Strategies for Communities and Professionals

IIOY successfully presented the SW community with fundamental training in building a greater understanding of people in the community, experiencing poverty and the challenges they face in moving toward achieving greater financial freedom. This training was a great success with attendees developing a more in depth understanding of not only financial factors but the environmental, inter-generational and mental well-being aspects of building bridges out of poverty.

Bridges Out Of Poverty 

Highly recommended ‘life changing’ professional development opportunity for:

  • Managers,
  • Community organisations
  • Law enforcement
  • Counsellors
  • Employment agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Educators
  • Social service providers


Nairn Walker has now worked across Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK with over fifty thousand professionals to raise awareness of Dr Ruby Payne’s insights into theissues presented by economic disadvantage in every level of our communities, schools and businesses. She is committed to raising awareness, understanding and outcomes through sharing strategies
that make a difference.

An in-depth presentation includes:

  • Why clients often behave the way they do
  • How economic class affects behaviours and mindsets; the hidden rules of generational poverty middle class and wealth
  • How those differences affect opportunities for success
  • The impact of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure on relationships and outcomes
  • The eight resources that make a difference in success
  • The role of family structure in attitudes and behaviours
  • Strategies for optimising outcomes with families
  • Improving retention rates of new employees from poverty
  • Interventions that improve outcomes
  • Strategies that make a difference to all of these issues

Applying Bridges concepts – topics include:

  • How to assist clients from poverty to
    – Learn quickly
    – Explore options, and
    – Develop future stories
  • How to use mental models to communicate effectively
  • The skills of mediation
  • Relationship building
  • Mentoring
  • Developing an action plan to improve services to clients

This workshop introduces strategies for changing program designs, policies, and procedures to improve outcomes. Participants will use case studies and an examination of the client’s life cycle to identify principles of change.


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For more information contact: Carmen Gregg T 9721 6951

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