Passionate for peace
Bachelor of Science (Economics), Postgraduate Diploma Education, Masters in Education, Member Pace e Bene, Australasian Facilitator's Network, Open Space Institute of Australia and the International Training Network for Open Space Technology
Brendan has over 25 years experience as a practitioner of group facilitation and nonviolence and restorative practices, delivering education and consulting in group dynamics and systems theories. He has collaborated with leaders and teams across many sectors including schools, NGO's, churches, government, indigenous, community and private organisations. Brendan has developed a way of working with people and organisations that combines his native Irish spirit with his passion for nonviolent peace-building, self-organisation and emergent design. Through his background in education he has adapted a co-learning approach applicable in all processes. He enjoys working with complexity and diversity in people, in businesses, organizations and communities. He sees conflict as an opportunity for creative responses and healthy growth.
Bachelor of Science, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Facilitator, Member Marmun Mia-Mia Aboriginal Corporation, Australian Mediation Association, Open Space Institute of Australia, Appreciative Inquiry Australia, Mediation Panel, Commissioner for Small Business (WA), Arts Law Australia
Alan is a facilitator of conversations that matter and make a difference. He has worked as an accountant, business mentor and community advisor for over twenty years and has been an accredited mediator since 2003. Alan works with people and organisations who want to explore ways of working with conflict which have an ongoing effect on their lives. His work is supporting invitation: the invitation to collaborate, to negotiate, to organise, to find one another and make a difference in our communities, organisations and lives. Using dialogical processes, he works with organisations seeking to improve their work, communities seeking to improve their future, people looking to transform conflict and improve their lives.