About

Rob Carolane

Rob Carolane

Rob Carolane is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator who has been working in regional Victoria since 2008.

Rob is committed to enabling groups of people to find ‘best possible’ solutions to complex problems. In a world facing climate change and resource challenges involving energy, productive land, water, and loss of habitat, he believes deeply in the benefits of collaborative decision-making and involving the people affected by the decisions being made.

Rob has a science background and uses a chemistry metaphor to describe his role as facilitator:

A facilitator is a catalyst, playing a part in a chemical reaction but not consumed in the process. The catalyst/facilitator enables decisions to be made and actions to happen.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), Australian National University
  • Certified Professional Facilitator, International Association of Facilitators
  • Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation
  • Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program

Rob is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). He is committed to the ethics and philosophy of both organisations and uses processes and tools consistent with both.

As an active community member, Rob holds a number of community and government board positions in regional Victoria.

Current positions

2013 – present IAF Victorian Chapter – Committee member
2012 – present Winton Wetlands www.wintonwetlands.org.au
Member – Committee of Management
2009 – present The Centre for Continuing Education Inc. www.thecentre.vic.edu.au
Board member, Vice Chair (2011 – present)
1995 – present Whitfield CFA, Communications Officer (2007 – present)

Twin Prism Consulting

Twin Prism Consulting provides specialist facilitation and community engagement services. Facilitation is the tool that enables communities and/or groups to collaboratively address their needs and concerns.

‘Twin Prism’ refers to the process of working through the issues at hand in two phases under the guidance of a skilled facilitator. The first phase involves constructively examining the component parts of the issue. In the second phase the emphasis shifts to solutions that consider and refine the component parts, enabling focused and accountable action to address the issues. This is the process of navigating change.