Facilitation and learning

About Margaret Taylor

For over 25 years, my career has spanned facilitation, coaching and mentoring, teaching and training, educational consultancy, instructional design, research, and evaluation.

For the last three years I have gained experience in governance through membership of not-for-profit Boards.

I have worked across a number of sectors: vocational and higher education, health & community services, arts, manufacturing & automotive, local government.


Processes that influence my practice include:

  • Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation
  • Strategic dialogue
  • World Cafe
  • Action learning
  • Transformative learning
  • Creative teaching methods
  • Communities of practice
  • Schon’s reflective practitioner
  • Project management
  • Social ecology
  • Holistic coaching
  • Social Artistry

My Board experience includes:

  • Non executive director Workways Australia Ltd (2016-current) – a provider in the employment services sector
    • Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of the Board of the East Gippsland Art Gallery (2017-current)
    • Secretary 2018-2019
    • Strategic and business planning
    • Fundraising and membership
  • Member Gippsland Regional Council of Adult Community & Further Education (2015-2016)


  • Master of Arts (Social Ecology) University of Western Sydney 2006
  • Bachelor of Education Monash University 1977
  • Diploma of Education Monash University 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts Monash University 1971
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment East Gippsland TAFE 2009


  • Australian Facilitators’ Network
  • Australian Society of Authors
  • East Gippsland Art Gallery 
  • Institute for Learning Professionals
  • International Association of Facilitators
  • Victorian Genealogical Society
  • Victorian Women’s Trust
  • Workways Ltd 
  • Writers Victoria
  • Women on Boards


For the last 5 years I have worked extensively with RMIT University as a key consultant, learning designer, facilitator and mentor.

I have lead and facilitated major change projects in people and organisational development, strategic planning, program and course design across a broad range of disciplines, designed and facilitated professional development for academics and vocational education staff, and conducted executive coaching.

Other clients have included:

  • Federation University
  • Federation Training
  • Victoria University
  • Gippsland Lakes Community Health
  • Gippsland Women’s Health
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health
  • Baw Baw Shire
  • Whittlesea Shire
  • Various manufacturing & automotive companies
  • Individual coaching/mentoring clients

Examples of recent projects and activities

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