• Online workshop
  • Support Work
  • NDIS 101

NDIS Foundations: Team Leaders

Get across the NDIS need-to-know for all Team Leaders.

Many Team Leaders know plenty about their organisation but sometimes less about the NDIS and disability sector overall –  the wider we look, the more inspired we can be.

Understanding how the NDIS operates and keeping up to date with contemporary disability practice creates both obligations and opportunities for Team Leaders. This ½ day workshop will cover:

  • The underpinning principles and key elements of the NDIS system 

  • The impact of disability rights on practice

  • How NDIS funding works

  • The role of the Team Leader and contemporary disability practice 

This module provides a solid foundation for any Team Leader to build their knowledge and capabilities to effectively uphold people’s rights and lead for better outcomes in the NDIS.

This workshop is part of our new series of training for Team Leaders. See more training for Team Leaders


Sally Coddington

Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability. Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard (did we mention she’s dynamic?). One of Sally's three daughters, Nicky, who passed away in 2018, was an NDIS participant for four years. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.

Rob Woolley

Our very own Woolly Mammoth, pulls up last in the alphabetical rankings but always gets a place on the DSC podium for combining curiosity with smarts. He knows so much about the NDIS it is scary. Rob lives a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge with an endgame of people with disability in control. Combining lived experience of the early childhood intervention pathway with professional experience of the realities of provider life - he has consistently shown the inability to hold down a real job. His roles in the disability sector have covered direct support work, project management, business development, consulting, ILC-funded advocacy roles and owner-operator of a registered and then unregistered provider (but the thing he is best at is being a very present dad). If you want a consultant or trainer in your corner you will be looking high and low to do better than our Rob.