Facilitators

Facilitators

Dr Simon Moss, CDU Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Casuarina

Dr Simon Moss is an Associate Professor at Charles Darwin University. His primary research interest concerns how characteristics of organizations and societies, such as inequality of income or leadership, influence the brain—and ultimately the mood, creativity, intuition, engagement, honesty, and altruism—of individuals. To investigate these issues, Simon has published a range of books and articles in the fields of leadership, personality, motivation, integrity, perception, attention, and stress. For example, he is an author of “The Science of Management”, “Sustainable coaching”, “The negative side of positive thinking”, “Where should I work?”, and “Emotional Intelligence: Journey to the Source”. Simon was also a cofounder of Zenith Professional Development, a company that collated every scientific discovery that contradicts prevailing management beliefs and practices. Using this database, he developed a tool that identifies misconceptions in management. In addition, he has presented training programs to all levels of management—across a broad range of industries—that are designed to redress these misconceptions.


Simon Morris, CDU School of Business, Darwin

Simon Morris

Simon is a lecturer in financial accounting for the Bachelor and Master of Accounting degrees at CDU. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a marriage celebrant and likes riding motor bikes. Simon has lectured in accountancy and business to a wide range of audiences from accounting professionals and students to the judiciary, police, defence forces and staff from various public and private organisations. He has taught in the UK, Ireland, Zambia, Botswana, Vanuatu and Australia. He helped to establish sustainable accountancy schools in Africa and the Pacific. Simon worked in the profession in Sydney before joining CDU in 2005. He has been visiting Timor-Leste since 2009 with the aim of building capacity within the accountancy profession there. This has formed the basis of his PhD studies which he started at the Northern Institute in 2013.


David Auld, CDU IT & Library, Darwin

David Auld who delivers CDU's Excel courses, has had practical experience running his own business, work as an industry web programmer and business developer. He makes Excel interesting and applicable to the everyday work environment. He has a quirky sense of humour and you have to watch his jokes! He asked for an image of George Clooney to go up on this page...


Janet Fisher, CDU School of Business, Waterfront

Janet Fisher

Janet offers significant experience in education within the VET and Higher Education sectors. Her career has taken her to China as a Lecturer in Business at the University of Jinan; a Training Advisor with the Vanuatu National Training Council, in Port Vila; Education Advisor and English Teacher Trainer with Da Nang Vocation Tourism College, Vietnam; Trainer with Wiltshire College, UK and Trainer within the private sector. Janet’s teaching experience includes course development and training across the business and tourism fields within the Pilbara, WA and Perth. Janet has taught in higher education in the area of management for Curtin University and is now based at CDU’s Waterfront campus as a Lecturer in Business. Prior to working in education Janet held senior positions in business including Manager of a Women’s’ Centre in Central Australia and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Australian Film Commission. Janet has also held an appointment with the Northern Territory Government Family & Community Services Advisory Council and is currently a board member of SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) Western Australia.


Steve Oldham, CDU School of Business, Waterfront

Steve comes with a wealth of knowledge as a business manager having worked in senior management roles across a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, service industries, information technology, regional development and business consulting. Throughout his career, he has been involved in delivering many projects resulting in business growth, increased productivity and improved efficiencies. These have included staff training and development, bringing about cultural change and systems improvement and optimisation whilst maintaining the bottom line. Recently becoming a Vocational Education Practitioner Steve brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his Certificate IV and Diploma of Project Management Students assisting them to implement project management techniques across various industry sectors with practical examples of their learnings.


Mandy Langenhorst, CDU Business Central/School of Service Industries, Alice Springs

Mandy Langenhorst

Mandy has many years' experience teaching secondary school and TAFE students in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Mandy brings a wealth of not only teaching experience but life experience after teaching in China, Myanmar and South Korea. Mandy is dedicated to delivering CDU's suite of Microsoft Courses for 2015.


Dr Tina Lambert, External Expertise, Darwin

Tina Lambert

With a Doctorate in Business Administration and over 30 years’ experience, Tina has the expertise to deliver practical and strategic training. Tina works closely with executives, leaders, managers, and teams to increase self-awareness, strengthen positive behaviours and facilitate leadership development. “Tina has highly developed facilitation skills. This is not only in the technical aspects of design and management of programs, but in presentation, in providing frameworks and encouragement for applied learning, in building personable relationships with participants, and in fearless but sensitive confrontation of the issues when necessary.”
- Dr Murray Redman


John McNeur, External Expertise, Darwin

John McNeur

Experienced in delivering training and possessing a range of transferrable skills, John McNeur is passionate about education, personal growth and development. John has background in teaching, communications, marketing, management, project management, public speaking, counselling and support. His skills, work experience, life experience and dedication allow him to teach a wide variety of subjects with a professional but personal style. John enjoys helping people to move forward in their careers, in their personal lives and finding a balance between the two.


Barbara Clifford, External Expertise, Alice Springs

Barbara Clifford

Barbara Clifford (The Time Tamer) has spent over 20 years working in stressful and time precious industries such as film, hospitality and marketing. She has always had a passion for making sense of things. Having worked in creative and service based industries, Barbara is sought after like a beacon in a sea of chaos to simply get things organised! She assists people to find clarity in their environment, control of their time and alleviate stress. Her simple approach brings total alignment from vision to action. She is a master at facilitating group learning by drawing out personal knowledge in a way that the group feels enlightened and empowered. Barbara’s professional experience has been diverse and included contracts with small business, Not for Profits, Aboriginal Organisations, Media, Marketing, Aged Care and Health Services to name a few. Barbara is a highly regarded industry expert and international speaker. She has her own consultancy business in Alice Springs with clients around Australia.


Debby Mauger, CDU Office of Research and Innovation, Casuarina

Debby holds a variety of qualifications in business management including administration, organisational development and human resources. She has extended her interest in person centred development with accreditations in training, coaching, mediation and emotional intelligence. Debby has worked in diverse contexts with roles that incorporate management positions, organisational development, strategic planning, project management and policy writing. Her passion is integrating these experiences to deliver a holistic approach where there is equal emphasis on technical and social skills to achieve optimal outcomes.


Chris Dixon, School of Business, Katherine

Chris has built up an enviable reputation over many years delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which he has taught practically everywhere in the Northern Territory. Chris is a qualified and experienced teacher having taught in England, USA, Israel and Australia to primary, high, VET and further education students. Chris has a teaching qualification Cert IV TAE, Dip VET and Master of Adult Education. Chris is currently delivering the Certificate IV Training and Assessment in Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin and is offering RPL for the Diploma of VET.


Carmel Vandermolen, External Expertise, Alice Springs

Carmel has been located in Central Austral since 2002. In that time she has worked in government, not for profit and for profit business. In 2014 Carmel started her own business supporting both personal and business development. The support Carmel offers ranges from straight financial accounting and end of month legislative requirements for business, to strategic planning and change management within the organisation. Strategic planning and behaviour change that brings about lasting positive change. While Carmel has spent time increasing her knowledge in the areas of business and accounting obtain both an MBA and becoming a CPA.She also has the unique aspect of understanding that every business is different, and the theoretical aspects of business does not always fit in the real world.It’s more like a square peg attempting to fit into a round hole.And that legislative requirements can feel like a ball and a chain even though their intention is to support business. Carmel reflects this in her teaching style, looking at the theory of how finances and accounting work. Then applying this theory to reality giving students a greater understanding of how knowing finances can help improve a business and how to make it work for the business.