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Viv McWaters

I am co-founder of Creative Facilitation and work with groups to help them tackle difficult issues, connect with each other, and understand different perspectives. I am based in Australia and work internationally, delivering workshops and facilitation training in over 40 different countries.

I am co-author of the book Creative Facilitation, and Creative Director of a range of facilitation training, from novice programs through to master classes.

You can contact me by emailing viv@mcwaters.com.au or calling +61 (0) 417 135 406

Client experience includes:

Planning and policy development workshops for Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; World Health Organisation (Geneva); Transport for Victoria; Transport Accident Commission; Vic Roads; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation; Murrindindi Shire Council; University of NSW; EPA Victoria.


Conference design for the Australian Red Cross; Radical Acts Melbourne.

In-house facilitation skills training for Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning; Alfred Health; Latrobe City Council; Surf Coast Shire; World Vision (UK); NSW Health. I also offer public facilitation skills training in Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Previous Career

After gaining qualifications in agricultural science and media studies, I worked in communications and community education roles in the agricultural, welfare, and sustainability sectors before founding my own business, Beyond the Edge.