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Developing the Craft of People Helping

Looking to E X P A N D your capacity and skill set to support others?

"Developing the Craft of People Helping"

'Developing the Craft of People Helping' is a two part workshop focused on 1) how sociology can inform the helping professions and 2) coaching & mentoring skills. The workshop is held over the course of two Thursday evenings (4th and 18th of August):

PART A) Making Visible the Invisible: how sociology can inform the helping professions

Thursday, 4th August, 5pm to 8pm

- Dr Kirsten Macaitis -

Just as a fish does not realise it is surrounded by water, so we too can be unaware of the sociological - and often invisible - influences that surround and impact both us and our work. This workshop explores how an understanding of sociological frameworks can help those working in people-helping professions to better understand others and perform their roles more effectively.

How to support sustainable wellbeing & growth in the helping professions

Thursday, 18th August, 5pm to 8pm

- Richard Schirmer -

There is a growing awareness of the need for effective coaching, mentoring and supervision within many community-based helping professions. This workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of the importance and place of these disciplines in promoting sustainable wellbeing and growth for those who regularly help others and explore various skills and tools that have been found to aid in their effective application.

Tickets priced from $250 which covers both evenings

181 Goodwood Road, Millswood SA

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  • Join us for two evenings dedicated to your formation and growth at our beautiful heritage listed campus.
  • Enjoy supper on us both evenings.
  • This workshop forms part of the Tabor ASCEND program, meaning it is able to be completed for the purposes of professional development, to obtain a micro-credential OR to use toward a higher education award (for more details, please see our Eventbrite page).
  • Bring a group of 5 or more to receive $50 off the ticket price (enter promo code GRPDISCOUNT at top of the page prior to Eventbrite ticket selection).


  • Registration each evening will begin at 4:30pm for a 5:00pm start
  • A light supper will be provided each evening
  • Concludes 8:00pm;
  • Free onsite parking available (please note, entry to Orphanage carpark is accessible via Mitchell Street).


Tabor Ascend PD Workshops are different because they have been developed with flexible attendance options to allow you to decide what YOU want out of your PD. Whether you are simply looking for quality Professional Development; seeking ways to develop your CV; or desire to work towards your Masters Degree, we have options to suit you. Attendees can attend workshops for the purposes of:


To find out more about how you can leverage PD toward a micro-credential or higher education qualification, please contact Amy Marsland at


  • Workshop topics selected based on community feedback to ensure real world application
  • New workshop dates constantly being released (for upcoming options, please see below)
  • Designed to support the ongoing growth and development of those involved in education, counselling, chaplaincy, youth work, ministry, leadership, community services or the not-for-profit sector
  • Centres on the provision of relevant, meaningful and practical PD.