SPA 2030 Conversation – Hosted by IAHA

On 11 March 2016 IAHA hosted a member-only conversation via webinar, so that IAHA speech pathology members had an opportunity to contribute to the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) project Speech Pathology 2030  within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context. The aim of this project is to engage members of the profession in the development of a shared vision for how the profession will successfully respond to change over the next decade and beyond. The project’s final report will be published in Speech Pathology Week in August 2016.

This conversation was hosted by IAHA to ensure that the voices of our membership were heard and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives were articulated within the project. The IAHA conversation was attended by 5 speech pathology full members and 2 associate members. IAHA submitted a summary of feedback to SPA from the IAHA conversation on 16 March 2016.

Next steps – Imagining possible futures… In April 2016 SPA will categorise the key concepts emerging from the prior stages to develop a set of possible futures. This stage will involve speech pathologists participating in workshops (or teleconferences) to be held in each state and territory in metropolitan and regional locations.

If you would like to be involved or find out further information and the schedule for the April 2016 workshops/teleconferences please visit the project website here.


March 30, 2016


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