The team at BlueWren Connections offer a range of facilitation workshops depending on the needs of the group or topic. We can plan, guide and manage a group to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, meaningful participation and full buy-in from everyone involved.
The team at BlueWren connections has a strong belief in the wisdom of groups – usually they simply need experienced guidance to find the way. Other times a group will need stronger intervention and visual design to deliver results. As experienced facilitators of group process, Heather and her team know how to respond. We have a range of skills and process please get in touch so we can find one that is best for you and your team. We have a few examples below:
- Skills for Tricky Conversations
- Governance Basics for your Community Organisation or Community Group
- Skills for Facilitating and participating in a meeting
- Graphic Facilitation
- Conversation Café
- Edward de Bobo’s Thinking Hats
BlueWren Connections’ Strong Clubs, Strong Communities program improves community sports’ organisations and helps them prosper. Sporting club executives and volunteers spend a lot of time supporting their club, and we boost the value they bring. BlueWren Connections works with various levels of your organisation to ensure everyone works towards common goals and feels supported and capable.
- Locker Room Conversations (Mental Fitness)
- It’s Time We Talked (Social Media)
- Family violence prevention (Respectful Relationships)
- Governance Basics for your Sporting Organisation
Everything is negotiable and we can tailor to meet your needs. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further with you.
Graphic facilitation is a method of producing meaningful symbols that represent complex ideas, stories and plans. Learning this creative skill will help you pitch ideas and communicate to diverse groups with spirit and influence.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist your leadership goals using this essential leadership skill.
Michelle Reay – Channel Country Ladies Day
We are extremely fortunate to have Heathers leadership skills and tireless enthusiasm to help strengthen our committee and our event, for remote women in Western Queensland and surrounding areas.
Heather's engaging and informative workshops really generated an appreciation amongst staff, of the strengths and attributes of their team members, and provided some of the skills required for teams to communicate more effectively and positively. Blue Wren Connections provided valuable professional and personal development to our team.
Matt Pronger – Australia’s CEO Challenge
Heathers commitment, passion and expertise in leadership and organisational change has been fundamental to the development of our organisation. We have been working with Blue Wren connections for the last 3 years.
Naomi Purcell – Burnett Catchment Care Association
We found Heather to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of our growers. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work with rural and regional business came shining through and as she is someone who's come from the land use able to connect with our producers.
Heather is a fantastic supervisor. During our supervision she enabled me to reflect deeply on my practice as a social worker. She was able to gently but effectively challenge my assumptions and bring these to the foreground of our discussion. She helped me to take these ideas and transform them into practical steps I could take to improve the ways I work with clients. Her supervision immensely helped me improve as a practitioner. I would highly recommend Heather for supervision.
Social Worker – Queensland Health
Heather encouraged me to connect to my framework and reflect on my practice. This Allowed me to grow and attain a promotion
It's an amazing experience for real personal growth.
I have been a continual attendee to Heather Ellis' "Building Rural Leaders" Leading in the Central West Program for over three years now. Prior to attending I was somewhat opposed to the idea of the seminar's content, however was extremely shocked and found it exceptionally compelling, enough so to attend the full three days each and every year. Each seminar is extremely mentally stimulating and Heather keeps it interactive to ensure that attendees are not getting bored. Everyone, especially those in the Rural Industry will benefit from Heather and her leadership content.
Ali Doneley – Leading in the Central West Steering Committee
Fundamental lesson from Heather since working with her. Every member of our community is worthy of developing their own leadership skills and how the empowerment of your local community members can create a ripple effect of positivity, strength and cohesion.
Growcom Staff Member
Colour Spectrums gave me great insights into my team members and better understanding of how my colleagues work and react. How to work with my immediate team. Appreciation of the skills of those around me. I learnt so much about myself and I enjoyed the Industry relevant anecdotes from the presenter.
Skye Orsmond – Fruit Forest Farm
Loved your teaching style it was great to learn about the topic get examples and then do an activity as or a group and reflect it really helps the information stick. Colour spectrum exercise was very beneficial especially doing it first set a great foundation.
Queensland Corrective Services
We have found Heather and her team to be professional extremely engaging and we've always had fantastic feedback from participance in her workshops. We would highly recommend Heather to any workplace or organisation.
Trudy Gorringe – Windorah Visitor Information Centre
I would recommend BlueWren Connections to anyone who would like to grow confidence and direction in a leadership and teamwork capacity.
Bec Clapperton – Salisbury Plains Grazing
It’s the exercises that set this 3-day program apart from the theory intensive workshops. I didn’t
think I would benefit too much from the deep listening session, but it’s one of the areas I am trying
to change the most following the program. Finally, that my unique take on the world can make a
positive contribution to future planning.