Co-designing Intergenerational Programs

Workshop hosted by Australian Institute of Intergenerational Practice
Tuesday 14 November 2023
9.30am to 12.30pm
Southport 3, The Star
$75.00 single workshop or $130.00 for both Intergenerational Workshops

about this workshop

Successful intergenerational programs involve thoughtful planning and consideration of strategies to create opportunities for ongoing and purposeful exchanges between different generations. Considering the diversity people involved in an intergenerational setting, sometimes the hardest part is to get everyone on the same page. Equally, under the heading "Nothing about me without me" it is imperative that every aspect of intergenerational program planning, development and evaluation include involvement of all stakeholders, including workforces, participants, carers and parents for success.

This workshop will provide participants with practical ideas about how to co-design the approach, execution and evaluation of intergenerational programs. Participants will discuss concepts such as principles of co-design, stakeholder engagement, physical and emotional ambience, and apply critical reflection to be able to "think otherwise".

key reasons to attend

·        to learn more about co-design
·        to learn how to apply co-design principles and critically reflect on the existing or planned intergenerational practice programs
·        to generate an intergenerational conversation about "thinking otherwise" and apply creativity together to ensure intergenerational program success.

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in intergenerational program development and evaluation, including early childhood, aged care and geriatric specialists, policy makers and community workers.

Please note the below registration form is for this workshop and / or the Measuring Intergenerational Practice workshop only. Payment by credit card is required at the time of registration.


Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel
Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel is a member of the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. She has been involved in a wide range of research projects focussing on children’s social and emotional learning and the workforce in children's services including child care settings and human service organisations. Her research interests include the role of critical reflection in the development of professional competencies, the interaction between educators and children ingroup settings, intergenerational practice and the many facets of outside school hours care services.
Dr Gaery Barbery
Dr Gaery Barbery is a lecturer of  Health Services Management, within the School of Applied Psychology at  Griffith University. Gaery is an early-mid career researcher and  implementation scientist with research interests in approaches to embedding new interventions into everyday practice.
Emer Professor Anneke Fitzgerald
Founder and Chair of AIIP, Specialising in organisational behaviour and health service management, she has significant experience in leading research projects involving both technical and clinical stakeholders, involving complex organisational cultures.