Enabling SEED Circles

Share Explore Experience Decide

ICfE invites you to its inaugural Enabling SEED Circle. SEED describes the approach of this Program: to Share, Explore, Experience and Decide.  The Enabling SEED Circle Program will over the coming months workshop different topics of significance to enable you to seed changes for a better life.  Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey will facilitate the session through deep discussion and experiential learning as well as a Q&A between participants and invited guests about their personal experiences and insights on the topic. Numbers are limited as the aim is to have ample time for participants to be heard and given time to apply their learning. I hope you can come to a SEED Circle to share your experiences and wisdom, learn and be inspired in a relaxing and meaningful atmosphere.

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ICfE’s first enabling SEED circle is on:

Embracing the high art of Listening

We will explore in a half day workshop what the high art of listening is, its usefulness and application in different contexts.  We will explore the skills that enable the high art of listening and workshop applying these skills to practice them in different contexts. We will further gain an appreciation of how these skills are applied and why, by ICfE’s invited guest – Palliative Care Specialist, Dr Michael Barbato and Karen Burdett, CEO of The Cram Foundation.  This workshop will enlighten you with a deeper understanding of listening to enable you to effectively apply it in a meaningful way in your personal and professional life.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey

The Illawarra Centre for Enablement (ICfE) has been founded by Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey, an experienced leader and enabler of executive women, men and youth from diverse backgrounds and organisations to lead authentically and courageously and make a difference. Bio details are at https://illawarracfe.com/vision

Invited Guest: Dr Michael Barbato

Dr Barbato has been in medical practice for more than 50 years and has been a palliative care physician for 30 years. During this time, he has held the positions of Medical Director at the Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, NSW and the Palliative Care Unit at St Joseph’s Hospital, Auburn, NSW and was Director of Palliative Care for the ACT. Prior to his retirement in 2011 Michael did regular locum work for the Central Australia Palliative Care service. Together with his wife Ann he now runs courses on the art of midwifing death for professional and community groups. He has a long-standing interest in the care of the dying, the experience of unconsciousness and unusual events around the time of death. He has spoken at national and international conferences and is the author of three books on death and dying.

Invited Guest: Karen Burdett

Karen Burdett

Karen Burdett is the Chief Executive Officer of The Cram Foundation, a leading Disability Service that employs over 150 staff and provides specialist accommodation and community support services to people living with complex disabilities across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. Karen’s career spans over 20 years with over 13 years working in Senior Leadership and Executive roles across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She has worked in a variety of corporate and not for profit industry sectors for organisations such as The Flagstaff Group, ahm and Medibank Group, The Australasian Compliance Institute and Accor.

Karen possesses senior experience in driving business growth and expansion, innovation, marketing, communications, strategic planning, customer and community engagement. She is passionate about driving values based leadership and culture. Karen holds a Graduate Certificate in Marketing, a Masters in Business Administration with Sydney Business School, was a recipient of a Women in MBA scholarship and received the GMAA Award Outstanding MBA Student in 2017. Throughout her career Karen has been a Mentor, volunteer and contributor to a range of committees, events and recruitment panels in the community services industry and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Business Excellence Australia. She has a love of travel, creative arts, bushwalking and socialising with family and friends.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in the Dining Room, (GADHU Meeting room) at the Shellharbour Civic Centre 76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529. This room is on the ground level as you enter the building. The Shellharbour Civic Centre is an accessible building and includes designated accessible parking spaces, elevator access and accessible toilets. Parking is available under the building and in the adjacent car parks.

Embracing the High Art of Listening SEED Circle

  • When: Saturday 24 August 2019
    10am – 1.30pm; Registration is from 9.30am.
  • Where: Dining Room, (GADHU Meeting room), Shellharbour Civic Centre
  • Fee: full $49; concession $44 (includes morning tea & the Eventbrite booking fee)
  • Refund policy: Cancellations requested 14 days prior to the event will be fully refunded, that is on or before 10 August 2019. After this date, only 50% of the ticket will be refunded. Email your request to info@illawarracfe.com

Numbers are limited so please register early at:

Listening with the intent to reply by Diann Rodgers-Healey