Enabling Change

Your people
leading change

Landholders learn best when they learn from each other

This enjoyable one day workshop gives you the skills to bring out the best in any group. You'll be able to lead satisfying, productive disussions, workshops, field days, training days, and forums. And you'll be prepared for the tricky situations that occur.

This training is supported by the Queensland Government's Reef Water Quality Program, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).

To book a place, please complete the form below, and make a payment.

Times: 9.15 for a 9.30 start. Finish at 4.30.

Mareeba - 8 October
John Charles Room, Qld Govt complex, 28 Peters St

Innisfail - 9 October
Terrain NRM Boardroom, 2 Stitt St

Ingham - 11 October
TYTO Conference Centre, 73/ 75 McIlwraith St

Townsville - 14 October
Mercure Townsville, 166-194 Woolcock St

Mackay - 16 October
CQU, Ooralea Campus, Boundary Rd

Rockhampton - 18 October
DAF conference centre, 25 Yeppoon Rd, Parkhurst

Gayndah - 7 November
Gayndah Arts & Cultural Centre, 34 Meson St

What they say about this course

"Fantastic! The manual will be the holy grail for a lot of us when it comes time to facilitate."
- NRM manager, Queensland

"Well done Les! Most valuable part was giving me a framework and structure that will allow me to build and own."
- Facilitator, Wellington, NZ

"Informative and valuable. On target for what is needed in our jobs."
- NRM officer, Victoria

"Upbeat, collaborative, energising."
- health promotion officer, NSW

"Fabulous. Gave me a structure to work in and a better understanding of how to engage people and get the best outcomes."
- Council planner, Victoria

"Found the focus on participants' prior (unknown) knowledge a wonderful way of opening people to their inherent skill."
- Environmental educator, Victoria

"Great! I've learnt a lot about how to communicate with community groups and how to confidently prepare myself."
- engineer, water utility, Vic

About the presenter

Les Robinson is a specialist in community change and one of Australia's most engaging facilitators.

"Les is a great facilitator, excellent attitude and I appreciate the way he keeps things on track, interesting, fun and practical. Best facilitation I've seen in my year in this job!!"

- NRM Facilitator

More about Les.

The cost is $300 (incl GST) per person.

Pay here*

* Extension professionals: note that 100% of your workshop fee is refundable through the Queensland Government's Enhanced Extension Coordination Program.

This applies to anyone working in an extension role (broadly defined) between Cape York and Gympie.

Reimbursement is a simple 3 step process.

For questions about reimbursement:

Dr John James
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Phone 07 4529 4125 or 0417 617 572

The contents of the day

9.15am - 11.00am
The Seven Keys to good facilitation (including purpose setting, use of silence, the 'check-in', ground rules, and winning your licence to facilitate).

11.15am - 1.00pm
Designing a satisfying session; plus practice.

1.30pm - 2.45pm
Group work tools for brainstorming, prioritising, and solution generation.

2.45pm - 4.30pm
Planning and delivering a focused session tackling real life extension challenges brought by the participants.

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning." - Albert Camus

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