Holly Hammond is Plan to Win’s founder, director and principal facilitator and trainer. Holly brings over twenty years of experience in social movements to her work as an educator, facilitator and mentor. She is passionate about planning, developing coalitions, ending oppression, building community and assisting activists and community workers to lead balanced and rewarding lives.
Holly has been facilitating groups since she first became politically active at high school in the early 1990s. She has experience of activism in a number of social movements, including youth rights, women’s liberation, sex industry law reform, labour rights, peace and environmentalism. She has been employed in a diverse range of community based organisations in advocacy, publications, organising, policy, management and community development roles.
Since 2005 Holly’s work has been focused on supporting social movements. She ran a consultancy with this focus for many years, worked with the Change Agency 2006–2011, and established Plan to Win in August 2011. She has provided training and facilitation services for a broad range of Australian campaigning organisations, from small grassroots groups to large NGOs.
In addition to many years of learning-through-doing Holly has found the time to complete a BA in History and Politics, a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy, Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment, ‘Super T’ training of trainers by Training for Change (Toronto, 2006), SmartMeme’s Advanced Story-based Strategy Practitioner’s Training (California, 2011), ACTU’s Organising Foundations, Open Space Technology facilitation training, and Professional Supervision Training.
For further details see Holly’s LinkedIn profile.
Plan to Win also engages guest speakers and co-facilitators with complementary skills and experience in campaigning, strategising, community development, nonviolent direct action, communications, and online campaigning.
Naomi Blackburn is a facilitator and activist educator who supports campaign groups in decision making and strategy development. She enjoys working with large groups to find common ground across a diversity of political viewpoints. She is an associate with the Change Agency.
Naomi is a co-convenor of the Melbourne Campaigners’ Network.
Nicola Paris has over a decade of activist experience with a range of organisations and grassroots groups across Australia. Nicola has supported, organised or facilitated workshops, nonviolent direct action training and capacity building for a diverse range of community campaigns around Australia. In 2012 Nicola founded CounterAct which seeks to support communities working for environmental and social justice with training.
Nicola is a co-convenor of the Melbourne Campaigners’ Network.