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Welcome to the Match Selection Process for our next Leadership Exchange!

The following is a list of the IIDL Leadership Exchange Matches that are currently available for the 2022 IIMHL & IIDL Leadership Exchange.

To select a Match, you must be an active IIDL Member who has registered for this Leadership Exchange.  You may skip to the Step that is appropriate for your status:

 


1.  Emerging Leaders in IIDL and IIMHL: Where we’ve come from and where we’re going: Optimum individual service design
2.  Access to Linguistically Appropriate Care for Deaf People: Best Practices
3.  Advances in Self Direction
4.  Building links between leaders from Pacific Nations for Well-Being
5.  Emerging Leadership of Disabled people
6.  Principled Leadership Across Government
7.  Radical Supported Decision Making
8.  How to Enable Good Lives – A collective New Zealand Experience
9.  Equally Working – What will it take to support greater numbers of disabled people and people with lived experience of mental distress to gain real jobs for real pay?
10.  Family Leadership: Fostering the Path of Inclusion, Growth and Resilience from the Beginning
11.  Recent Advances in the International Development of Local Area Coordination
12.  People with Disability Leading Inclusive Disaster Preparedness

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  Joint IIMHL-IIDL Match

1

Match ID:
880
     

Emerging Leaders in IIDL and IIMHL: Where we’ve come from and where we’re going: Optimum individual service design  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): IIDL and IIMHL Emerging Leaders Strategy. Co-hosts: Local disability and mental health co-hosts TBC
   
Description: This match offers a structured development opportunity for new and emerging leaders within the disability and mental health sectors to participate in intergenerational knowledge transfer. The match will take place virtually across 3 days, with 2 hour sessions each day. The final content of the sessions will be co-designed through Emerging Leaders meetings during 2022 in the lead up to the match. The sessions are envisaged to be framed around these themes: Session 1: Design of the service system; Session 2: Evidence for good practice; Session 3: Values-based leadership practice. This match will be grounded in the principles that have guided IIDL's and IIMHL's Emerging Leaders work, focusing on sharing knowledge and intergenerational collaboration. One outcome of this match will be the opportunity for participants to engage in the co-design of potential knowledge transfer activities for future Emerging Leaders work by IIDL and IIMHL. Established leaders are welcome to attend this match alongside Emerging Leaders and are encouraged to support an emerging leader to attend.
   
Website(s): https://www.iimhl.com/iidl-emerging-leaders
   
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This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  Joint IIMHL-IIDL Match

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Match ID:
898
     

Access to Linguistically Appropriate Care for Deaf People: Best Practices  
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Available
5
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Deaf Aotearoa. Co-host: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).
   
Description: Joint advocacy between Deaf Aotearoa and others for improved access to mental health and addiction (MHA) support for Deaf people in NZ has recently led the government to commit to finding out what these issues are and how they can be improved. Engagement with the Deaf community and providers of MHA services means we have a better understanding of the barriers plus the changes needed now and into the future. While learning about barriers, many opportunities arose that have enabled immediate improvements in access for Deaf people to mental health support, such as the establishment of an online Deaf peer-support group with further plans for improvements. However, there is a risk that these pockets of innovation are not sustainable. We would like to share our learning and have discussions about how we can manage these risks while evaluating if any of these innovations are in fact improving the lives of Deaf people in Aotearoa.
   
Website(s): https://www.deaf.org.nz/
https://www.nasmhpd.org
   
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Match ID:
899
     

Advances in Self Direction  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Manawanui and Mana Whaikaha. Co-host: Human Services Research Institute, Massachusetts, USA
   
Description: This exchange is aimed at taking the next steps following on from an exchange that occurred in Boston in September 2019. That match was hosted by the Human Service Research Institute and Applied Self Direction. The match included participants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The participants included individuals who are self-directing independently and their caregivers, providers who support people who are self-directing, fiscal agents, and public managers responsible for administering self-direction. Whilst there was a wide range of models and implementation approaches, there was unanimous agreement on the benefits and positive outcomes achieved with self-directed support models. These include positive experiences for self-directed individuals and families, equity in outreach, person-centred planning, the role of advocacy and peers, the use of data, and the adequacy of the workforce. Lessons learned were also discussed, with common themes emerging. This exchange will extend learnings from the 2019 exchange. We will further explore advances and progress from participants/countries since then and facilitate an agreement on an international declaration on self-direction. The intent is to advance self-direction from an "allowable" option for support to the default position as a fundamental human right in health and disability support services. We aim to include disabled people who are self-directing in this exchange, and they also will be included in the planning. You do not have to have attended the exchange in Boston in 2019 to attend this one. This exchange is best suited to people with a deep familiarity and advanced thinking on the issue of self direction. Structure of Virtual Exchange: • March – September: Learning from participant countries of the advances and progress made in self direction. • October exchange: Invite each participating country to present on the progress, and challenges they are experiencing in advancing self direction: Each session to include the voice of disabled people • Session specifically hearing the voices of disabled people’s experience of self direction • Laying the ground for what we know so far • Building an agreement for a charter on self direction
   
Website(s): https://manawanui.org.nz/
https://manawhaikaha.co.nz/
https://www.hsri.org/
   
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This Match is FULL and can not be selected here.
If you wish to be added to this Match, please contact Erin Geaney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  Joint IIMHL-IIDL Match

4

Match ID:
905
     

Building links between leaders from Pacific Nations for Well-Being  
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Available
13
Location: Physical address TBC, Auckland, New Zealand
   
Host(s): Host: Mental Health and Addiction Services, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. Co-Host: Le Va
   
Description: This match will bring together leaders from within the Pacific communities in New Zealand, leaders from Pacific nations and from the US American Pacific Territories to expand links, share knowledge and progress further ongoing collaborations to promote innovative community-based systems of care. The intention is to build an international collaboration that focuses on successful practices, approaches and leadership between leaders within Pacific communities that will enhance the resilience and frameworks that support knowledge transfer and build wellbeing for people, their families and their communities with a foundation on cultural and ethnic values and experiences within Pacific communities. A virtual “Plan B” will simultaneously be developed should travel restrictions preclude this Match progressing face to face.
   
Website(s): www.leva.co.nz
   
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5

Match ID:
910
     

Emerging Leadership of Disabled people  
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12
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Yes Disability Resource Centre
   
Description: Creating young leaders within New Zealand’s disabled youth. I.Lead was New Zealand’s first leadership conference for youth with disabilities. I.Lead is a means for young people with disabilities from across New Zealand to come together and make their voices heard on what issues they face and what barriers they come up against, as a young person living with a disability in New Zealand. It's about empowering the young people within the sector to make the change. To break down those barriers, to tackle the issues with potential solutions and present those solutions to decision makers enabling a future of fulfilling, thriving lives for young people with disabilities.
   
Website(s): www.yesdisability.org.nz
   
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Match ID:
912
     

Principled Leadership Across Government  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Office for Disability Issues
   
Description: This exchange is designed to provide a forum for Government Officials to share leadership challenges. It will focus on the building and sustaining of principled leadership across Government. Participants will be encouraged to share the learnings, successes and challenges of the implementation of co-design with disabled people; the engagement of disabled leadership across Government departments and share strategies for the building of authentic leadership by disabled people in Government roles.
   
Website(s): https://www.odi.govt.nz/
   
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Match ID:
913
     

Radical Supported Decision Making  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust
   
Description: Supported Decision Making initiatives are happening at a grassroots and community level, often independent of and despite contrary legislation and policy. This exchange will explore the progress that has been made with Supported Decision Making nationally and internationally, the interaction and tension with formal and legal structures, and the possibility of practice leading policy.
   
Website(s): www.PASAT.org.nz
   
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Match ID:
914
     

How to Enable Good Lives – A collective New Zealand Experience  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s):  Spectrum Care, Tautoko/Options, Community Living Trust, Humanly
   
Description: The focus of this collaborative exchange is on the issue of strategies and approaches to service transformation. Key topics for discussion include: Enabling active citizenship. • How Community Circles are changing lives. Options (Carol); • Strategies and approaches for moving people/person towards greater independence. Including building a human rights committee and advisory committee of disabled persons within the organization. CLT; • Approaches to hearing the voice of disabled people. Spectrum Care (Jackie); • Supported decision making with in an organizational context. Spectrum Care (Jackie); Progress to service transformation • How implementing self-management within an organisation shifts decision making to team members and people/person supported. Options (Carol); • Supporting a pathway out of compulsory care (i.e. people under justice orders). What this means and how it can transform lives – Community Living Trust (Warren); • Building and sustaining wrap around supports for young people CLT; • Progressing service transformation (which is within our control) while promoting system transformation (which is out of our control). Humanly (Janelle); • Shifting the focus of services and accountabilities to outcomes (transformational) away from inputs and outputs (transactional). Humanly.
   
Website(s): https://www.spectrumcare.org.nz
https://www.communityliving.org.nz
http://www.tautoko.org.nz/What-We-Offer/Options
http://humanly.nz/
   
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Match ID:
926
     

Equally Working – What will it take to support greater numbers of disabled people and people with lived experience of mental distress to gain real jobs for real pay?  
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Available
8
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): NZDSN National Employment Support Services Coordinator
   
Description: The Equally Working employment match will involve everyone getting together virtually in March 2022 for an initial connection and planning session. October will now see three Regional Hub events: Australasia/Pacific Islands (Christchurch, NZ), North America (Washington, DC), and in Europe (TBC) with all 3 being connected virtually at times. An initial core planning group for the employment match has been formed from IIDL/IIMHL members with representation from the 3 regions. Between now and March: Leadership for the match will be extended to include disabled people/people with lived experience of mental distress from each region (and from a diversity of backgrounds) who have successfully found work/careers. Each region to explore issues like what worked for them and any challenges they encountered - the true barriers and enablers to paid employment. At the virtual March meeting, these leaders will lead a virtual panel on the ‘secrets of success’. The aim will then be to identify things like: • What is needed from the leaders in policy and practice so people can feel more confident and well supported to get jobs • How can we create a better foundation and improve coordination between health, secondary education, transition from school, tertiary education, employers and employment agencies to raise expectations so more people can get jobs? • Why do we not seem to learn from what we know works and why does it take so long? • How can we use lived experience and expertise to co-lead IIDL/IIMHL’s efforts to achieve this goal? And, from this conversation to co-design a programme for the October sessions which will likely be a series of 3 virtual meetings taking place in weeks 1-3 of October prior to the Regional Hub meetings. The intention is for the match to become an ongoing collaborative to continue between IIDL/IIMHL exchanges to build resources, develop blueprints, promote evidence-based practice, improve workforce capacity and capability, trial innovations and design qualifications to grow leaders.
   
Website(s): https://nzdsn.org.nz/
   
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Match ID:
927
     

Family Leadership: Fostering the Path of Inclusion, Growth and Resilience from the Beginning  
Slots
Available
FULL
Location: Virtual - Zoom
   
Host(s): Plumtree Children’s Services (Australia) and McKenzie Centre (NZ). Co-presenters: CRU (Aust), Family Advocacy (Aust), Imagine More (Aust)
   
Description: These 5 organizations are committed to finding new and innovative ways to invest in family leadership. Each organization approaches this differently but all believe in beginning early to help families develop a vision of a life of citizenship, acceptance and purpose for their family member. All are committed to supporting families to support each other as they can imagine a better future. We need principled, committed leaders and we know that leadership skills can be learnt and developed. Join with us in a series of virtual conversations around building a collective benefit mindset so that families understand the value of working actively with other families and building a movement for change. Our Match will have a particular focus on how to engage parents of very young children and how we utilise the lessons learned from those further along the path to create best outcomes for all people with disability and their families. The focus of our conversations will include: • Starting on the Right Foot – Why Leadership by families is key to full, meaningful and inclusive lives for disabled people. • Focusing on leadership strategies that create better outcomes for people with disabilities and their families (family advocacy; peer work; personal stories). • Capacity building and personal agency: How by building our own agency we build our family members’ ability to have a voice in their own life: (this will examine the “Child Voice” model with strength and interest based thinking shifting away from a focus on deficits). • What should we invest in?: Why therapy isn’t the “goal” or the “answer”. • Learning from each other – how family leadership agencies can help. • Bringing together the debate: These final sessions will occur in October to bring together our understanding and action for change.
   
Website(s): http://www.plumtree.org.au
https://www.mckenziecentre.org.nz
https://cru.org.au
https://family-advocacy.com
https://imaginemore.org.au
   
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Match ID:
929
     

Recent Advances in the International Development of Local Area Coordination  
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13
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Host: Baptcare (Australia; Co-Hosts: Local Area Coordination Network (England and Wales), Inclusive Neighbourhoods (England),Tamar Consultancy (Australia)
   
Description: Local Area Coordination is a unique and long term evidence based approach to personalised support for people with disabilities, mental health issues, older people and their families within their local communities and is now a key part of service system reform in several countries. This match builds on the Local Area Coordination exchange hosted in Thurrock England as part of the Sweden 2018 International Exchange. It will initially cover an overview of the approach including the framework and key design/implementation elements, history and development across different countries and population groups, including an overview of the 30 years+ of research and evidence. Following will be a series of case studies featuring recent developments including for example Local Area Coordination and Supported decision making in an Australian context, innovative practice approaches in England and Wales and new developments including an accross-system and government approach and new countries.
   
Website(s): http://www.baptcare.org.au/ www.lacnetwork.org
http://inclusiveneighbourhoods.co.uk/
   
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12

Match ID:
930
     

People with Disability Leading Inclusive Disaster Preparedness  
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17
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Queenslanders with Disability Network
   
Description: Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is an organisation of, by and for people with disability. Our motto is ‘nothing about us without us’. This match will provide an opportunity to explore the multi-stakeholder approach and work QDN has undertaken in Queensland in partnership with the University of Sydney, Community Services Industry Alliance and Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy in bringing together people with disability, community and disability services and local Council and disaster management to ensure people with disability are included before, during and after a disaster. The match will give participants the opportunity to connect with QDN leaders with disability and other project partners have been working since 2019 to co-design resources and frameworks and deliver workshops and leadership programs to ensure people with disability can developed tailored emergency plans to their support needs and situation. This work has impacted on system and service transformation through collaboration that brings together people with disability, local councils, disaster management and community and disability providers to shift state and national practice, policy, legislation and the Australian Disability Strategy 2022-2032.
   
Website(s): www.qdn.org.au
   
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