NW Surat Projects, Powerlink Queensland (2013 – 2014)
During 2013-2014, Leisa Prowse Consulting provided strategic stakeholder engagement advice in relation to Powerlink’s easement and substation acquisition projects in the NW Surat. Leisa provided individual engagement skills coaching to Powerlink staff and developed and delivered a stakeholder engagement skills training package.
Leisa also facilitated a number of key meetings between Powerlink and community members in relation to the projects.
Draft Integrated Transport Land Use Strategy, Parsons Brinckerhoff (2013)
In February 2013 the South Australian Government announced that it had secured Commonwealth funding to undertake an integrated transport and land use strategy (ITLUS). The strategy, designed to guide private, state, federal and local government investment into the transport system for the next 30 years, would consider input gathered from key stakeholders during the development of the draft.
Leisa Prowse Consulting was engaged by Parsons Brinckerhoff in May 2013 to provide strategic stakeholder engagement advice and peer review to the draft ITLUS project team. This included helping to set-up the communication strategy framework and preparing a draft report outline.
Security of Electricity Supply to Stanthorpe Post Project Review Workshop, Ergon Energy (2013)
In November 2013, Leisa Prowse Consulting was engaged by Ergon Energy to facilitate a post project review workshop, designed specifically to capture feedback on the Community Reference Group (CRG) that was established as part of the Project. This work included preparing for and facilitating the workshop in Warwick, and helping the client to collate and analyse feedback captured during the workshop.
The workshop in Warwick was attended by Ergon Energy staff, external stakeholders and community members. Workshop participants explored the CRG process, identifying key lessons that could be applied to future Ergon Energy projects.
Queensland Education Accord Summit, Department of Education, Training and Employment (2014)
In August 2014, Leisa Prowse Consulting was engaged by the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) to provide facilitation services for the Queensland Education Accord Summit. The Summit was held in Brisbane in September 2014 and attended by more than 450 delegates including all Queensland Members of Parliament.
Leisa Prowse worked with the DETE project team to design the summit process, ensuring that activities would elicit valuable information to map-out the future of education in Queensland and inform a 30 year vision. This included the preparation of detailed run sheets, guide for zone and table facilitators, and facilitation kits that would lead the delegates at each table through the discussion activities.
As the Lead Facilitator, Leisa provided a detailed briefing for all facilitators before the Summit. She was also the key escalation point managing facilitation issues as they emerged during the Summit. She worked closely with the DETE team to support John Daley from the Grattan Institute in his role as Master of Ceremonies, providing feedback from delegates to inform the discussion as the Summit progressed.
Photographs of the Queensland Education Accord Summit are provided by Profile Photographics.
Landholder Engagement and Land Access Change Management Strategy, Powerlink Queensland (2014)
During 2014, Leisa Prowse worked with Powerlink’s Landholder Relations Group to develop a Landholder Engagement and Land Access Change Management Strategy. This strategy defined the approach required to drive changes in Powerlink’s landholder engagement and land access practices and to embed the implementation of Powerlink’s Land Access Protocol (LAP) throughout the organisation.
The strategy included a summarised and detailed Development and Implementation Plan, with the summary providing a traffic light assessment of progress in implementing the change management activities across a five year time frame.
Leisa developed key change management activities articulated in the strategy, including preparing an awareness raising presentation for Powerlink staff, an outline of requirements for note taking training, and a framework for baseline internal and external research requirements. Leisa also contributed towards the development of a supporting Change Management Communication Plan, and managed the process to implement changes to the Employee and Contractor Codes of Conduct to reflect the requirements of the LAP.
Since establishing in 2013, we have also worked with other consultants to deliver work for Gold Coast City Council, Gosford City Council, Wyong Shire Council and Santos.