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Building the effectiveness and
impact of extension practitioners



G’day, and welcome to Enablers of Change. This is a place where we’ll share our thoughts and ideas about enabling change. 

We’ll share our insights about different topics around enabling change, particularly agricultural extension. Join us on our journey of discovery as we explore different elements of enabling change in agricultural industries and regional communities, and we’re always curious about what’s happening in other fields of study too. 

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Our approach

We understand you like to receive different types of media depending on your context. So we're offering a smorgasbord...
Blog posts

If you want to learn something quickly, then you most likely want to read a blog post.


If you're a traveller, you'll probably appreciate listening to a podcast with good clear audio.


If you prefer full engagement, then sit back and watch our YouTube videos.

Online courses

Deep dive and improve your understanding by undertaking an online course.


Our team

We have a diverse range of experiences and ideas that we'd like to share with you!
John James

Hobart, Australia

John is passionate about enabling change and innovation, and helping others to learn and build their capacity in this area. For his PhD, he investigated the factors that affect the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies. Read more...

Denise Bewsell

Christchurch, New Zealand

Denise loves chocolate! She wishes she worked as a taste tester for Whittaker’s Chocolates but instead spends her days helping support facilitators …with Whittaker’s chocolate usually! Read more...


Our blog

Here are some of our thoughts. We don’t want this to be a one-way conversation, so join in and add your comments!

What is action learning?

Maybe like us you’ve heard people use the term ‘action learning’ and you’ve wondered whether it’s as simple as it sounds or whether there’s

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Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you with any questions or suggestions that you may have.
Simply send us a quick email to [email protected].
If you’re ever in Hobart (for John) or Christchurch (for Denise), let us know and we’d enjoy catching up with you!

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia and Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand.