A wide range of people skilled and experienced in Catholic ethos and culture are available to assist organisational planning, review and development. CHA provides this list as a starting point for members wishing to identify people likely to facilitate processes that enhance a Catholic vision. Suggestions and contributions are welcomed.
Carmel Ross is a registered psychologist with a strong background in Catholic education and other Christian organisations. Using her diverse skills, she can offer a range of services including:
- Professional development programs and retreats;
- Development of leaders and managers;
- Change and transition management;
- Team management systems profiles;
- Trauma recovery and resilience;
- Meeting and workshop facilitation;
- Research and report writing;
- Scripture-based programs.
Established in 1999, Day &Hodge Associates is a Canberra-based public relations consultancy providing:
• strategic counsel;
• issues management;
• government relations;
• media relations & events;
• writing/editing services;
• meeting facilitation.
We have specific Catholic sector experience, through work with Catholic Health Australia, the Little Company of Mary Health Care and the National Catholic Education Commission.
Bruce Callaghan has led a successful, Sydney-based consultancy practice in business change management and strategic/business planning for over 20 years. He has contributed in these areas in not-for-profit organisations, numerous government departments and many large businesses and organisations (e.g. Catholic Health Australia, Mercy Health Care, Sisters of Charity, Little Company of Mary Health Care, UnitingCare Ageing, Australian Health Management, Apple Computers, Deloitte, Freehills, Sydney Opera House, NSW Department of Planning, NSW Tourism) and has also contributed to important change programs in organisations transitioning from government to private or semi-private status (e.g. Australia Post, Telstra, NSW FreightCorp).
Bruce is an advanced mediator involved with LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers, a respected mediation agency in NSW. He is currently a director of Kari Aboriginal Resources Inc (KARI) and the Richmond Fellowship of NSW, as well as the boards of his own companies. Bruce was recently elected to the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) NSW committee. He has previously also sat on the boards of LEADR and Barnardos.
Kerry Brettell is a director of her company, Integroe Partners, where she works as a consultant and facilitator with leaders and across organisational systems. She has a particular interest in and understanding of Catholic organisations. Kerry is often invited to facilitate workshops and events which focus on mission and values in organisational life, planning and organisational change and the processes involved in developing and establishing future governance models within the Church.
In addition to her work within Catholic organisations, Kerry has worked extensively with leaders of Religious Institutes as they transition to new canonical entities.
Andrea is a coach, facilitator and teacher. Her favourite areas of work have been centred on facilitating spiritual growth programs and coaching. Andrea offers sessions for individuals and groups that:
• Encourage alignment of values and action
• Respect the sacredness of each person and their life journey
• Balance input with sharing and reflection
• Engage, inform and enable application in life and work
• Develop a contemporary understanding of religion and the Catholic tradition.
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John De Bono
John De Bono began his professional life as a teacher and then a principal of a special school for children living with a range of complex medical and learning needs. John now consults as an executive coach, mediator, trainer and facilitator specialising in the education, welfare, disability, aged care and health care sectors. A specialist in adult education and action learning methods, John’s interests include organisational development, leadership, team building, effective communication and transformational change. An accredited psychodramatist, he is on the teaching faculty of The Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, it has been no surprise to Brendan that he specialises in models and processes of facilitation that seek to acknowledge and include the presence of passion and high energy. He has learned, through experience, study and self-reflection, to embody nonviolence and creativity within the processes he designs. Brendan particularly enjoys, working with innovative leaders who value diversity and conflict as wonderful opportunities for healthy growth and transformation in people and organisations.
Brendan adopts a co-learning and collaborative approach to his work in facilitation, mediation, training and coaching. He has extensive experience in the use of Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Practice and Conflict Transformation.
Sr Therese Carroll, RSJ
Therese Carroll is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Her work as a registered nurse and midwife for over 20 years influences the way she engages with people and life in general. She has extensive governance experience in non-executive director roles and governance support, and executive management in aged care and Mission in Catholic organisations. She has been involved in leadership for over 20 years in various roles including management in hospitals, 11 years on the Board of Catholic Health Australia (3 years as Board Chair), 3 years as Councillor on the NSW Province Leadership Team of the Sisters of St Joseph, and other various governance and leadership roles.
Her educational qualifications include a Bachelor Health Science (Nursing) from Sturt University, Diploma of Teaching (Nursing) from SCAE, Masters of Education (Pastoral Guidance) from ACU, Masters of Management (Community Mgt) from UTS, and Master of Arts (Theology) from CIS. Over the last 10 years she has facilitated widely for leadership and other groups within her own congregation and with religious congregations.
Her areas of interest and expertise include facilitating mission and spiritual formation, team building, conferences, leadership development and retreats, strategic planning, governance formation, and evaluation of aged organisations and governance systems. She has particular interest in "being with" and "walking with" teams to assist them in understanding how they might develop and strengthen existing capacity. She does this through interactions that enable imagining and creating ways of claiming and strengthening the "gold" already present through implementing dynamic and engaging conversations.