To say the challenge of facilitating in a room full of those with a vast array of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes is great… is an understatement at best.

Greg could clearly articulate the voices in the room while able to provoke thought and discussion by asking great strategic questions of the audience. The desired outcomes were achievable due to Greg’s expertise in his field, as well as his facilitation experience. His time keeping and ability to guide discussion and tasks supported a great outcome.”

This was the view expressed about Associate Professor Greg Phillips by Kevan Horder, Vice President, Weenthunga Health Network, and clearly held by some many at the Summit on Victorian Aboriginal Health Education held on Monday 7th August. Sam Paxton, a Weenthunga Committee member (and young Mum) had earlier emailed: “Hi all, I wanted to say a big thank you for an incredibly inspiring and thought provoking day yesterday! I feel very lucky and grateful that I was able to attend with Kairra.

The day was put together so well, everything flowed, linked and built on previous discussions with some seriously deadly speakers. Good to hear what’s being done and what can be done. Congratulations on an awesome effort Aunty Steff, Lin, Sarah and Luisa. I think Greg was the perfect MC. He did a great job of capturing/summarising key themes/ideas, asking questions and prompting thought. He was honest about the realities of the mostly racist society, systems and structures we need to change and decolonize.

Great table conversations (I was on the table discussing pedagogy). Looking forward to what’s next and feeling energised to continue to work together on this revolution!”

Watch this space for a report and future strategy ideas.