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Reflective Practice & Self Awareness

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The Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence and Women’s Health and Wellbeing workforces provide a diverse range of programs across multi-layered and complex contexts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of women, children, men, gender diverse peoples, and families and communities.

Working in this space requires commitment, drive and a responsibility to the needs of the work we do and to the needs of ourselves and our colleagues. A reflective and self-aware approach is critical to managing the impacts of vicarious trauma and to enabling growth and resilience.

This brief workshop will explore what it means to engage in self-awareness and reflective practice and explore practical ways that we can embed this into our work using the Workforce Capability Framework.  

Participants in this workshop will explore:

  • What is reflective practice?
  • Why is reflective practice important?
  • Reflective practice models.
  • Practical ways to grow self-awareness in your work.
  • Tips for using the Workforce Capability Framework as a tool for reflective practice.

Ref:  Workforce Capability Framework – Domain 5, page 50

We invite you to view the Workforce Capability Framework webpage and series of videos.

*Non-target registrations are welcome but will be restricted if the event is over-subscribed.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2023
Time: 9.30am - 11:00am AEST (Queensland Time)
Location: Online


Why attend?

Learn more about using the Workforce Capability Framework and how it can be embedded into your work to support the development of self-awareness and reflective practice.

Who should attend

This session is suitable for leaders, managers, human resource leaders, supervisors, coordinators, practitioners, frontline staff and allied support staff across Queensland’s Sexual Violence, Domestic and Family Violence and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Sector

About the presenter

Amy Wormwell 

Amy Wormwell is a passionate and seasoned trainer, consultant, and supervisor to the community sector.  With over 26 years of eclectic experience, Amy comes with an intimate understanding of the needs and nuances of creating and maintaining healthy and resilient teams in the community sector and more broadly.  With decades of work as a practitioner and leader behind her, Amy launched her business Work Within to support and mentor leaders and practitioners to develop and grow, and to work with teams to equip them with frameworks, experiences and resources to help them to best work with the unrelenting challenge of working with trauma.  She is dynamic, flexible and grounded in her approach, and is committed to meeting people where they are at, and to walk alongside them to where they want to be.

WorkUP Queensland

WorkUP Queensland is the sexual violence, women’s health and domestic and family violence sector’s partner in supporting a strong and skilled workforce. We bring together The Healing Foundation’s strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and healing, backed by the expertise of ANROWS in facilitating evidence-based policy and practice. Informed and driven by frontline providers, our objective is to address workforce-related challenges and opportunities to grow the workforce and better support current and future workers.


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