Tom Henderson is a specialist facilitator with experience working in a range of complex social and cultural environments. He helped facilitate the extensive public consultations of the regional forestry agreements (RFAs) in Victoria, designed an Australia-first Muslim-Jewish coalition’s anti-bigotry program and delivers nation-wide training in Diversity and Inclusion for leading not-for-profits and arts organisations.
Tom is a graduate of the Groupwork Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Group Facilitation and has undergone intensive training in Adaptive Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He co-directs Polykala, an experiential leadership training organisation, and has a passion for working with people in an open and engaged environment.LEARN MORE
Ananth Gopal is the lead facilitator of Australia Council’s Future Leaders program. He is a Harvard-trained facilitator, actor and geographer. He’s an associate artist with Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and teaches cultural geography at the Universities of Melbourne and Wollongong.
He is a doctoral researcher at the Australian Centre of Cultural Environmental Research, investigating the links between diverse cultural groups and Australian environmentalism. Ananth has completed Adaptive Leadership training at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and uses those insights in his work with Polykala, an experiential training/facilitation business he co-directs.
He combines theatrical flair and scholarly insight in his training and facilitation and is committed to enabling communities, organisations and individuals to tackle tough challenges and thrive.LEARN MORE