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Dee Brooks

Through her down-to-earth style, Dee brings people together in dynamic ways to realize and engage the full potential of their networks and communities. Over 20 years, her work has inspired people at hundreds of events and workshops worldwide where she offers community engagement and development training and also provides professional co-design, facilitation and keynote addresses for conferences, forums and events.

Dee is an Intentional Nomad who has traveled and worked in over 20 countries. Based on two decades of grassroots work, Dee’s background is in youth work, community-based research and community-university outreach and she is a firm believer in the power of tapping into the collective wisdom of a community to strengthen and build on what’s already there.

Jody Kretzmann (ABCD Institute) endorsement:

“Dee Brooks is an energizing and welcoming facilitator and an experienced community engagement trainer.  Her Australian ABCD examples and stories are constructive and enjoyable and she obviously practices what she preaches.  Her enthusiasm is highly contagious and her interactive, participatory style assists people in feeling inspired and motivated.  Dee encourages people to try new techniques to discover what is useful and relevant. Throughout her workshops she arms people with a range of practical community facilitation tools.  One participant, when asked if they had any suggestions for future workshops, simply said “More of Dee!” I would recommend Dee to any community, service, organization or government department.

Participant quotes:

“Best investment in professional development I’ve made in 10 years!”
“I have been in Health for over 20 years and this is by far the best workshop I have ever been to!  Dee was excellent – well spoken, very specific & gave us the chance to contribute our personal experience to make it relevant to each individual!”
“I’ve been around this industry for quite a while – it was really nice to be part of something refreshing and new”
“Fantastic, energized presentation!  It was much more than I was expecting and I am looking forward to putting it into practice! Thanks!”

ABCD Asia Pacific Network co-founder
ABCD Institute International Faculty member
IACD Oceania Director
ABCD in Action Steward
Art of Hosting Host and trainer
The Unconference co-founder
Flow Game Host
DRUMBEAT Facilitator
AVP Facilitator
Inclusive Leader member

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