people consulting

Management Development Facilitators

Peter Agnew

Peter Agnew has extensive experience across government, commercial and the not-for-profit sectors and has worked in senior management positions for over 25 years. He has a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master Degree in Education (Adult) MEd. Peter has been a General Manager of a large national organisation and has lead teams and management groups across a federated structure.

Peter is a facilitator, consultant and coach with the University of New England Partnerships and lectures at a Masters level in corporate communication, management and leadership. He works mainly in the people development area, developing teams and leaders in engaging and adaptable leadership styles and behaviours. He has the flexibility and experience to work with front line staff, middle management and senior executive personnel.

Ian Colley

Ian Colley is a trainer and facilitator with 30 years of experience in the design and facilitation of hundreds of change and learning projects. Ian also teaches leadership and management courses at the University of Technology, Sydney. Ian has worked with organisations such as NSW Family and Community Services, Legal Aid NSW, St Vincent de Paul Society, Department of Housing, Department of Education and Training and TAFE.

In the health sector, Ian has done recent work with Tresillian Family Care and the Menzies School of Health Research. In 2017, Ian facilitated HETI workshops across NSW Health on Clinical care of people who may be suicidal.

Carolyn Cousins

Carolyn Cousins has partnered with the HETI Management Development Unit since 2013, joining the People Management Skills Program and then providing CORE Chat programs for staff and Managers around the State. Carolyn was involved in curriculum development for aspects of each of these programs. She holds Masters Degrees in Adult Education and Social Work, as well as a Diploma in Management. She has worked in front line, management and policy roles in NSW Health. She has also worked in management and senior executive roles in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

As well as working for HETI, Carolyn provides management and clinical supervision for staff in a range of Local Health Districts and is passionate about improving culture and emotional intelligence across NSW Health. She often sees the impact that bullying and micromanagement has on individuals and teams, both professionally and personally. She finds the suite of HETI Management programs provide a vehicle for positively influencing culture and ensuring staff and patients receive the best environment possible. Carolyn enjoys training the Purposeful Meetings, Emotional Intelligence in Practice, Positively Resolving Workplace Conflict and Strategic Time Management programs, having been involved in the curriculum development with some of these.

Peter Cullen

Peter has been facilitating programs, workshops, forums and meetings with people ranging from front line staff through to senior executives for many years. He demonstrates the knowledge and expertise gained from his 31 year career in international aviation which covered customer service, business development and 10 years in senior management.

Peter's primary focus is on the leadership and management of people, performance and business with additional expertise in team building and communication. His facilitation style is learner focused with the intention of helping participants improve their knowledge levels whilst enhancing their willingness and ability to apply what they have learned in a practical setting.

Supporting his outstanding facilitation skills are his accreditations in several behaviour assessment tools including MBTII, Everything DiSC, Genos Emotional Intelligence and Team Management Profile.

Maree Davidson

Maree Davidson is a dynamic facilitator with skills, qualifications and cross industry expertise in adult education, management and leadership, quality management systems, governance, workforce development and Indigenous community engagement.

Maree worked as a senior manager for 28 years and as a management consultant, mentor, quality auditor and vocational trainer for the past 7 years.

Maree is passionate about adult education and has a deep understanding of learning theory and learner engagement. She applies this knowledge in support of improved organisational culture and a resilient workforce leading to better health outcomes.

Silvia de Ridder

Silvia de Ridder is an experienced individual and team coach, professional facilitator and trainer.  She has partnered with Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) since 2013 delivering a range of programs including People Management Skills Program, CORE Chat – Our Values in Action, CORE Chat for Managers, Emotional Intelligence in Practice and Positively Resolving Conflict.

Silvia’s passions are learning, sharing knowledge, supporting individuals and teams to grow and develop, and creating positive workplace cultures. Silvia works at all levels of an organisation ranging from senior to new managers as well as individuals and teams.

Silvia has delivered programs of work for an extensive range of clients in industries including Health and Aged Care, Finance, Public Sector agencies, Telecommunications, Energy, Mining, Engineering, Manufacturing. Marketing, Infrastructure, Construction, Education and Not for Profits.

Malcolm Lawson

Malcolm is an accredited trainer, since 1997, and has worked with the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) since November 2012. He is also a faculty member of AIM VET and AIM Higher Education. He has a sound appreciation of the Health Sector having provided consulting and training services to NSW Health, QLD Health and a number of Primary Health Care services over the past 20 years.

Malcolm facilitates Financial Management Essentials; Effective Business Case Design; Managing Health Resources: A Foundation; and Resource Management for Better Clinical Outcomes (Medical Manager’s Program) for HETI. Malcolm’s training sessions are highly interactive, engaging, and fun with a focus on developing practical skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace.

Darren Lott

Darren Lott has had over 25 years experience in human resources, management and leadership, project management, training, assessment and education. He has held management roles in government, public and private organisations and currently manages his own consultancy, Logicool Solutions. He has project managed a wide range of training and educational solutions for leading Australian and international organisations incorporating best practice learning methodologies, e-learning technology, change management principles and innovative program design.

His areas of expertise are change management, people performance and management, leadership, project management, human resources and workplace safety.

Tony Kirton

Known for his engaging and practical approach to workplace learning, Tony draws on over 9 years’ experience in a range of Learning and Development roles, more than 10 years in management roles as well as over 7 years as a workshop facilitator.

Holding a Master in Business and Commerce with a Human Resources specialisation and several qualifications in training and adult learning, Tony is passionate about delivering fun and engaging training that improves workplace performance.

Rod Matthews

As a nationally and internationally recognised leading expert on change and human performance, Rod's expertise is moving people from a place of confusion and ambivalence to a place of confidence and clarity. Rod's training sessions are delivered in a dynamic, engaging and practical way.

As well as running his own business since 1996, Rod has worked with organisations in the commercial, government and the not-for-profit sectors across a broad range of industries (including many in the Healthcare sector) for over 20 years. Rod is a voracious reader of many books and an author of 5.

Rod believes that our hope lies in our ability to think clearly, work collaboratively, lead and be led and to take ethical action.