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Kay Gravell – Principal Consultant

Kay Gravel

Kay has over 30 years experience in the health and community services sector in direct practice, project management, senior management, program development and evaluation, research, training and facilitation. Kay has always had a fascination in the creation of workplaces that enable people to express their talent, passion and creativity in the pursuit of a fairer society. She has worked in senior management positions in the public sector and community health and has lectured in organisational practice and change at Monash University’s School of Social Sciences. Kay is a qualified social worker with Masters degrees in Social Policy and Creative Arts Therapy and brings an eclectic mix of skills, knowledge and approaches to her work as a facilitator and trainer.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts  University of Melbourne – 1975
  • Diploma of Social Studies (Social Work)  University of Melbourne – 1975
  • Master of Social Policy University of Charles Sturt – 1995
  • Graduate Diploma Creative Art Therapy – 2006 Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT)
  • M. A. (Creative Arts Therapy) – 2008 MIECAT
  • Professional Doctorate Creative Arts Therapy – MIECAT

Professional Training

  • Open Space Technology – Brian Bainbridge and Vivian McWalters
  • Story Telling – Ashley Ramsden
  • Project Management

Publications

_____ & Crinall, K. (1998) “Art Methods in Social Work and Welfare Pedagogy: Some post modern considerations”

_____ (1997) “Evaluation of Gippsland After Hours Child Protection Program”, Department of Human Services, Traralgon, Gippsland.

_____ (1996) Welfare Methods 3A: Child Protection Module, Distance Education Centre, Monash University, Churchill, Australia.

_____ (1996) “Island Idyll: A community group challenges the growth machine” The Conference Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of The Community Development Society Windows on the World, Melbourne.

_____ & Crinall, K. (1996) “The Changing Face of Australian Families: Sculpting Concepts in Social Work Education” Conference Proceedings of the Joint World Congress of the International Federation of Social Workers & International Association of Schools of Social Work, Hong Kong.

_____ & Crinall, K. (1995) “Social Change: What’s a University Got to Do With It ?” Conference Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Social Services Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

_____ & Crinall, K. (1995) “A Region Responds to Change” Conference Proceedings of Rural Social Workers Action Group Biannual Conference, Monash University, Churchill.

_____ (1995) Untangling the Threads: Social Policy Subject Book, Monash Distance Education Centre, Churchill, Victoria.

_____ (1994) “A bridge too far?  Community power structures on Victoria’s Raymond Island” in Rural Society, Vol. 4, No. 2, The Centre for Rural Social Research, Wagga Wagga.

_____ (1994) “Public and Social Policy Welfare Stream Subject Book”, Monash Distance Education Centre, Churchill, Victoria.

_____ (1993) “Social Justice and the Role and Purpose of Government” in Public and Social Policy Reader, Monash Distance Education Centre, Churchill

_____ (1990) “Child Abuse” Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill.

_____ (1990) “Family Violence”, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill.

_____ (1990) “An Ecosystems Framework for Practice” N.S.W. Association of Family Support Workers Annual Conference Proceedings, Sydney.

_____ (1989) “Child Rescue or Family Empowerment: A Model of Child Protection Practice in Rural Victoria”, Social Work in the Australian Context, Australian Association of Social Workers, 21st National Conference, James Cook University, Townsville.

Create Change has a number of  collaborative partnerships to ensure that the best range of skills and experiences are able to be brought together  to meet the special requirements.

Gillian Jones – Principal Consultant Arts Inspire

Gillian has postgraduate qualifications in Education, Advanced Group Facilitation, Frontline Management, Japanese Language and Culture, and Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy. She was director of a private cross-cultural educational exchange organization for 18 years and has taught Japanese Language and Business Culture at RMIT. Gillian also manages Japanese traditional drummers for team building and performances and leads small-scale special interest tours to Japan.

Kimbra White – Principal Consultant Thorn Parners

Kirk Fisher  – Principal Consultant Open Futures Leadership Centre

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