Giving real people a collaborative role in big systems

Let’s step into a more cocreative future, where everyone is inspired and empowered to play an active role shaping the world around them.

I specialise in strategy and processes for participation & collaboration, with a particular interest in active citizenship & creative enterprise.

Consulting | Facilitation | Events

John Baxter
0405 447 829 | john@jsbaxter.com.au | @jsbaxter_

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Methodologies_____

Art of Hosting including Open Space, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry | Collective Impact | Asset Based Community Development | community organising

Networks_____

I draw on my own broad experience and expertise, also bringing in any specialist skills needed, drawing on networks of the most innovative practitioners from around the country.

History_____

Government employee and strategy consulting, collaboration in non-profit and community groups, community social change projects and startup enterprise strategy.

Including CoCreate Adelaide | Victorian Auditor-General’s Office | Majoran Distillery | Global Sustainability Jam (Eco Jam Adelaide) | Towards a City of Entrepreneurs’ forums with Adelaide City Council | Red Cross Migration Support Programs

I have been a participant in several events run by John Baxter and have enjoyed all of them. They are always well organised and extremely rewarding for the participants. John has a unique approach to facilitation and brings a high energy to the events that tends to be contagious for the participants. He also has a strong skill in bringing out all different opinions and thoughts from the participants, even the quieter persons in the room. This all leads to a fantastic end result that is well processed, based on input from everybody and better than the expectations. No business or NFP can afford not to engage his methodologies and leadership. I can strongly recommend John for any project involving challenging existing paradigms or business/organisational models where a co-creation approach will not only create a sustainable solution, but also bring everyone on-board at the very beginning of the project.
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John Saldin, Small Business Advisor, Saldin.com.au