Your expert facilitators Dr Ruth Knight, Dr Anne Lane & Vibhor Pandey
Dr Ruth Knight is an experienced trainer, researcher and evaluator who has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years. Ruth is passionate about facilitating conversations about social outcomes, logic modelling and impact measurement. She has undertaken a wide range of research and evaluations and helped organisations develop strategies, tools and approaches to ensure they are compliant, innovative and developing a continuous improvement culture. Ruth provides practical and high energy workshops to create collaboration and action learning.
Dr Anne Lane is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at QUT. Her areas of interest and research specialisations are stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and storytelling. Her work involves helping organisations identify, understand, and respond to community sentiment. Among her projects, Dr Lane has undertaken national research with organisations using contentious food practices, and participated in a benchmark study of community perceptions of the value of waterways. She has published articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and written extensively on ways to improve stakeholder engagement through, for example, ensuring the authenticity and legitimacy of participant contributions.
Vibhor Pandey works in academia with QUT's Centre for Future Enterprise as a researcher and Community Manager with QUT Entrepreneurship. He runs two early-stage startups in Brisbane within the education technology space. He also sits on boards and industry advisory groups; He was born in India, lived in more than six countries, and is currently doing his PhD in Transformative Governance and Public Value creation QUT. Click here to learn more about Vibhor.