Groupwork Centre Blog articles categorised 'Management Gems'

Meet Our Community – James Seow

James Seow https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesseow I wear many hats in the community development, engagement, cross-cultural leadership, diversity, social inclusion and equity, and LGBTIQA+ empowerment sectors. I am a Senior Project Officer at Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), and a Research Officer and Group Facilitator at Monash University and Alfred Health. As an Associate Program Director […]

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A Snag In Collaborative Decision Making

At its best, Collaborative Decision Making is so 3D.  It’s about pooling ALL inputs and then together figuring out what’s best to do. Yet a snag we can hit is precedent.  People’s contribution to Collaborative Decision Making can be held back because of precedent, that we should continue as we have been OR, if we […]

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Meet our Community – Nat McGlone

Nat McGlone Manager of Community Engagement and Public Participation Moreland City Council My name is Nat McGlone and I lead a small team passionate about building trust between community and council to enable better project outcomes and decisions for the community. How being connected with Groupwork Centre has influenced my work … Groupwork facilitation is […]

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From room to Zoom and back

Many facilitators deliver material with learning outcomes. Sarah Norton’s tips for teaching online transfer well from the face-to-face environment The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on teachers and students. Remote learning and teaching online have changed the role of teachers significantly. Teaching online is different to being in a classroom. Transferring from ‘room […]

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The top five things that go wrong in meetings and how to fix them

Meetings matter. It’s here we bring people together to make decisions, set directions and find out what’s going on. Alongside their role as an engine room that drives our organisation or team, meetings are also places where we establish and maintain the culture of the group. If that culture is troubled, inevitably tensions surface when […]

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