Meet Our Facilitation Team

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton is a Senior Associate in the role of facilitator and educator at the Groupwork Institute of Australia.

Sarah’s approach is lively, engaging and participatory. She creates an environment where people feel heard and acknowledged, where views and opinions are discussed openly and productively, to create a practical and wise way forward.

Her extensive experience in groupwork practise and theory enables her to be flexible and help groups create great outcomes through engaging processes, while fearlessly dealing with any issues that arise, creating transformation in groups that become stuck.

Her experience in the UK and Australia is extensive, with over 15 years in environmental management, environmental education and community consultation, extending across government, education and community sectors, allowing her to bring a broad perspective to any group she works with.

Sarah has worked for the Groupwork Institute of Australia since 2006, and takes pride in contributing to their vision for a “Just and Sustainable World”.  Sarah is a graduate of the Groupwork Institute of Australia’s Advanced Group Facilitation Diploma, and currently lead educator for this Advanced Diploma Course.

She believes that good processes well facilitated can create great outcomes and ‘magic’ in groups, and has a passion for supporting individuals to be the best they can be.


  • Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation, Groupwork Institute
  • Advanced Facilitation, Bob Dick, Southern Cross University
  • Certificate of Management, Open University, UK
  • National Vocational Qualification in Training and Development Level 3&4, UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology