Professional Development

Learning Through Doing & Having Fun
Workshop Calendar 2011

Click the link above to view the full calendar of currently scheduled professional development workshops throughout Australia.

How To Run Programs That Inspire Trust, Interaction & Fun (1 day)
Introduction to critical program design and facilitation skills featuring dozens of group activities which develop self-esteem & inspire trust, co-operation and outrageous fun.

Designing Extraordinary Experiential-Based Curriculum (3 days)
Intensive and interactive program to immerse and equip experienced educators and leaders with state of the art "hard" and "soft" group programming skills.

Mastering Group Facilitation (2 days)
Intensive program in which participants design, deliver and process a short "program," and then receive structured, professional and valuable feedback designed to strengthen their programming and leadership skills.
Hi, my name is Mark Collard,

I design and deliver training programs and professional
development workshops that are more than just fun ...

... they inspire.

Ten minutes to five days, anywhere in Australia, any number of people, I've been inspiring groups for more than 20 years.

Choose to attend one of my innovative one to three day public enrolment workshops, or better still ...

... invite me to deliver a custom program that will meet your group's specific needs.

Public Enrolment Workshops
Hi, my name is Mark Collard and these are the most popular forms of PD workshops I deliver throughout Australia...
Most Popular
For Experienced Practitioners
New Custom Workshop
Custom-Designed Workshops

Backed by more than 20 years of professional experience, I'll design and facilitate a fun, interactive and rewarding program for your group that is guaranteed to achieve your specific goals.

Ideal for staff training programs, business meetings and conferences. Click one of the following links for more information...

__Ice-Breakers & Group Games
__Team Development
__Staff Training
__Independent Facilitation
"... I can't thank you enough for the fantastic training experience that you gave our team. The feedback has been out-standing! I wish it could have been for longer ..."
                           - Gabrielle, YMCA, NSW
"... I just wanted to thank you for an amazing week - I especially appreciate your sense of humour, FUNN, your stories and your energy. You brought an atmosphere of excitement to the week and it was inspirational to be a part of such a meaningful group experience ..."
                              - Lisa, teacher, USA
"... Mark is an exceptional facilitator and teacher - thanks so much for sharing your pearls of wisdom and experience with us ..."
                           - Jon, counsellor, USA
"... I can't talk highly enough about Mark's work-shops - by FAR the best I have ever attended ..."
                            - Heath, teacher, VIC
"... There is still a buzz around the Centres from the conference sessions you ran ..."
                           - Robert, Manager, NSW
"... Mark, you are a true artist in games ..."
                            - Ginny, teacher, QLD
"... Our tourism team had a GREAT result from the team development day devised by Mark - I highly recommend this unique program to any large team ..."
                           - Raquel, Manager, NSW
"... I attended a session you did up at Licola a few years ago, it has proven to be one of the most useful training sessions I have done ..."
                          - Mitch, youth wkr, VIC
"... I attended one of Mark's workshops and I can honestly say it was the BEST PD I've had since I graduated. And it was great FUNN too ..."
                          - Pip, camp leader, NSW
"... Thanks again for teaching our students like no one else can ..."
                          - Andrew, teacher, VIC
"... I just want to say a heartfelt thanks for being one of those inspirational characters in the field, and for doing what you do that way you do it ..."
                           - Deb, instructor, VIC
"... I loved watching your session in the foyer that day ... I couldn't believe how much fun people were having ..."
                            - Helen, Manager, VIC
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