Our Services


We work with Association and Not-for-Profit/For-Purpose Boards, Leadership teams and Executives on:

  • Board facilitation and workshops

  • Strategy review

  • Strategic Plan development

  • Board training and leadership development

  • Review and alignment of programs for growth and efficiency

  • Alignment of policy, advocacy, CPD, communication and other program areas

  • Management review and advice


We have a passion for supporting Association leaders and emerging leaders, particularly women, and also offer mentoring and sounding board services. 

We would love to talk to you about what you need help with to see how we can assist.


With our experience and collaborative network, we are sure to be able to help you or to connect you with someone that can. 

Board Facilitation & Workshops

Associations are special types of organisations that are quite different to other companies and government. We deeply understand how Associations work, particularly membership-focused Professional and Industry Associations.  


That is why when we work Association Boards and Committees we speak the same language and understand their issues. Our experience in the sector enables us to bring insights to the table to support your goals.


We love working with Boards and Committees to facilitate workshops and training to help advance your Association.  


If you're looking for an interactive, insightful, and even fun, board workshop session or briefing come and talk to us about how we can help you.

What Boards have said recently:

It’s not until you see a great facilitator in the action that you realise their true value to you and your organisation. Kirsty Kelly definitely fit the bill for us; she allowed us to maintain our identity whilst at the same time gently coaxing us through the noise that was distracting our strategic planning. Kirsty is engaging and thoughtful with an aim of equipping you with the tools you require to elevate the performance of your association.

Daniel Capper, President, National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS)

"Kirsty’s direction during our recent strategy day was, in my opinion, exactly what the Management Committee needed to have a successful meeting. Her navigation throughout conversations and topics of importance was natural and allowed us each sufficient airtime to cover agenda items. Definitely would recommend for other associations seeking a facilitator."


"Kirsty was a great facilitator to assist the Committee in driving forward strategy and in navigating the changing world of landscape of Associations."


"It was so great to have Kirsty around to guide our process and discussion. She summarised at each turn where we had got to and helped us navigate to what was next and kept great records of our actions as we moved forward."


"It was great to have Kirsty as an external facilitator at our recent Committee days. She really provided us with focus and utilised some good tools and ideas to move us forward with our planning and future direction. I don’t think we would have got here without her."


"I was really impressed with Kirsty Kelly’s facilitation skills.  She was well prepared, and used innovative and practical tools to enhance discussion and develop action with timelines moving forward.  Her experience working for and being involved in industry associations was particularly relevant in shaping and adding to discussion and outcomes."




Our clients include:

  • Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACCA)

  • Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch (ADAVB)

  • Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland (AIA)

  • Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

  • Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA)

  • Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)

  • Australian Windows Association & Australian Glass and Glazing Association Limited (AWA-AGGA Ltd)

  • Community Management Solutions (CM Solutions)

  • Building Designers Association of Queensland Inc. (BDAQ)

  • Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia & New Zealand (IESANZ)

  • National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS)

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

  • Pointsbuild Pty Ltd

  • QShelter

  • Queensland University of Technology, Institute for Future Environments 

  • Survey Matters

  • YIMBY Qld


“Kirsty presented at our annual regional affairs 2 day symposium to provide our regional committees and state councillors an introduction to developing successful advocacy plans. Kirsty delivered an excellent overview based on her real life experiences and ensured that the critical do’s and don’ts of advocacy were well covered.  Kirsty’s engaging demeanour and personal approach ensured the audience was comfortable asking questions and were able to engage in robust discussion regarding our advocacy needs.


I have no hesitation in recommending Kirsty as a speaker or consultant, her depth of knowledge and experiences in the industry association space ensure she is well positioned to deliver excellent advice around advocacy, strategy and engagement.”

Mell Greenall, Executive Director, QLD, Australian Institute of Architects

"Kirsty’s extensive knowledge and experience, as well as her diverse leadership history with associations, shone through during her facilitation of a recent training session for ADAVB directors.  Kirsty ran an engaging session that lead participants to not only listen and learn, but to also question and challenge the issues that were raised.


The workshop activities brought participants together to comfortably share their views and come up with practical ideas, and she made training on a Saturday thoroughly enjoyable."

Sophia Ljaskevic, Communications Manager, Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch 

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