Australia Chapter

About the Chapter


The Australia Chapter includes all members in the Oceania region as members. The purpose of the Chapter is to pursue the goals of the IAF at a regional level by:

  • giving credibility to and furthering the work of the field of professional group facilitation
  • providing a network to foster interchange between professional practitioners in the field
  • developing appropriate opportunities, methodologies, models, tools and modes that support the practice of exemplary participatory facilitation.

For more information contact the IAF Australia Chapter Committee via email ​

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Facilitation in Healthcare | Thursday 28th July 2022

  • 6.00-7.30pm AEST
  • 8.00-9.30pm NZT

Facilitation in health

This is the fourth in a series of workshops focusing on the application of facilitation in different sectors, industries and communities. In this workshop we will explore how facilitation is deployed in healthcare and the learnings from that sector.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Gillian Andrews, Senior Organisational Development Advisor, Workplace Relations, NSW Ministry of Health

Gillian has an MBA, a Masters of HRM, and certificates in higher education and vocational training. Gillian has extensive experience in the emergency response industry, facilitating leadership programs for emergency responders from all agencies including the “Lead with Values” programs to more than 900 firefighters at fire stations around NSW. Gillian is currently on secondment with the Ministry of Health.

Anne Boland, Director at Inside Edge Consulting, Melbourne Victoria

Anne is a coaching psychologist and facilitator with 40 years experience working in the profit and not for profit sectors in learning and development, leadership development, and organisational change. Anne’s healthcare clients include a range of professionals from senior clinicians, program directors to communications and executive assistants teams.

Sonya Bubnij, Curriculum and Faculty Development; Program Lead, Clinical Excellence Commission

Sonya has a 30 + year career in NSW Health as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator in the clinical specialities of Intensive Care, Community Aged Care and Community Palliative Care. Sonya has 15 + years' experience in facilitating and coaching NSW Health staff in clinical leadership development and in their application of safety and quality improvement skills and tools.

Jackie Donsante Nurse Manager Leadership and Culture, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW Health, NSW Australia

Jackie’s facilitation experience in NSW health has been with multidisciplinary teams exploring new ways of working, understanding data and healthcare experiences, reflection on content to inform change, and appreciative inquiry to envision different futures for teams. Jackie believes facilitation is an essential foundational skill for individuals working in, or with teams.


Stephen Berkeley, Director of Global Business, Flyntrok Consulting

Stephen has over 30 years experience in the healthcare sector in Australia, India and the UK. He has been a member of IAF since 2012 and Member of the IAF Australia Board since 2020.


For your diary...

25 August - Toss & Test!
14 Sept - Victorian Facilitators Network (VFN) in association with the IAF will be hosting a Facilitation One Day Wonder event > more details
22 Sept -  The Future Of Meetings 
27 Oct - Facilitation in Legal


Knowledge & know-how


Check out our 2021 interview series, where we chat with colleagues about the diverse range of perspectives and practices involved in facilitation.

Session recordings


Throughout 2022, we are holding a series of themed sessions exploring different dimensions of facilitation in practice. You can watch recordings of these sessions on our YouTube channel or via the embedded playlist below.

Featured recording: Facilitation in Disaster Management


2022 Session playlist

And also please enjoy this visualisation from Ben Crothers of the discussion from the Making Waves session.

Faciliation trends sketch by Ben Crothers


Meet your 2022 Committee


Brad Rilatt (Chair)  |  NSW
Founder & Managing Director, Leadership Gold
M +61 418 433 703

Steven McInnes (Vice-Chair)  |  VIC
Director, Pique Global Pty Ltd
+61 411 704 328

Graham Miller (Secretary)  |  QLD
Graham Miller
Principal, Slingshot Consulting
M  +61 403 337 894

Allison Hornery (Treasurer)  |  ACT
Director, Cofluence
M   +61 409 363 136

Stephen Berkeley |  QLD
Director Global Business, Flyntrok Consulting
M +61 481 999 559 

Megan Ross (IAF Global Oceania Representative)  |  ACT
M +(61) 414 466 066

Andrew Huffer  |  WA
Director, Andrew Huffer and Associates
M +61 429 470 285

Anton Pemmer  |  ACT
Director, INOV8YOU
M +61 417 236 409

IAF Online Workshops - Call for Facilitators

Call for IAF Oceania Online Workshop Proposals

We are excited to showcase the expertise of our members and guests and to offer opportunities to develop skills and competencies as a facilitator community.

Online Workshop Series

IAF Oceania online workshops regularly attract between 40 and 90 participants and are aimed at facilitators and those working in related fields such as training, organizational development and consulting. Workshops should model positive facilitation behaviors and use experiential and interactive strategies to keep participants engaged. These workshops are not a speech or presentation; we are looking for highly engaging, interactive sessions – the kind that motivates participants to pay close attention and stay engaged.

Participants expect the content of sessions to be relevant to their work as facilitators. Many seek a key take-away that they can use immediately, while others may carefully consider what you’ve presented and adapt it to their particular situation.

Content Focus for 2021-2022 Series

Content for IAF Oceania workshops may cover a wide range of skills, techniques, and processes related to facilitation. In response to member interest and as facilitators committed to helping groups reflect, converge, and act, we encourage sessions that focus on:

  • How to do things virtually: We are interested in both overview workshops on using techniques to design, develop, and deliver interactive online sessions, such as virtual graphic recording, and deep dives into specific tools to facilitate topical workshops, such as strategic planning.
  • Methodologies and techniques related to: facilitation skills, conflict management, decision-making, design thinking, organizational assessments, process improvement, problem-solving, strategic planning, storytelling, and team building.
  • Rethinking our roles and behaviors in furthering racial, social and environmental justice: We welcome our membership’s inspiration and recommendations on achieving this objective and developing our skills as facilitators to create change.
  • Managing your facilitation business: About half of our members are external facilitators running their own facilitation practices. We are open to workshops to help these facilitators focus on important aspects of the business of facilitation, such as getting more facilitation clients, marketing their skills and services, and helping their facilitation business grow. Topics that can be applied to both internal and external facilitators would be highly desirable.
Session Format

Sessions will be 90 minute in duration and generally are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 6pm AEST. The first ten minutes will include Introductions and welcome to country and 5 minutes of closing at the end by the moderator. Facilitators will have 75 minutes for facilitating their session. All workshops will be held via Zoom Meetings.


We will provide a tech host and moderator. The facilitator should expect to meet with the IAF Oceania team at least once in the month before the workshop to walk through process and finalise tech requirements.

Submission process

Proposals are to be submitted on the IAF Oceania Online Workshop Proposal Form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at