Kath is a national consultant for Dr Ruby Paynes’ workshops “Frameworks for Understanding Poverty” and “Bridges Out of Poverty”. Since 2002 she has delivered the work with an Australian perspective. Delivering this training has involved Kath in several community development projects Australia wide. Her role is now an advisory one, she connects with AHA Process in USA to ensure that Australian workshops stay abreast of new developments in the work. Kath is available for keynote addresses and provides accreditation and recertification workshops.
Kath has experience working in several areas of community and education sectors. Providing programs that connect people to new learning opportunities with a strong practical focus is her main purpose.
She has worked with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in both large city colleges and small country schools. Kath has held many responsibility positions in administration, curriculum development and student welfare, in primary and secondary settings.
With the Education Faculty of Deakin University and Primary Health Network she has delivered several research based programs. In adult and community education she has worked with long term unemployed, jobless young people, and disability employment services.
She has experience on remote indigenous communities, in Queensland’s Gulf Country and Western Australia, recruiting and training teachers to deliver adult literacy and numeracy. She specializes in providing alternative learning opportunities that provide accessibility for vulnerable participants.
“I am passionate about this work because it brings a “mind shift” of new understanding. I know that the strategies and tools provided give practical methods to use that are effective. It brings better communication and connection with the economically vulnerable in our communities.”