Process facilitation

There are times when having a skilled, objective outsider can be of assistance to a community or organisation as it engages with complex decision making and consultation, or significant events such as conferences. I can provide this type of expertise.

As a skilled facilitator, I am able to assist with the design of processes that are inclusive, and structured to assist sound decision making. Through a combination of survey, interview and broader consultative meetings designed in close consultation with you, you can be confident of having a solid foundation for planning, both in terms of its substance, and the inclusion of key stakeholders who have felt heard.

On occasion, in recent years, my facilitation skills have been called on for specific events. I was facilitator and MC for the NSW Association of Catholic School Principals in 2017 and 2019 (and am currently engaged with the planning for 2021). I was invited to facilitate the 2019 School Improvement Symposium in Bathurst, and a major stakeholder planning process for Mary Aikenhead Ministries in Melbourne that same year.

On other occasions, my facilitation skills have been utilised to assist schools and systems as they discern a way forward. For example, I have worked with Catholic Education Offices in Ballarat and Bathurst in the area of system coherence, with Catholic Education in the Northern territory as they develop a Leadership Framework, and the Catholic Schools Office in Lismore in the development of a Learning Framework. As Sydney Catholic Schools examined the possibility of new school structures, I provided facilitation skills to enable engagement with community perspectives.

If you are looking for a facilitator for a conference, seminar, or planning process, my combination of focussed preparation, a lively personal style, and a capacity to design innovative and productive processes will ensure a successful outcome which reflects participant input and ownership.