Chief Executive Officer Update - April

Hi there, 

Welcome to this month’s edition of News@Yooralla.

I am thrilled to welcome our CEO intern, Megan Spindler-Smith, who is working alongside me in a part-time capacity over several months. In partnership with the Disability Leadership Institute, Megan is joining us in an inaugural internship role where they will gain exposure to the CEO role while sharing their own insights and experience with us.

Megan is an experienced inclusion, learning and development, and culture change professional with a broad range of capabilities to support diversity and organisational transformation. I am really excited to be able to have the opportunity to work alongside Megan through this new program and look forward to their input on our organisation.

As we continue to focus on employment opportunities for people with disability, I am so pleased to announce that we are organising a series of workshops tailored to clients and their families hosted by international expert, Sara Murphy. Sara is the Senior Training Associate for TransCen, Inc. – an American non-profit organisation dedicated to improving education and employment success of youth and young adults with disability.

Sara will present the Building Meaningful Lives service model pioneered in the USA, which explores employment and the opportunity for people with disability to participate in the workforce. We look forward to welcoming Sara to Australia and sharing her invaluable knowledge with our community. You can read more about these workshops online.

On the topic of workshops, we also have a great opportunity for current Yooralla clients to participate in the Keys to Success advocacy workshop run by VALID, which empowers people with disability to speak up and have a say in their life. You can read more about this opportunity on our website

Please enjoy this edition and stay safe and well.

Stay safe and well.

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Terry Symonds
Chief Executive Officer

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