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Credentials and Qualifications

BA, B Theol, M Ed, Dip Social Work.



Contact details:

Email: jeffdrane@gmail.com
Cell: 027 492 0250



My services

I am a qualified and experienced Facilitator of not-for-profit, faith-based organisations. I am also a Community Educator, Mentor and Supervisor. 

I offer community based facilitation that is creative, motivating and empowering. My expertise lies in helping not for profit organisations chart their own growth and attain long term rather than short term purpose.

I have been a community educator, coordinator and facilitator of community services for more than 25 years.

I passionately believe in what not-for-profit, faith-based organisations achieve in New Zealand society today.  While corporate and business sectors achieve the greatest profit, it’s the community sector that profits society the most.  I am very committed to working with not-for-profit organisations to raise professional standards in management and governance and help them achieve to their full potential.

My Experience

My experience includes working with:

  • Not-for-profit and faith based organisations that work with the homeless and disadvantaged.

  • Budgeting and Advocacy services

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and anti-racism education

  • Structural and Cultural Analysis

  • Community services within the mainline Churches

  • ACE adult education

  • Community Mental Health

  • School and Hospital Boards

  • Refugee and Migrant advocacy

  • Large social services organisations in Governance, Management, Organisational Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution and Succession Planning.

  • My philosophy

    While corporate and business sectors work for the greatest profit, I work for service of New Zealanders. My goal is to contribute to building a collaborative and liberating culture in my work as a Treaty educator, and facilitator. I have developed a collaborative and joyful way of working. I believe my methods provide the new way of being required if we are to survive as a species on a fragile planet.

    “I have been a community educator, coordinator and facilitator of community services for more than 25 years."

    Feedback

    “Jeff is a competent facilitator, smart, organised, creative and dedicated. He can be relied upon to plan carefully and motivate stakeholders.”
    (Anne-Marie McCarten, Chief Executive, St Vincent de Paul Society New Zealand)

    “I cannot thank Jeff enough for the wonderful work he has done assisting hundreds of people over the twenty one years of service in the community. I have appreciated his advice and willingness to share experiences with people most in need.
    (Annette King, MP for Rongotai)

    “Jeff has enabled the Sisters of Compassion to develop a Strategic Plan and he facilitates us in a review every six months, which we continue to use when making significant decisions.”
    (Sister Margaret Anne, Team Leader of Sisters of Compassion)