Join the OOFRAS chat on Twitter each month for a learning exchange.

The purpose is to develop the knowledge and networks you need to provide safe and ethical occupational therapy services with people displaced by war and persecution.

Upcoming topics

  • 4 March 2019: Networking – the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project
  • 1 April 2019: Topic to be confirmed – do you have topic request? Get in touch!

Participating is easy

Add  into your Tweets on the 1st Monday each month at 8:00 pm (+11 AEDT) and start by saying hello to @OOFRAS.

Add #OOFRASchat into the Twitter search bar to see the latest conversations.

Go ahead, ask questions, share information or links about the practice topic. Just don’t forget to add #OOFRASchat to each Tweet!

(If you’ll be asleep or at work, use Tweetdeck to schedule a Tweet. Others will respond and you can continue the chat later)

Do you need a record of professional development to maintain registration standards? Use the template provided by your regulatory body to record your reflections and learning outcomes and download the transcript as supporting evidence.

There is guidance on navigating the blurry line between work and personal life issued by regulatory bodies and professional associations. Basically, we maintain the same standard of professionalism and ethics online, as we do offline.

Next #OOFRASchat  Monday, 4 March 2019

Networking – the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project (hosted by @ClarissaAdriel)

(Check when it is in your timezone)

In emerging roles there is an imperative to network for tacit knowledge, because there is documented knowledge, and even less that is applicable to your context.

How we network matters when it comes to strengthening a field of practice. There are fewer people with experience to draw on in an emerging area of practicea. How to maximize networking whilst respecting the limits to discretionary time for networking?

This is a chance to find out about the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project. How you can use it, how you can be listed in it, and you can be part of the project team too!

Discussion Questions 

  1. What defines quality networking?
  2. How could the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project be useful?
  3. How might  the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project strengthen an emerging field of practice?
  4. How can you support the ‘Who’s Working Where’ project?
  5. What can we learn from the best network or networking that you have experienced?
How was #OOFRASchat?

Previous #OOFRASchat Topics

  • 7 January 2019: New year, new direction – how to prepare for work with refugees?
  • 3 December 2018: Language matters – how to work with interpreters?
  • 5 November 2018: Disability – how does it intersect with displacement?

Thanks to Healthcare Hashtags we can see the last #OOFRASchat had 4 participants, 52 tweets, and reached about 98 000 Tweeps.