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Empowering Communities

Empowering Communities

Less than 30% of Aussies have at least some trust in federal parliament and business groups. So how can communities become empowered to better govern themselves and act on issues they care about?

That’s the challenge KJA’s Innovation Hub has given to four students from the University of Technology Sydney as part of the Faculty for Trans-disciplinary Innovation’s Industry Innovation Projects program.

The student team will be in the office on Tue 9 April so come and say hi! I’ll be supporting them through the process, connecting them with KJA staff and other stakeholders as they make sense of the challenge and prototype solutions.

In the meantime, check out a quick video from each member on who they are and why they took up KJA’s challenge:

·         Meet Nic

·         Meet Marissa

·         Meet Nusardel

·         Meet Sharon

The Personal Manager in property acquisitions?

The Personal Manager in property acquisitions?

Property ownership is a large part of the Australian dream, both as a home and as an investment. When a property owner is notified that their property is to be acquired there is understandably a lot of stress and sometimes grief. Rumbi Mabambe shares some interesting details of how she helps property owners cope, in her role as a Personal Manager.

Leveraging the ERM/KJA Synergies

Leveraging the ERM/KJA Synergies

As a senior project manager in our Melbourne office, Nicole Ekert Is working closely with the ERM team. Here, Nicole shares how the KJA and ERM teams are realising opportunities together.

Getting out of your comfort zone

Getting out of your comfort zone

Grabbing the opportunities to shift out of our comfort zones is both frightening and invigorating if we can manage our fear. Paula Lawrence, Program Director, KJA Melbourne, spent some time this week reflecting on change and why we often avoid getting out of our comfort zone.

Facilitation: Reflections on challenges for the facilitator

Facilitation: Reflections on challenges for the facilitator

The act of facilitation is to: make easier or less difficult; help move an action or process forward; assist a person to progress. The role of the facilitator in a workshop is thus to make it easier for the participants, to ensure that the process that the workshop is serving makes forward progress and the participants gain positively from the experience. An expert Facilitator, Racquel Boyd, reflects on key aspects that are important for the art of facilitation.