I am a passionate education advocate for individuals of all abilities. I have had a successful 20 + year portfolio career in a variety of learning, development, facilitation, consulting and research roles in both private and public sector organisations. Over the years one of my growing interests is in understanding which aspects of the arts enhance learning experiences. In the last 3 years, I have worked as a researcher, program designer and facilitator in advocacy, disability and inclusion where my extensive knowledge regarding the benefits of visual and other arts-based approaches to learning have proved helpful in assisting others to build knowledge, skills and confidence.
WHAT I do
I have worked in a variety of workplace sectors including professional services, education and arts. My qualifications and experience have been focused on adult learning, evaluation and qualitative research methods and in recent years for both professional and personal reasons I have worked on building my advocacy, disability and inclusion knowledge.
Through a range of short activities, everyone is encouraged to write freely by letting go and allowing the words and ideas flow. Using artwork images, photographs and other prompts, participants are inspired to enjoy the telling tales process. Tales can be fact, fiction or a combination of both. This is an interactive experience that offers engaging and fun ways to explore words and images on the way to a short story or two. No experience necessary.
Magnolia Learning offers a range of services to assist in the design and development of learning and training. Where appropriate solutions can have an artistic and creative focus. I listen and consult with all stakeholders to develop an understanding of the learning, training and development issues in your organisation and discuss the ways to help engage learners and build skills important for success. I research workplace learning environments to determine the most appropriate approach for your workplace and business needs. I design and develop learning and training workshops, programs, sessions based on both adult learning principles and artistic learning traditions. I also have a network of accomplished artists who can support the facilitation of creative learning processes.
My Core Strengths
- Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong organisational, administration and project management skills
- Flexible team member with capacity to build rapport across the organisation
- In-depth research skills and knowledge of all levels of life-time learning
- Ability to quickly build understanding and skills in new areas