Between May 16 and September 24 2013, I will be away travelling and experiencing remote parts of Australia with my wife and 3 boys. We are privileged to have this opportunity. A wise friend of mine said, “This trip will be a great investment in your children’s education and future.” I can only agree.
We have created a travel blog that we call Camping Feet – Barefoot Family Adventures. Feel free to follow …
Please Note: I will be keeping check on emails (email@example.com), so please email me with any questions and I’ll respond.
A New Collaboration
I am passionate about co-creating a better future … a future in which people, communities and the environment thrive. My optimism is fueled by a belief that small things matter … that the conversations between people are a breeding ground for reflection, learning and new ideas. As dialogue deepens, relationships strengthen and the possibilty for collaboration and collective action emerges.
My work supports leadership and new future to emerge. In a world of complexity and constant change, I design processes that support groups when they come together. I hold space for these groups and facilitate conversations.You can explore the work I’ve done and approaches I use here: What I’ve Done
More about my CORE Practice
With over 20 years of group-work experience I design group processes and facilitate conversations. My work supports the conversations between people that are needed to build relationships, make wise decisions and discover actions that make a lasting difference.
Most of the big issues facing organisations and communities are complex and interconnected – in response we need to work and play together more effectively. By designing group processes that serve the purpose of gatherings, I have a reputation for supporting groups through uncertainty. My ability to work in-the-moment and attend to group dynamics brings flexibility as the priorities of participants change.
Snapshot of recent work:
- Design & Facilitation Team for the 2012 World Indigenous Housing Conference in Vancouver, Canada
- Co-host and Keynote Facilitator for AIN Downunder 2012 - The Applied Improvisational Network (AIN) Regional Conference in Melbourne, Australia
- Lead Facilitator for the Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Learning Program with the 3 Pillars Network
APPLYING Core Practice
Process design and facilitation have many applications. In categorizing the work clients (generally) engage me in, 5 broad arenas have emerged:
Often, these arenas of work are connected. In my recent Community Engagement work with clients, the design and facilitation of workshops and staff training have been integrated to create a much more effective program. To review specific examples of work I have done in each of these arenas, goto my what i’ve DONE page.
The CONTEXT around my practice
It is a complex world where small actions can make a big difference. The uncertainty and unpredictability of our world demands new ways of working and thinking together. We need more dialogue and organisations need to be responsive to change even when the way forward is unclear.
I understand this context and apply principles and practices to guide my core work with organisations and communities. I believe that design of processes supports new ways of working together so that people can contribute fully. When facilitating group conversations, I help to create the conditions for collaboration and effective decision making.