Presentations from past forums

Download presentations from past Leaders' Forums

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