Facilitators

July 3, 2015

Becoming a facilitator

Community planning needs skilled facilitators. It’s a demanding job requiring skills, experience, training and ongoing support. The Centre has produced a range of tools, kits and case studies that helps community members become useful facilitators.

Facilitators
July 27, 2013

Lakes Entrance

Facilitator: Di Rumble Lakes Entrance is a coastal community dependent on tourism and fishing. The group began through personal contacts with young parents including Indigenous. Formal networks had few links with this group and word of mouth proved more successful. The group began by compiling a scrap book of activities and groups that they found […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Mallacoota

Facilitator: Naomi Gordon Mallacoota Study Circle identified community strengths as a place that was safe for families, a clean environment, a caring community and a strong capacity to achieve projects. However, some women felt isolated from the support of extended families during children’s early years. The local playground was seen as inadequate. Improving the public […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Paynesville

Facilitator: Judy Ireland All participants identified a desire to get involved, or remain involved in the community – and to ‘give something back’. Joining the Study Circle was seen as one way to do this. Members of the group found connections across age groups – young families moving to a new area, ageing grandparents and […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Orbost

Facilitator: Michelle Theobald There are 6 women in the Orbost Study Circle. ‘Women on the Move’ – they are a diverse group with common – and varied – interests. Sharing stories about other communities led them to reflect on great Orbost projects such as the Exhibition Centre, the Rainforest Centre, the Mosaic Pathway, Forest Park […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Goongerah

Facilitator: Fiona York The Goongerah Study Circle proved a good mix of interests across the nine members. Common themes identified by the group included education, employment and housing. Although anticipated ‘outcomes’ did not occur immediately, most felt the experience to be valuable – learning facilitation skills, the need for ground rules and recapping – they […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Buchan

Buchan facilitator: Paul Harper 2 Study Circles were drawn from the Buchan district. The first group involved 16 people – all with ‘under 5s’. Lack of childcare delayed the start of this group and became an immediate focus. Initially there was frustration, even anger over the urgent need to improve family services in the district. […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Boolarra

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 […]

Facilitators, Study Circles
July 27, 2013

Bairnsdale

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 […]

Facilitators, Study Circles