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Presentation of Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan 2018 – 2028

Presentation of Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan 2018 – 2028


Presentation of Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan 2018 – 2028 (prepared by Green Skills Inc)

Wednesday 13th June, 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Torbay Hall, Hunwick Road South, Torbay

Light refreshments provided. RSVP for catering.
For more information or to RSVP online 

Or phone Green Skills Denmark: (08) 9848 3310.

The event also includes a Special Presentation by Dr Harriet Paterson about marine plastic pollution.




Celebrating, fundraising and supporting the next generation

Celebrating, fundraising and supporting the next generation

Green Skills Inc Founder, Louise Duxbury recently celebrated her 60th birthday.

In addition to a lunch party of family, friends, colleagues, organic and local food and music, Louise was able to use it as an opportunity to raise money to sponsor a young woman in Timor Leste to get to the university in Dilli for environmental or community development studies.

“I have a rich life and I don’t need more of anything.  My mum has already sponsored four young women in Timor to do nursing and midwifery.  We visited the students in 2016 and they have all been successful so far and are dedicated to making a different in their communities once they graduate next year.  Annabelle Newbury showed the way raising funds for a female student when she turned 70 earlier this year.  I thought to myself – great idea, I can do that too!”

Photograph of Louise Duxbury and her mother in Timor 2016.

Women in Leadership – Example of a one day workshop

What to Expect

The one-day Women in Leadership Workshop as part of the Symposium will provide a variety of leadership methods and tools designed to enhance and empower your personal life and participation in the sector.

Regardless of our level of experience we can always learn more. Be prepared to be challenged, surprised or affirmed. It is up to you to embrace the experience and your own leadership development and style.

This is an opportunity to practice new learnings and tools in a shared and confidential setting.

Through the day we will cover the topics listed below with discussion, practical application and exploration.

In the morning

  • Definitions & Styles of Leadership.
  • The power of story – Guest speaker. Possible Topic (a) A personal reflection on leadership: challenge, choice and outcome in past, present and future. Or Topic (b) Overcoming work and personal barriers and sustaining effort long term- the four roles of a campaigner.
  • Gender and position of women in the workplace.
  • Barriers to leadership – structural and personal.

In the afternoon

  • Overcoming personal barriers: mood/emotions; using language effectively.
  • Building relationships: using relational meetings.
  • The power of story: story of self.
  • Coaching: for yourself and others for work and personal change.
  • Next steps: post event mentoring; networking; specific skill workshops.

What to Bring

  • A self-commitment to be open minded with a willingness to listen and share.
  • Note pad and pens or highlighters to suit your own note-taking needs.
  • As we work through some of the material relevant templates of tools will be provided.

(PDF version of above example HERE)

In the second half of 2017 Green Skills delivered four “Supporting Women in Leadership” one-day workshops.  Participants gave very positive feedback on the value of the workshops and how their participation helped them to become more effective in their NRM, environment, Landcare and community building efforts.

 “Inspiring and uplifting program for women – not only in the environmental industry but in their/our daily life.” (Stacey M)

 “A great experience’! It reaffirmed some things & awakened others. It has refreshed, re-energised & revitalised me, as I hoped it would.” (Nerrilee B)

 “It was very useful to meet other local environmental leaders – similar take on leadership roles and issues, especially in local community and the region.” (Rosie S)

Would you like to partner with us to support women in leadership in your region? Please CONTACT US and let’s talk about the possibilities. 



What Else is Possible – leaders for the future

At Green Skills we are passionate about leadership capability and mentoring.

We are committed to sharing our skills with current and emerging leaders, especially with women, in the environmental, Landcare, NRM and Sustainability and Community Development sectors.

We have more than three decades of experience in this sector. Our dedicated staff and project contractors, in partnership with external consultants, develop and deliver successful leadership programs for regional community leaders both within Western Australia and interstate.

We continue to be leaders in our own projects.  We appreciate the ongoing development of leadership skills as necessary to our own constant growth and improvement.

Our experienced facilitators offer a range of specific skills and leadership development workshops. These can be developed to suit organisational and/or individual needs and delivered in the work place or for self-organised groups at independent locations.

Leadership Skills Development

The following list of development workshops are 1.5 to 2 hrs and delivered in blocks of two at a venue to suit you or your organisation’s needs.  (PDF Available Here)

* Managing Crucial Conversation’s Successfully * Managing Gender Issues
* Group Dynamics * Workplaces and Groups
* Relational Meetings * Effective Fundraising
* Using Story-telling in Your Projects * Campaign Strategies
* Mapping & Building Networks * Setting Life Goals
* Visionary/ Manager / Artist – roles * Public Speaking
* How to Intervene Successfully in the Status Quo * Conflict Resolution


* Mapping your Community Well-being and Resilience in the face of a Changing Climate *

Working Together for Country: Successfully working with Indigenous Aboriginal peoples (with Indigenous facilitator)


As an experienced, highly competent and passionate team of sustainability practitioners we are committed to making a difference, taking the lead for a sustainable future, and actively engaging, encouraging and supporting others to do the same.

If you would like to find out more about these services or get more information of how we can be of service to you please contact us.


Hooded Plover and Salt-Lakes Foreshore Conservation, North Stirlings, WA

Hooded Plover and Salt-Lakes Foreshore Conservation, North Stirlings, WA

The report outlines the findings of  a Hooded Plover and Salt Lakes foreshore conservation project in the North Stirlings.

The project  undertook  Hooded Plover surveys on lakes in the Cranbrook area  with Hooded Plover and other shorebird sightings regisgtered on the Birdlife  web portals.  Green Skills met with the local landholders and family members and other local residents and held a Hooded Plover field trip in mid February starting from Bobs Lake bird hide. Presenations on the project were made at the Festival of Bird Symposium and a landcare event organised by the Gillamii Centre in Cranbrook.

A good outcome of the project has been obtaining the cooperation of the landowner of the important Tom South Lake, beside the Great Southern Highway north of Cranbrook, for foreshore fencing. This will allow greater protection for a range of shorebird and wetland species, including Hoodies.

You can read the FULL REPORT HERE






This project was supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. It has also been supported by the  Gillamii Centre in Cranbrook and local landholders including the Lehmann, Pech, Bradshaw/Carnegie, Jones and Williamson families .  The project also forms part of Green Skills’ Gondwana Link wetland conservation program.  

The report was written by Tony Peterson, Project Officer,  with input from Basil Schur, Projects Manager, Green Skills. Marcus Singor and Steve Elson provided valuable support and input into this project.