Virginia’s passion for group facilitation was born from her experience working in East Timor in 2002. There she observed the power of group facilitation empowering communities to work together towards sustainable outcomes.
Her training as a group facilitator began in 2003, and was further enhanced in 2008 when she undertook Groupwork Centers Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation.
Virginia has applied this training extensively in her roles as Global Learning and Organisation Develop Manager for Oxfam Australia, Technical Academy Global Manager for World Vision International, and most recently with Collaboration for Impact as their Systems Change Learning Program Manager.
She also took up the role as Associate for Groupwork Centre offering facilitation services and training between 2012 – 2019, working with a wide range of clients including community groups, local and state government, and local and international not-for-profit organisations.
Virginia is deeply interested in how groups are formed and sustained over time. Her facilitation style uses creative group processes to build trust and inclusiveness as a foundation to navigating complexity and decision-making.
Her current role is Co-Director of Groupwork and sits on Groupwork Centre’s Governance Group.
Virginia’s approach to working with clients is one of collaboration, combining her knowledge and expertise with that of her clients to build group processes that aim to exceed client expectations.
For more detail on Virginia’s background and to view her professional recommendations please visit her LinkedIn profile
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Masters of Social Science (International Development), RMIT University
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), RMIT University
Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation, Groupwork Centre
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Plenty Training