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Green Skills Denmark consultancy team completes the review of the Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan for the Torbay Catchment Group – July 2018

Green Skills Denmark consultancy team completes the review of the Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan for the Torbay Catchment Group – July 2018

The Green Skills Denmark consultant team has recently completed the community engagement process and document creation for the review of the 2006 Watershed Torbay – Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan.  The community engagement process involved numerous community workshops, an online survey and a number of meetings with the Torbay Catchment Group Committee and other key stakeholders and management agency staff.  The 2018 Draft Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan was presented to community at a workshop at the Torbay Community Hall in June 2018.  All the community and agency input received over the 18-month period of writing the new draft plan has now been collated into three final documents:  The Torbay Catchment Restoration Plan 2018-2028; The Torbay Catchment Summary Action Plan 2018-2028 and the Community Engagement Report.  For further information please contact Green Skills Denmark office on 98483310 or the Torbay Catchment Group.

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.


Torbay Catchment

Torbay Catchment

Green Skills Inc has been engaged by the Torbay Catchment Group to undertake the community engagement plan for the review of the 2008 Torbay Watershed Plan.  Green Skills Inc will work with the Torbay Catchment Group and the community of the Torbay catchment to:

  • Involve the community through a range of mechanisms to ensure maximum efficiency in community engagement and opportunity for informing/feedback for issues and concerns (workshops & surveys).
  • Inform the community of progress on the Torbay Restoration Plan, current context, new information and seek input into revision of catchment restoration plan.
  • Consult the community to build community awareness and understanding, to identify/engage with new community and strengthen Torbay Catchment Group’s connection to community
  • Identify gaps or emerging issues for inclusion in restoration plan review.
  • Collaborate with the community by developing partnerships to formulate options and provide recommendations.
  • Empower the community to implement and be a part of managing behaviour change.

The outcomes of the community engagement process will inform the content of the revised Torbay Restoration Plan.  The Torbay Restoration Plan 2017 – 2027 will be released to the community in December 2017.

Albany Natural Areas

Green Skills was contracted by the City of Albany in January 2016 to coordinate and collate stakeholder and community input to the development of the City of Albany Natural Reserves Strategy and Action Plan 2016 – 2020. Engagement activities included:

  • Meetings with individual staff members and councillors
  • Facilitation of staff workshops
  • Meetings with project team and key organizational stakeholders
  • Collation of a 105 member stakeholder list and communications inviting submissions and involvement with workshops and on line or paper based surveys
  • Wide ranging call for input through websites, Facebook pages, local media and static displays
  • Facilitation of five stakeholder and community presentations and workshops attended by approximately 90 people
  • Running of onsite surveys at Cosy Corner and Cape Riche with 69 respondents
  • Running a general survey with 39 online responses through Survey Monkey and an additional 6 paper based response
  • Call for detailed submissions.

All input was summarized in the Draft Report on Community Engagement, prepared by Green Skills.

Overall the community input from workshops reflected the love and appreciation that locals and visitors have for the region and for some specific natural reserves that are visited regularly often up to several times a week.

All contract conditions and timelines were met on schedule, numerous successful community engagement workshops run, and draft engagement plan document successfully completed and submitted to City of Albany for council adoption.