About the Australian Community Engagement Foundation

The vision for the foundation is to provide access to leading practice, research and training in community engagement. The intended recipients of the foundations activities are individuals, community organisations and agencies who might otherwise be excluded.

The foundation is a not-for-profit research and community education organisation that relies on government and private sector funds to meet its community objectives.

About the Founders

Barbara and Brenton Chappell have been actively involved in community services since the mid 1980’s. They now specialise in the research and practice of community connections and engagement. They have an established track record of working with local and state government, and not for profit organisations, particularly in the development, review and improvement of community engagement frameworks. They provide community engagement training for staff and community groups and organisations, and facilitate connections between communities, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies.

Both Barbara and Brenton have extensive knowledge and experience in community engagement, and over the past few years, have studied and worked internationally to develop a sound knowledge of deliberative processes which they view as important to the progression towards community governance and capacity building in organisations and communities.
Click to read more about Barbara & Brenton’s detailed experience.

Please direct all enquiries through the contact button on our website or phone Barbara on 0429 155 743 or Brenton on 0409 155 743.

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Barbara and Brenton Chappell hold Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and Barbara is licensed to teach IAP2 International courses.

To register for Local Government Training courses run by Barbara (IAP2 Foundations included), click here to book directly with the Local Government Association.

To register for other courses run by Barbara, go to http://www.iap2trainers.com.au/


 State Development Community Engagement Ninjas who completed their engagement training in June 2015

State Development Community Engagement Ninjas who completed their engagement training in June 2015