Phew! It’s been an extremely busy couple of months at the Jeder house! The family is as busy as ever, we’ve been hard-core renovating and I think the dog ran away again… (always to be found at the local community park)
So, what’s new?
We’ve expanded our NDIS services and have found a sweet spot between supporting people with vulnerabilities and our community building team and so, we launched the Roving Listener team, who are currently available as community connectors, in Bendigo, Victoria and we are just about to launch a new capacity building role in the Northern Rivers area of NSW!
Our ABCD community building team have been flat out, on the road again, delivering everything from strategic planning sessions and leadership mentoring to participatory community building workshops and online measuring and monitoring courses! They are also in full swing, planning the next global, online ABCD (un)Conference with a team of 36 people from 11 countries!
Jeder’s Support Coordinators and Behaviour Intervention Services workers have been receiving some amazing feedback from their participants and they have found themselves to be in high demand as they show individuals and families how to maximise their NDIS plan so their needs are met and they achieve their goals.
Our membership is swelling to almost 70 members now!
This is a feat when you consider that we don’t have bosses and we are location-free! We believe that part of the reason that our members work to the highest quality standards is because they have the freedom to aim to be the best they can be as workers and to find creative ways to support people, as fellow humans and, in addition, they have an amazing network of peer support and ever-evolving information sharing strategies with their other members. They can’t help but be their best!
Another big change has been the structure of the organisation itself; we have moved to a Nest system (like a channel or portfolio) and our 3 Bored members are now each responsible for one of the 3 Nests, which are all still member-informed and led and we have a new full-time Administration Navigator to help us all out!
This came about when we shifted from being categorised as a medium not-for-pro t to a large one; an amazing feat in itself for a boss-less collective, don’t you think?
So, our apologies for not getting to the March newsletter in March and we hope you enjoy this edition!
Yours in community and self-organising,
The Jeder Institute
Sounds too good to be true? Check out our Becoming a Member document on the website and see what you think…