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AADANT Asks: Future Program and Workforce Directions

20 Jul. 2021 to 28 Jul. 2021
Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Darwin

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) would like to invite all relevant non-government AOD service providers and members of AADANT to a consultation discussing workforce and professional development needs, reflecting on program development and continuous quality improvement, as well as a chance to network with peers and other AOD workers.

This consultation can include employees of government departments (Top End Health Service, Central Australian Health Service, and Remote AOD) who provide direct service delivery to clients in the NT. This consultation will not be open to funding bodies and is for the AOD treatment services sector only.

AADANT will be reaching out to services directly to send one senior staff member (preferably someone in management) and one worker without management duties to attend. If you would like to attend and have not been contacted, please email with your request and Katie Flynn, coordination and communications manager at AADANT, will be in touch.

This consultation will comprise of two main parts over three hours. Please see the schedule below of the day.

8:30AM-9:30AM - Sector Networking Meeting

9:30AM-9:45AM - Tea and coffee

9:45AM-11:15AM - Consultation: Program development, continuous quality improvement

11:15AM-11:30AM - Morning Tea

11:30AM-1PM - Consultation: Workforce and Professional Development, training experiences and future training planning

1:00PM-1:30PM - Networking Lunch and close

Town Date Venue Time
Tennant Creek Tuesday 20th July 2021 Karguru Conference Room, Karguru Centre 65 Staunton Street 8:30AM-1:30PM
Alice Springs Thursday 22nd July 2021 Corkwood Room, Desert Knowledge Centre, 475 Stuart Hwy 8:30AM-1:30PM
Darwin Tuesday 27th July 2021 TBC 8:30AM-1:30PM
Katherine Wednesday 28th July 2021 TBC 8:30AM-1:30PM


Please RSVP to Katie through 0429 009 599 or email with the names of your staff attending. Please note we can only accept two staff per organisation in Alice Springs and Darwin due to venue capacity. We will not be able to provide zoom to attend this consultation, but will send around a survey for others to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie through the details above.