All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

July 27, 2013


Facilitator: Kate Cartwright The Boolarra Study Circle provided a way to nurture local knowledge. Mutual love for our beautiful rural environment, and the safety and health of our family were core values connecting this group of individual, thoughtful women into a mutually supportive network. In this safe, comfortable environment we learned to value each other’s […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013


Bairnsdale facilitator: Judy Ireland The Bairnsdale Study Circle was set up as part of the “Stories My Community Told Me” project. This is one component of the larger “Communities for Children” project which is being coordinated by Kilmany Uniting Care. One of the “stories” from the Bairnsdale Study Circle culminated in offering a dress-up box […]

Community Engagement
September 28, 2009

Cape York Institute Leadership Academy

Noel Pearson is Director of the Cape York Institute  ( and, as enterprise is a central platform in progressing/promoting Indigenous ownership of ventures, Neil was invited to be guest speaker on community enterprise at the Leadership Academy dinner.  The East Gippsland Shire supported his involvement. The invitation to share skills and knowledge of collaborative engagement […]