Hi Dave

The Regional Stakeholder workshop– all good feedback about your work, looking forward to the follow up, thanks again for doing a great facilitation job.

When we get the report out will circulate and the evaluations etc….keep in touch

Chris Ham
Project Manager
LaGrange Agriculture and Water opportunities
Department of Agriculture
(5/5/2014 Broome WA)

I have attended several workshops run by Liz and Dave. Their knowledge of NRM issues and general knowledge of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley is extensive and makes the workshops well grounded for the local audience in the north.

I found their style of running workshops to be an excellent fit for the people of the north and their personalities certainly ensure that all in the workshop will participate and the journey to get to the desired result for the workshop will be an enjoyable one.

They both have excellent people skills and seem to always be able to get the best out of the participants of the group. I have enjoyed participating in workshops that have been run by Liz and Dave and have noted that the goals of the workshop are always reached and this is done in a way that is not exhaustive to the participants.

I would certainly recommend them for any workshop that needs an easy going facilitation style with an expert knowledge of NRM and the Northern Territory and the Kimberley.

Noel Wilson
Kimberley Manager
Department of Agriculture and Food WA

I operate a large logistical program focusing on collecting good quality hydrographic information across an area the size of Tasmania. Our program had stagnated and was rapidly losing momentum.

Through Dave facilitating a number of planning sessions, we were able to identify our aims, our skills, our needs and our future direction, and convert this into a strategic plan that continues to guide our current operation.

Daves facilitating strengths are his ability to engage with a range of individuals, provide structure to discussions, and identify the key area that require capturing within planning documentation. I would have no hesitation in utilising Future Creation’s services again.

Duncan Palmer
Department of Water Program Manager
Water Information Kimberley and Pilbara Regions

G'day Dave

Everyone is really happy how the day went it was great to see the rangers getting involved in the activities. We are planning to sit down Wednesday morning and go through the code of conduct they developed and finalise it then.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Looking forward to January for the next workshop.

Luke Bentley
District Manager
Department Parks and Wildlife
East Kimberley
(30/11/2013 Kununurra WA)

We used Dave and Liz to facilitate a process for development weed risk assessment in the NT. Their facilitation style was very effective in engaging a diverse range of stakeholders. Their approach developed a sense of shared ownership of the outcomes of our project and led to strong support from groups who had previously held opposing positions on tackling this issue. The outcomes focussed approach they used also helped us to develop a realistic plan for implementation, with clear tasks and responsibilities signed off by all stakeholders. Their role in the process was instrumental in getting the weed risk assessment adopted by the NT Government.

Prof. Michael Douglas
Director, TRaCK
Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge
Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT

Hi Liz and Dave

We finally have internet and email once again. Just a brief note to say “THANK YOU!’ It was a wonderful session last week. We have had a lot of positive feedback and I hope this will carry through even after our January break. I will be better organised next year. We will hold our AGM earlier and then have our planning day in October. I will be in touch in the new year to give you plenty of notice.

Again thank you to you both, it was a pleasure meeting you and it was a pleasure to participate in the session.

Have a safe and happy Christmas.

Barbara Ghiani
Executive Manager
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
2-12 Derby St, Kew 3101