It’s my pleasure to recommend Jen George. I have known Jen for over 10 years through collaboration with PLACE Laboratory. Jen led the community engagement for several our projects including St Stephens’ School Master Plan and Leschenault Inlet Master Plan for the City of Bunbury. On each project Jen has been collaborative, innovative and professional […]
Jen George engaged with St Stephen’s School to help the school consider how volunteering (as an aspect of community engagement) could be made more effective. The catalyst for this engagement was that after 3 decades the traditional model of volunteering was losing traction and interest particularly among the parent community. St Stephen’s needed to understand what was
Jen has a superior ability to analyse the key issues and approaches required, so I highly recommend her research ability to draw out relevant evidence to create a basis for action. Her desire to advocate for and instil collaborative and community engagement in solutions is both ethical and evidence based. Her work is purpose driven
Jen’s work on community governance for the GreenWay over the past 10 years has been insightful, innovative and effective. Her engagement with the four councils and the community about potential governance models in the early days was particularly valuable. She is organised, a great communicator and a delight to work with.
I have greatly appreciated working with Jen George on building up educational communities, enhancing communication, and understanding how organisations work. Jen has an impressive ability to ask leading questions that prompt deeper discussion of different strategic approaches. She is very alert to the unique characteristics of each school, and responsive to workshop participants’ varying mind-sets and communication
We asked Jen to do some initial community consultation work for us and help us think our way forward in finding more effective ways to engage with our [school] community. She worked really warmly with our clients, gave us clear options and always communicated well with me about results and options.
I found the Retreat Day well organised and very well facilitated by Jen George and Lyndal Tait from Comcorp. Dr George was very well prepared with an organised pre-event survey and a good working knowledge of the issues requiring discussion. The pre-event survey allowed for an honest and private expression of affirmations and concerns of
Jenny George worked as the lead research partner from Macquarie University for the GreenWay Sustainability Project from 2009 – 2012. The GreenWay was an ambitious, community-led green corridor project in Sydney’s Inner West. Four Councils were awarded grant funding from the NSW Environmental Trust to progress the vision. Jenny worked on the project for its
Dr Jen George facilitated community focus groups in order to drill deeply on community perspectives. The information was powerful and community members commented that Jen ran the groups in an excellent way. They found it engaging, thought-provoking and lots of fun. I would highly recommend Jen for any strategic planning or community engagement forums as
My firm has recently engaged Dr Jenny George for her strategic consultancy services regarding community engagement. We were very happy with the services provided, the delivery of those services and the outcomes of those services. Her insightful application of our strategic values was key to the success of our proposed development opportunity. We have used