If you’re having any issues at the convention, look out for Jai Allison to have a chat and see if we can work something out. Jai is a reformed engineer, now working as a community development practitioner he’s able to draw on accidental counselling skills to assist people through challenging experiences, like losing their home to bushfire. the Idea is to use strength based participatory processes to create positive relationships. Some highlights of this work has included leading groups of professionals and engineers across India then the Murray Darling basin to pick up the pennies that drop when we experience other peoples’ reality. He believes that by co-constructing shared futures based on common values and aspirations that are grounded in working shoulder to shoulder, we might just have a chance at keeping our rural communities thriving

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