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.
As a result Virginia spent the next fourteen years learning the craft herself within the International Development sector as an independent consultant, Global Manager of Learning and Organisational Development at Oxfam Australia and most recently as the Economic Development Learning Advisor for World Vision Australia.
Virginia is deeply interested in how groups work within and between cultures. She works hard to support groups to achieve their goals through facilitation that creates spaces to navigate diversity, power, difficult decisions and conflict.
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. Her facilitation style uses creative group process to build trust and inclusiveness as a foundation to navigating complexity and decision-making.
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