“It’s not often I feel riveted in online Zoom workshops, but Fiona Miller and Beth Stockton had me spellbound throughout their Story Harvesting workshop. The whole experience was informative, inclusive and exquisitely held so that every participant had a chance to contribute to a growing pool of story harvesting wisdom. I learnt as much from the other participants as I did from the facilitators, and this is a tribute to Fiona and Beth offering a truly participatory process: walking their talk from the get-go. I came out feeling super-inspired and empowered to adapt my own story harvesting processes for the communities I support.”

Nicola le Breton

Thinking Partner & Community Storyweaver – Befriend Inc.

Nicola le BretonThinking Partner & Community Storyweaver – Befriend Inc.

I have been facilitating groups for over 30 years, but the Art of Hosting provided a new approach to engaging people around their most cherished values and working together for the common good.

Art of Hosting participant​

The Jeder team’s Australian ABCD examples and stories are constructive and enjoyable and their enthusiasm is highly contagious. Their interactive, participatory style assists people in feeling inspired and motivated to try new techniques to discover what is useful and relevant. I would recommend the Jeder Institute’s team to any community, service, organisation or government department.

Jody KretzmannABCD Institute, NorthWestern University, Chicago

Dee’s knowledge and resources in relation to ABCD has been invaluable to staff in the Area Offices and at Headquarters in Canberra.

Michael CallanDirector General, Defence Community Organisation, Department of Defence

I have been in Health for over 20 years and this is by far the best workshop I have ever been to! The trainer was excellent – well spoken, very specific & gave us the chance to contribute our personal experience to make it relevant to each individual!

Workshop ParticipantSenior Manager, Hunter New England Health

This training was the best personal and professional investment I have made in 10 years!

Jim HaywoodCentacare, Brisbane

I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Michaela and Dee from the Jeder Institute to develop and deliver a training package specific to a cutting edge, new program of social change. Jeder were collaborative in their approach and dynamic in their delivery of phased training to a diverse 300 person statewide team, across multiple venues. Couldn’t have asked for a more inclusive, person-centred and strengths based approach from a training provider.

Workshop ParticipantManager, NSW State Government Department

Finally what I’ve been waiting for, Jeder again! This is by far the BEST workshop a carer could really get skilled up in how to prepare their NDIS plan to get the wordings right before meeting with their NDIS planners/LAC. For the depth of content regarding how to think, prepare and the key words that you needed, Jeder is still the best place to go to.

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