About Rebecca Leach Professional Development
​​"Thank you for going above and beyond - For guiding us, inspiring us, supporting us, mentoring us and teaching us with your amazing ways. You're the best" Jolene (Community Services)

It is important that I continue to 'sharpen the tools in my own toolbox.' To maintain and enhance my knowledge and skills I use a 70:20:10 framework. 70% of my learning and development is from experience. For over 20 years I have been experientially learning by working in leadership positions within the community services and education sectors throughout Australia (including working for the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre, Lifeline and The Benevolent Society). To ensure that I have current industry skills I continue to practice as a Counsellor. 20% of my learning and development is from exposure. My social learning includes networking and receiving feedback, coaching, mentoring and supervision.

10% of my learning and development is from education. My formal learning has included studying a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Disability Studies, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Social Work, Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, Diploma of Community Education, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Children's Services, Diploma of Leisure and Health, Diploma of Training Design and Development, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Advocacy, Certificate IV in Aged Care, Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Certificate III in Community Services, Certificate III in Disability, Certificate III in Mental Health and Certificate III in Youth Work. In addition I am currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council).
I hope that I can support your professional development by facilitating person centred Nuts and Bolts Workshops (and supportive eLearning and distance education) and Bec-Spoke On Site Training that meets your needs (as part of your 10% formal learning and development). I would like to provide you with ongoing support to assist in your 20% exposure learning and development (including providing you with coaching and assisting you to share information with your team, organisation and sector) and 70% experiential learning and development (such as empowering you to apply knowledge and skills).
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Bec-Spoke On Site Training and Consultancy​ 
"The Nuts and Bolts Workshops and Bec-Spoke On Site Training provided by Rebecca Leach Professional Development has been excellent, as is the knowledge and experience of Rebecca. She manages to pack a lot of information into a very short time frame but in a way that is both enjoyable and educational. A key to the success of the training is the way that Rebecca builds up a rapport with the attendees in no time and provides practical examples on the subjects, which makes the training highly participatory and inclusive." Maria (Carer Support)​

Sometimes, due to the nature of the work (including time and budget constraints) it can be challenging to focus on reflection and continuous improvement. However, I believe that integrating workforce development (such as a 70:20:10 framework) into day to day operations enhances flexible, innovative, person centred service delivery, which leads to improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities. In addition, workforce development can assist organisations to become person-centred and improve staff and volunteer recruitment, development and retention practices.

Recently, I have supported organisations throughout Australia, including volunteers and staff from Allity, Alzheimer's Australia, Anglicare, Advanced Personnel Management, Baptist Care, Carer Support, Centacare, Community Health, Council, Defence Community Organisation, Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Edmen Group, Endeavour Foundation, Guide Dogs, Jewish Community Services, Junction Australia, Lady Gowrie, Legacy Australia, Life Without Barriers, Lutheran Services, Mental Illness Fellowship, Mission Australia, National Disability Insurance Agency, Relationships Australia, Salvation Army, Save the Children, School, Smith Family, Uniting Care, Young Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association.​​ 

This has included facilitating Bec-Spoke On Site Training, presenting at conferences and providing consultancy services throughout Australia in relation to boundaries, case management, conflict management, communication skills, co-morbidity, counselling, documentation, emotional intelligence, leadership, managing change, mental health, mindfulness, person centred practice, understanding self harm, suicide prevention, responding to aggressive behaviour, trauma informed practice and vicarious trauma. 

I hope to support your learning and development by facilitating Bec-Spoke On Site Training. This is interactive professional development (not 'chalk and talk') customised to meet the needs of your organisation. My focus is on providing practical strategies and ongoing implementation support. Please note that I am also able to present at conferences and to provide consultancy services.
Rebecca Leach Professional Development
Accidental Counsellor
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Workplace Planning Toolkit (Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council)

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Contact Rebecca Leach Professional Development​ 
Phone: 0481882490
Email: rebecca@rlpd.com.au

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