Providing Professional Development to your Allied Health Business Team the Budget-Friendly Way

For four years now, we’ve had the privilege of running an online professional development course called Team Talk. We’ve designed Team Talk to give allied health business professionals and their teams a relevant and team-focused development without the major costs of travel or accommodation.

We’ll be sharing more about Team Talk in this episode and I encourage you to listen in as we give you a sneak peek on what you can expect if you are looking for professional development, not just for you, but for your team as well.


What is Team Talk?

Team Talk is a monthly teleconference for the professional development of clinicians and/or teams where we discuss interesting clinical topics that we know are helpful for allied health professionals, assistants, admin, and customer service personnel who work with children and families. It gives the team broad exposure and discussion. On some months, we invite a guest or we host it ourselves. We prepare structured formats that we follow on key pediatric therapy topics. You get 10 topics per year with really robust discussions.


What are the benefits of Team Talk?

What’s so great about Team Talk is that business owners no longer need to spend so much money on travel and accommodation. Our teleconference is really a regular bite-sized lunch time chat on great topics. It brings relevant, team-focused professional development to your team so they could be up to date with what’s going on out there.

If you own a single discipline clinic it gives you that knowledge and perspective of a broader team. If you are working in a multi disciplinary team, it sets up a really nice discussion after the call within your team to keep talking about what applies in your local environment, what you need to know more about, or how that might change your practice.

Some of the businesses who join Team Talk have their whole team watch it and use it as a base for their clinical part of their team meetings.


What are the challenges that have motivated us to come up with Team Talk?

With Team Talk, you get value for money, it helps your budget, it is low-cost and the convenience to attend it is oh so good (no travel, no accommodation needed) while getting really great pediatric therapy input.

If you are in Australia, we speak about so many topics that you’ll be able to relate to such as the NDIS and others – and of course with relevance to what’s happening or what’s practiced in Australia.

We set out to present core knowledge – not discipline, diagnosis, age or stage specific knowledge. Just general and really good child development, family development, educational disability, different needs, and so much more information that you need.


What do you get when you sign up for Team Talk?

When you sign up for Team Talk, you get access to a portal that’s easy and functional. You also get access to my 20/20 program. The sessions are held from March through December every 1st Tuesday of the Month from 1 to 2 PM.

In case you are unable to join the live teleconference, all episodes are recorded and uploaded into the portal within 24-48 hours. You have access to this 24/7 for as long as your membership exists. This means that you can watch and study it at your own pace, pleasure and time. We’ve also got show notes that come with the recordings to help you follow the episode with ease.

Not only do you get access to a full year’s worth of wonderful content – you get a whole video library that runs for over 40 hours of the previous discussions on Team Talk in the last 4 years we’ve run it. That’s more than 50 hours of content at the tip of your fingers! You can even download it and listen to it on the go.


What are the past topics we’ve discussed on Team Talk?

In the 4 years we’ve been running Team Talk, we’ve discussed on a wealth of topics such as the NDIS, social skills, running groups, feeding therapy, offering approaches to feeding therapy, autism diagnosis, transitions from primary to secondary school, teenage programs, cerebral palsy,  executive function, special supports for complex families, functional assessments, diet and gut health.


What topics should you expect in the 2020 Team Talk Program?

Topics included in the 2020 program are factors for schools, fragile x, pro tips for working with allied health assistants, best practice considerations for children with hearing impairment, therapists running intensives, handwriting know-how, helping families navigate their child’s degenerative condition, alcohol spectrum, sensory integration disorder – current status, and toilet training.

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