Groupwork Centre Blog articles categorised 'Working as an independent facilitator'

Meet Our Community – Jo Fitzgerald, NZ

Kia ora koutou. I’m Jo Fitzgerald, I’m a facilitator and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.  I also work with organisations to improve their communications. I’m really passionate about helping people work better together – whether that’s leaders and teams who work together every day or groups and organisations that need to work together to achieve something […]

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Meet Our Community – James Seow

James Seow 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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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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Want a qual that’s good for you as well as your work?

Simple image of two hands cupped around a single upright buttercup flower

Like a lot of people who choose (or are forced!) to work with groups, Ash Alluri arrived at the need to work on a deeper level in collaboration. He wasn’t interested in anything piecemeal; he was hungry for something in-depth, so he could really immerse himself.  Before enrolling in our Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation, Ash had a […]

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From desire to go deeper to benchmark facilitation training

Woman Glen Ochre with hands gesturing and face alight facilitating a workshop

How our Advanced Groupwork Facilitation Course came to be Our co-founder Glen Ochre long harboured a passion for working with people at a deeper level, over an extended period of time. Glen was a great cook; she would take recipe books and magazines to bed and conjure up meals that looked nothing like the originals, but were specco. […]

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