Training Facilitators

Greg Bayne

Greg has a passion for leadership and maximising the potential of both individuals and groups. He has worked in the corporate arena as a psychologist, a management consultant and a coach. He holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology (Cum Laude), in addition to an undergraduate degree in education and an honours degree in Psychology and has been assisting people to achieve their personal capability for over 13 years. Greg has combined his training in psychology with his unique experience as an elite athlete and coach, to achieve incredible results with individuals and groups from the corporate sector.

Alistair Box

Alistair is a registered psychologist, experienced facilitator and coach. Commencing his career within the public sector as a rehabilitation consultant for WorkCover WA, Alistair has also worked as an employee assistance counsellor with PrimePsych where he has over 11 years’ experience including 5 years as Operations Manager and General Manager. Alistair is an engaging facilitator who draws on his past experiences and formal education in leadership and management to provide both colour and theoretical relevance in his workshops.

Carina Calzoni

Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Rick Cummings

Prior to joining Murdoch University, Rick Cummings held a number of senior policy and research positions in the WA government. He has more than 20 years experience in planning and conducting evaluation studies in Australia and overseas, and has lectured in post-graduate courses on evaluation, as well as conducting workshops on designing evaluation. Rick is currently President of the Australasian Evaluation Society.

Vivian Garde

Vivian has over 14 years experience working with and within organisations to engage stakeholders and the community in decision making processes and in making this a way of doing business. Vivian created and implemented the Community Engagement Framework for South East Water which was awarded the Core Values award for Best Public Participation Framework by the International Association for Public Participation in 2010.

Alan Hancock

Dr Alan Hancock is an author and scriptwriter; his work is published internationally, and produced by the ABC and BBC. He has worked in business language training, and has a wide experience of training and mentoring writers and presenters. He works as a lecturer at ECU and Curtin University. Dr Hancock is a skilled and experienced presenter, who brings his understanding of, and skills in, stage work and storytelling to his presentations.

Phil Hancock

Phil Hancock is Associate Dean in the Business School at the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He was a member of the former Urgent issues Group which was responsible for the interpretation of Australian Accounting Standards. He has over 30 years experience in teaching and has won various teaching awards including a National Carrick Institute award. He is active in training programs and has presented many seminars in the public sector including a two day program on Strategic Financial Management.

John Harman

John Harman has written for a living all his working life. An ex-Fleet Street journalist he is also a scriptwriter, having written scripts for many popular UK television series. He is now a novelist, with a number of international crime thrillers published by Headline, as well as more than twenty non-fiction books. John has lectured extensively: at the University of Cambridge UK, at UCLA Davis in the United States and at UWA. He is an adjunct senior lecturer at the school of Communications and Contemporary Arts at ECU. He specialises in conducting workshops for companies and for State and Local Government on: simple and effective writing skills; presentation skills; the use of creativity and visioneering in leadership.

Bernard Hill

Bernard comes from a career with the RAAF which included an appointment as Squadron Leader and Director of Legal Training for the Defence Force. He has been a manager of an IT start-up company, was the Town Manager of New Norcia, appointed the Director of Professional Standards for the Anglican Church in WA and subsequently joined Curtin University as the Director of the Professional Standards and Conduct Unit. He now divides his time between part time Legal Counsel and consultancy services in leadership, management, complaints resolution and good decision making.

Mark Kelly

Mark is a former serving officer with the West Australian Police Service. During his 20 years of service, he worked as a Detective and also as a Senior Trainer in the Leadership and Management faculty. Mark is a respected facilitator who has worked with all levels of management, both within Australia and internationally. He is also a former WA Regional Manager for Loss Prevention for a national retailer. He teaches with a passion, his classes are laced with humour and personal examples and he believes in the maintenance of high standards and is meticulous in his preparation.

Susan Kurtjak

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in Commonwealth Government. Before starting her own consultancy in 2012, Susan held the senior position of Regional Director of the Australian Public Service Commission in WA/SA/NT. She brings a good balance of ‘operational and ‘senior management’ experience to her workshops and has managed large scale change management projects and handled downsizing, skill retention projects and positive transition exercises. Susan is a skilled HR strategist, trainer and course designer and has expertise in turning theory into practical solutions in the workplace. She has a Executive Masters in Public Administration and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Joel Levin

Joel Levin provides organisational development and facilitation services across the state predominately working with Federal, State and Local government agencies and Not-For-Profit organisations. Delivering across most sectors (health, indigenous, infrastructure, community, education, arts, environment) his work includes: design and facilitation of community or stakeholder engagement Joel has an educational background including Community Engagement (Certificate Public Participation), Neuro Linguistic Programming (Master Practitioner), Training and Assessment (Dip Training and Assessment) and is a full member Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of WA.

Gloria McQuillan

Gloria has extensive writing experience and a passion for outstanding writing that is designed and written to leave readers in no doubt about what the author is telling them, recommending to them, or requiring of them. Gloria is also passionate about developing writing expertise in others. Her experience includes: five years as Senior Adviser to the Western Australian Deputy Premier, eleven years experience at Edith Cowan University. Previous experience includes publication of Building Partnerships between Consumers and General Practice: a Consumer Action Plan for Divisions of General Practice, the Northern Territory Government policy for the provision of infrastructure in homeland centres (Aboriginal outstations), policy and options papers for the Northern Territory Cabinet, a three year Community Housing Plan approved by Territory and Commonwealth Ministers and numerous other papers.

Kath Polglase

Kath Polglase is an executive coach and consulting psychologist. Kath’s focus is on maximising performance and enhancing the well-being of individuals and teams. With a master’s degree in counselling psychology, post graduate qualifications in education and strong managerial experience, Kath offers a professional and positive outlook to motivating staff, developing leaders and inspiring untapped potential in individuals and groups. Kath is an experienced and skilled trainer and facilitator who believes learning should be interactive and fun.

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is a full-time academic within the School of Business at Curtin University and a Fellow of CPA Australia. Peter has over 30 years’ experience in teaching and is highly regarded by both undergraduate and post-graduate students. He is active in professional development programs within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Jan Rodgers

Jan has over 30 years experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Her career has included teaching, policy development, strategic planning and management. She has both served on and supported a number of Boards in Western Australia. Board membership experience includes the Library Board of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. She has wide experience writing in the public sector ranging from routine correspondence and reports to strategic documents and a series of educational monographs.

Jan Saggers

While in government, Jan worked for seven agencies in research and policy roles and spent one year as Executive Officer to the Ministerial Taskforce on the Condition and Status of Teaching. Since leaving government in 1995, Jan has consulted back to government on a variety of projects involving strategic people management, policy development, organisational design, systems review and executive selection and remuneration.

Kim Schofield

Kim possesses extensive experience in human resource management and capability development gained through his accumulated 25 years of service in the UK Health Service, UK Local Government, UK Private Sector and the last 14 years in the WA State Government. His last position was as Deputy Commissioner with the WA Public Sector Commission where he had responsibility for leading the Capability Development Division. Kim played a key role in setting the strategic direction for development of the WA Public Sector and was a member of the Corporate Executive of this independent statutory office reporting to Parliament. Kim also has a passion for the development of capability within organisations and within individuals. He has been instrumental in the development of a number of capability frameworks and programs for key occupational groups such as human resource practitioners and policy practitioners.

Karen Schwenke

Karen has over twenty years experience in public and private sector companies, providing services in project support, organisational and managerial development, quality and risk management, training and human resources. She has worked with Team Leaders and Middle Managers in designing and implementing change programs in many industries.

Maxinne Sclanders

Maxinnes (BEd, MEd) specialties include policy research, analysis and review, planning and evaluation. Her experience includes the development of legislation, the application of regulatory requirements in the gambling industry, health promotion, education and ethics. She has demonstrated her ability to communicate successfully with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Her professional networks extend across Australia.

Jan Stuart

Jan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior policy and management roles in the State public and higher education sectors, most recently at the University of Western Australia. She has worked in a number of functional settings – public sector management, human resource management and education – and has experience in policy development, strategic planning and review, and organisational development.

Hannah van Didden

Hannah van Didden is a project management specialist with more than 20 years of business experience. She holds a Master of Business and Bachelor of Commerce, as well as being a PRINCE2 Practitioner and MSP Practitioner. Hannah has worked across diverse businesses and departments to deliver high value public sector projects in roles including: PMO Manager, Project Manager, Manager Corporate Planning, Manager Workforce Services, Executive Manager Corporate Services, Business Manager, and Consultant. She has successfully led/managed projects in ICT development and reform, procurement, construction, policy and legislation, human resources, change management, ethics, community engagement, and business strategy. Hannah supports businesses and individuals in effecting positive and lasting change, and is known for her personable approach and energy, and her ability to get fast action and results.