I have been undertaking organisational consultancy work, facilitation, training and community development projects since the mid-1990s. Most of this has been cultural change work with community-based organisations, with an emphasis upon values alignment and staff development. I have also been engaged in strategic development work and conducted numerous service evaluations. Depending upon the nature and size of the project, this work is conducted through my private consultancy business, through Community Praxis Coop.,or through my role at The University of Queensland. The following list provides an overview of the nature and breadth of the groups I have worked with.
Local Organisations: A Place to Belong Mental Health Network; Communities Plus; Deception Bay Community Youth Programs (DBCYP); Northey St City Farm; Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative; Young Parents Program, Brisbane.
Regional & State-wide Groups: Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia; Brisbane South Health Promotion Network; Diversicare (Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland); Endeavour; Indigenous Community Volunteers South East Queensland; Queensland Intercultural Cities Forum (QICF); Western Australia Self-Directed Supports and Services Group; Youth Affairs Network of Queensland Inc (YANQ).
National NGOs: Anglicare; Crisis Ready; Indigenous Community Volunteers National Office; Mercy Community; Red Cross; UnitingCare; Wesley Mission Brisbane.
State Government: Disability Services Queensland; Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ); Queensland Department of Communities (Mental Health Branch); Disability South Australia; South Australia Office of Disability and Client Services (ODACS); South Australia Office for the Ageing.
Federal Government: Centrelink Southern Queensland Zone;
International Organisations: International Association for Community Development (IACD) taskforce on CD professionalisation; Australia and New Zealand Social Role Valorisation Group (ANZSG);