helps groups achieve
their collective potential.
When the combined wisdom and shared resources of a group of people are brought together, great outcomes are possible.
Too often, this potential is only partially realised.
We help groups to be more effective by working with them to co-create clearer objectives, greater alignment and stronger connections within teams, across organisations and with stakeholders.
We provide strategy, engagement and facilitation services to organisations transforming urban places, protecting and enhancing natural systems, and supporting community health and wellbeing.
We work with teams, businesses, and cross-organisational groups to provide:
strategic advice and support to enhance
program and project planning and delivery
internal and external stakeholder engagement, including Aboriginal engagement
- facilitation design and delivery for small and large groups, including online facilitation.
We collaborate with clients and their stakeholders to support the effective development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, programs and on-ground projects.
provides strategic advisory, stakeholder engagement and group facilitation services.
Ross was born on Noongar Country in South-West Western Australia and lives on Wurundjeri-Willam (Woiwurrung) Country in Melbourne.
Ross is a creative and collaborative strategist and facilitator. He is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of groups working to reconnect our built and natural systems and our communities, and is interested in exploring and understanding the spaces between individuals, groups and organizations.
His professional journey spans local and state government, niche and international consulting, and national research programs. He has worked
with clients, stakeholders and communities across Australia, South-East Asia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
His strategy, engagement and facilitation skills are underpinned by a technical background in waterway planning and management, and designing urban ecological landscapes.
He has environmental engineering and geographic information systems qualifications, and is completing a Diploma of Facilitation. Ross is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN), and Australian Water Association (AWA).
Ross Allen, Creative Director
Clients and Collaborators
Our clients include state and local government, water corporations, research institutes and not-for-profit organisations:
Cardinia Shire Council
City of Knox
City of Wyndham
City of Whittlesea
CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Dept. of Environment Land Water and Planning
Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre
Mornington Shire Council
Regional Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV)
Wurundjeri Tribe Council.
We love collaborating with other organisations working to create better urban environments and stronger communities. Our collaborators include:
Hodyl + Co
Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University
Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University
Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Sixfold Consulting Group
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
We have a strategic collaboration agreement with Loci Environment & Place, a multi-disciplinary not-for-profit organisation that provides advisory service to government, business and community.
We also have access leading urban
planning, design and sustainability
capabilities via Loci Collective.
Understanding and quantifying local government
integrated water management transitions
- Melbourne Water -
Co-developing a business strategy for building
- Clearwater -
Review and advice on wetlands centre feasibility
and preliminary site impact assessment
- Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre / Loci Environment and Place -
Contact us to discuss how we can help your group achieve their collective potential.