Training and Facilitation

Annie has been working as a trainer and facilitator since 1997. Her key roles and responsibilities are as follows:

July 2001 – present

Freelance Trainer and Facilitator

Key activities

  1. Development of training curriculum – from one hour presentations to eight day international training courses
  2. Provision of training and facilitation on a range of drug and alcohol, HIV/AIDS and social and youth issues

Clients have included:

  • ACT Department of Education, Canberra, ACT
  • AIDS Project Management Group (APMG), Sydney, NSW
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Association (ATODA), ACT
  • Australian Business Limited, Sydney, NSW
  • Burnet Institute Melbourne, VIC
  • Catholic Care, Ballarat, VIC
  • Catholic Care, Canberra, ACT
  • Centre for Harm Reduction, Melbourne, VIC
  • Dee Why Probation and Parole, Sydney, NSW
  • Hepatitis NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • HIV/AIDS Asian Regional Program (HAARP) AusAID, Bangkok, Thailand
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project (IHPCP), AusAID Jakarta, Indonesia
  • HIV and Related Programs, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, NSW
  • Gateway Community Health, Wodonga, VIC
  • Illawarra Youth Services, Wollongong, NSW
  • Indonesian/Australian Specialised Training Program (IASTP 2), (training in Indonesia and Australia) AusAID
  • James Cook University, QLD
  • Jellinek Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Kirketon Road Centre, Sydney, NSW
  • NDARC Education Trust, Sydney, NSW
  • NSW Department of Education, Sydney, NSW
  • NewSouth Global, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • NSW Users and AIDS Association, NSW
  • Positive Life, Sydney, NSW
  • Randwick City Council, NSW
  • Sutherland Shire Council, NSW
  • Swimming Australia Limited, Canberra, ACT
  • Sydney Church of England Grammar School, NSW
  • Sydney University, NSW
  • Waverley Council, Sydney, NSW
  • Wollondilly Shire Council, NSW
  • Youth Coalition of the ACT, Canberra, ACT

January 2008 – June 2011

National Community Training Manager, National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, UNSW

Key activities

  1. Management of national evidenced based education and training workshops and presentations on cannabis for the AOD and allied health sector
  2. Delivery of over 120 half day workshops on cannabis to the national Australian AOD and allied health workforce
  3. Delivery of approximately 30 cannabis workshops to Indigenous health care workers in rural and remote communities
  4. Evaluation of education and training outcomes
  5. Management of the training budget
  6. Preparation of high level correspondence, reports and publications
  7. Development of a community education DVD and Educator’s Kit Cannabis Facts – Clearing the Smoke

March 1997- August 2001

Community Educator, Manly Drug Education and Counselling Centre, (MDECC) Sydney, NSW

Key activities

  1. Provision of drug and alcohol education and training sessions to specific members of the Northern Beaches community (young people, parents, workers, etc.)
  2. Production and design of a number of health promotion publications
  3. Design and implementation of AOD interventions and training programs including ‘The Drink Check Program’, ‘Drink Driver Program’, ‘Drug Safety Project’, ‘Parents Prepared Program’ and ‘Chill 2000’
  4. Advocacy , media and public relations on AOD and youth issues

March 2004 – December 2006

Casual Lecturer and Tutor, Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Western Sydney

Key activities

1. Development and implementation of a Drug and Alcohol Studies curriculum to students of the School of Social Welfare, including:

  • 12 x 90 minute PowerPoint presentations
  • Tutorial activities
  • Training handouts
  • Background reading materials
  • Student assessment