a teacher and University lecturer for 11 years, Ptonline has teaching
expertise to draw upon for the production and delivery of adult
education style training courses in key areas.
Courses to date include:
Facilitation Plus, a training course (see
Sustainability Plus, a training course for
Board Directors and Executives.
Environmental Impact Assessment Training program for
the introduction of the EPBC Act 1999
Commonwealth Department of Environment & Heritage
- Designing your Community Engagement plan and Community engagement
Personal Planning for Women - a weekend course
with small groups of women.
A training course covering 12 tools for effective facilitation.
Conducted for staff of WWF in Sydney and SKM in Brisbane. "This intermediate-level course is designed
around facilitation theory combined with practical sessions where
participants use the facilitation tools and learn through case studies
of facilitation in practice."
Kimberley Dixon, HR Manager, WWF
SKM Personnel who undertook the Facilitation Plus training course:
"Great facilitator. Made participants feel very comfortable.
"Very good. Covered a lot of aspects of facilitation.
"Mary read the group well and changed the program
in response (she practiced what she was teaching!) "
"Mary definitely values others' experiences. Put it
all into context for me."
Department of Natural Resources and Water - Social and
Economic Impact Assessment
The six modules in this course were developed with departmental
staff, academics, SKM and River Consulting and the course was piloted
with Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc in December. The course’s
impact will occur through the training of natural scientists and
professional communicators so that they can anticipate and better
manage social and economic impacts which may result from changing
farming practices for environmental improvement.
John Mackenzie, SEIA, DRW
Personal Planning for Women
"The relaxing and informative program took me from muddled
and dysfunctional thoughts about what shape the next phase of my
life would be and to clarity of thinking and to special insights
about the transition process."
Sam, Weekend #3
"We explored a wide range of topics and dud activities
to dig even deeper. I found a real focus for my way forward.
The Personal Plan is the next step. When I include spiritual and
community focus, work will be in balance."
Kay, Weekend #1.
"The course came at a good time for my work and private
life – helped me to look at the future in a positive way"
Maria, town planner, weekend #3
"It is a great course to begin the rest of my life in balance.
My work was intruding and dominating. I needed to change but could
not take the first step. It moved me to explore areas that were
seemingly 'dead'. I know now what I want to do"
Judy, Weekend #3.
"It would be great doing it with partners so we could plan
Melina, Weekend #2.