Townsville 27th -28th February, 2020- Strengths Based Practice Workshop

Two Day workshop for people at coal face or direct service delivery

One-day introductory workshop for Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers   

‘What has worked for you before? What does not work for you? And what might work for you in the present situation?’ These three questions will help to make important changes in the processes and goals of engagement.

You will notice a variety of changes.  We will work on your everyday experience and together find new ways to mitigate issues and concerns that confront us.   

Strengths Based Practices (SBPs)

focus on the inherent strengths of individuals, families, groups and organisations using peoples’ personal strengths to aid recovery.
provide empowering alternatives to traditional methods and avoid negative labeling and discriminatory language.
critique pessimistic conceptualisations of conditions.
build and foster hope by working with precedent successes.


Two-day Program:

Morning Tea/ Afternoon Tea, Lunch & Workshop Notes cost 250.00 Per person

One-day Program:

Morning Tea/ Afternoon Tea, Lunch & Workshop Notes cost 150.00 Per person

These workshops are highly recommended for people working in child protection, allied health, hospital settings, private practice, community development, refugees and migrant welfare, aged care, domestic violence, youth work, NDIS, nursing homes, juvenile justice, school counselling and performance management amongst others areas.

 Background of the presenter: Dr Venkat Pulla has over 25 years of experience in Australian Social Work.   His practice includes over two decades of work in the Queensland Government in the areas of Child Safety and Disabilities. He has several years of experience in refugee and migrant welfare in the Non-Government Sector.  He taught social work and organisational behaviour amongst other subjects at universities in Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland. He has served on the board of management of the AASW Queensland for several years.  He is qualified in Organisational Change Management and coaches and mentors Senior Managers and CEOs.  He is the founder and President of the Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice. The institute promotes human resource development through strengths-based strategies, appreciative inquiry, asset-based community development and counselling approaches.

For bookings and enquires, contact   Dr Venkat Pulla Tel: 0422345982   

Workshop 2 days
About Dr. Venkat Pulla
Dr Venkat Pulla is an Indian born Australian Human Services Mgt Consultant and motivational speaker. He is the Principal of Impetus Global Consulting and founder of Brisbane Institute of Strengths-based practice that offers – training in Strengths approach in human services. and offers grounded theory Master Classes globally. Impetus Global is currently addressing two service programmes for International Students coming into Australian Universities. Venkat has been utilising Appreciative Inquiry in Middle and Senior Management Training in Strategic Leadership, and has undertaken a six-week OvationNet AI Workshop under the workshop leadership with David Cooperrider, in the Spring of 2011. Venkat was Head of the School of Social Work, Northern Territory University, and taught At Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt & at Sunshine Coast and tutored at Griffith. He is a Tata Dorabji Merit scholar from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India). Research interests: Human coping & resilience, green social work. He has co-edited volumes on Strengths-based practice, 2012; Perspectives on coping and resilience , 2013; Theories, experiences, and challenges in community work , 2014; Advancing social work in mental health through strengths-based practice, 2014; Some aspects of community empowerment and resilience, 2015; and the Lhotsampa People of Bhutan-Resilience and Survival, 2016 and is editing 'Discrimination, Challenge and Response', 2019, (Palgrave- Macmillan.) As an academic, he makes significant contributions to Social Work education to SAARC countries. He has published with Sage, Routledge, Macmillan, Palgrave, and Wilfred Laurier Press- Canada; Primrose Hall- UK and Australia; Fernwood, California and others in Asia. He is a recipient of NAPSWI – India Lifetime achievement award 2015, and Karma veer Puraskar,-Global Indian Social Worker Award-2008. Scopus Author ID: 56007950700

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