This summer I have been invited to work in Australia and South Africa.

Workshop for staff and postgraduate students

18 September 2019
Day of Reflection for the Pro Vice Chancellor’s Executive Team

20 September 09:00 – 17:00 PhD action learning and reflection – AMDC 507

19 September 2019  14:00 – 17:00
Mid career Researchers Finding the Way Forward


We engaged Julie Parker to facilitate a senior executive retreat. The context was to further develop strategies to embrace change, deepen cross-portfolio collaboration and support executive well-being. Julie’s application of Action Learning techniques was highly effective and elicited strong engagement from my senior team. The outcomes were achieved not just in the short-term, but in giving us easily applicable strategies and techniques that we have used subsequently to embed and develop the cohesion and mutual support in the team. The techniques also enhance our strategic and creative thinking to ensure inclusive and genuinely empathetic listening and decision-making. Julie is one of very few facilitators I would recommend.

Professor Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Swinburne University of Technology

Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre. Gansbaai, Cape, South Africa

30 Aug – 1 Sept 2019
The Art of Deep Listening

Enhancing Performance and Health