Innovative Resources offers specialist training and workshops. This training can occur at your premises, or you are welcome to come to us and use our training rooms.

The facilitators listed below all carry individual skills across various areas of practice, and we will allocate you a facilitator who can best meet your training requirements.

Our Tools for Change workshops continue to draw from a wide array of Innovative Resources facilitators and guest facilitators, to really tailor tools workshops to your specific area of work or set of circumstances.


Sue King-Smith

Sue has moved across from community development work within Anglicare Victoria’s St Luke’s, to develop a new e-learning platform for Innovative Resources. She holds a PhD in Creative Arts along with degrees and diplomas in the humanities, teaching and management, and is an accredited life coach. Her community services work and teaching is informed by strengths-based and solution-focused approaches, and she has a long-standing interest in transpersonal psychology. Sue is also a published poet and nonfiction writer. For three years, she was the co-editor of the literary ezine, The Animist, which was archived under the National Library’s Pandora Project. She has just finished a stint as chief editor for the Melbourne Poets Union.

John Bonnice

John has an extensive background in the community services sector having worked in a range of roles including casework practitioner, youth and community development, service coordination, program management and social policy development. John’s previous roles have included Director for Strategy and Innovation, General Manager for Children, Youth and Family Services, and Program Manager for Youth Services. John has previously worked in youth justice and child protection at the Department of Human Services and also in youth development roles at Melbourne City Mission and the Young Christian Workers Movement. John is an experienced facilitator of conversations with organisations around practice development, social inclusion, cultural competency and community development.

Danni McDougall – Guest Facilitator

Danni McDougall is a social worker and arts therapist specialising in trauma and mental health with children, adolescents and adults. Danni is passionate about supporting individuals to draw on their own skills and interest to increase joy in their lives, and reduce the impact of traumatic experiences and mental health challenges.

Oli Doyle

Over the past 15 years Oli has combined his work in the human services sector, particularly in the areas of family services and child protection, with a successful career as an author and mindfulness teacher. During this time Oli has published five books on mindfulness practice including the bestselling Mindfulness Plain and Simple, as well as facilitating training on mindfulness and strengths-based practice in Australia and overseas.

Oli sees reflective practice as the cornerstone of high quality family work and is passionate about improving supervision within the human services sector. Oli combines a strong understanding of the theoretical basis of strengths-based approaches with practical experience working with children and families. Oli is a strong advocate for the role of high quality visual resources in deepening conversations.

Alison Krusec

With over 30 years’ experience working with families in a range of human services and early year’s settings, Alison is the ideal person to support social workers, counsellors and psychologists build their strengths-based, solution-focused toolkit.

Alison is passionate about demonstrating how different resources, card sets and tactile tools can easily be incorporated into everyday conversations with clients, colleagues and teams. She can tailor training around the needs of your organisation or practice.




Sharon Hynes and Katerina Meda

Sharon Hynes – author: Year One Teacher and Child Safe Officer, Masters of Education (Wellbeing), 30 years of teaching experience.

Katerina Meda – illustrator: Integration Aide/Teacher Aide, Graphic Designer, 27 years of experience in design.