Here are some of the types of work we do

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Workshop & Meeting Facilitation

Supporting the group to all get on the same page, make sense of a situation, generate ideas and possibilities and build consensus on the way forward.

Think situations like…

  • Board level blue sky visioning, strategic thinking and scenario analysis

  • Executive level strategic planning and analysis

  • Team level business, operational and project planning

  • Project or community based action planning

  • Multi-level organisational or multi-stakeholder planning

  • Issues based planning

  • Training and capacity development workshops with teams and communities

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Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Bringing together people or organisations with diverse views and energies to address assumptions, explore ideas and seek common ground and empathy on the future.

Think situations like…

  • Complex multi-stakeholder engagement initiatives

  • Peak body or alliance level forums and planning

  • Multi-staged strategic planning with members

  • Issue specific community consultation forums

  • Project specific community consultation and Governmental reviews

  • Consultative internal reviews or planning processes

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Graphic Recording & Videography

Helping to turn your ideas, discussions and concepts from meetings and workshops into simple but powerful visual tools.

Think situations like…

  • A large visual mural to capture the themes and insights from your conference or symposium outputs

  • A visual journey map of your blue sky or leadership workshop

  • Digital sketchnotes and story maps to illustrate your vision, concept or project

  • Event videos that capture the key messages and energy of your workshops and consultation sessions

  • Attendee, member or consumer video diary / vox pop clips to bring a human edge to your day


We’re about more than just ‘facilitation’.

We understand that your session is just one small but super critical step in your strategic journey as a group or team.

So we work with you to integrate that critical step with the rest of your world by:


Integrating with your context

We’ll always meet for a face-to-face briefing (where physically possible) to understand your story, the work you’ve done to date, your expectations for the workshop and to co-design a bespoke approach.

Our workshops are never done in isolation of your context and we’ll always work with you to build on work already available.


Maximising your time together

We understand the effort it takes and the cost of pulling a group together, every minute is precious. So we’ll always look to incorporate the simplest, frictionless methodology and digital technology to help your group get the outcomes you’re after.

Our workshops are about respecting the rare time you’ve all got together by getting to work on robust discussions, learnings and decisions.


Kickstarting your communications

We know that the most critical period is the time between leaving a workshop on a high note and getting to action. Nothing kills momentum like waiting on workshop reports. So we provide options beyond the utilitarian workshop report such as infographics, posters and videos to get the ball rolling.

Our approach recognises that all the hard work done in the workshop is often just the start and that telling the story to the people outside the room is just as critical.

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Bevan Bessen

Bevan has been facilitating with groups and teams for 25+ years

He started life on a sheep farm, leaving to study agriculture and psychology

He was introduced to facilitation in 1990 and this participatory discipline has been the foundation of his work from that time.

Since then he has worked across diverse sectors including health, agriculture, environment, education, local Government, corporate, Indigenous, and community

In 2011, Bevan travelled to North America to qualify as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), through the International Association of Facilitators.

Bevan brings recognised and acknowledged facilitation expertise to Tuna Blue.

He is an inveterate collector of firewood and often spends Saturdays scouring verge collections for unloved jarrah rafters

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Will Bessen

Will has been facilitating and working with groups and teams for over 10 years

His facilitation skills are complimented by a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from UWA and completion of the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Will’s latest passion in the facilitation space is visual thinking, graphic recording and scribing. Take a look at some of his work.

He really enjoys cross cultural facilitation, having worked with over 40 Indigenous Corporations to build governance and business skills.

He’s also built digital technologies into his workshops to bring Tuna Blue up to a level of ‘real time reporting’ recently

Will has zen-like patience honed over 20 years as a tragic supporter of the Fremantle Dockers football team

Download Will’s 2019 CV/ Profile

We work with a great team of support staff and associates

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Lorraine Brady

Office Manager

Lorraine has been with Tuna Blue for 20+ years and manages the office and business operations.

She also provides logistics and desktop support on projects.

Lorraine has travelled and worked worldwide and brings extensive experience and a steady hand to projects.

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Rhys Jones

Associate Videographer

Rhys heads up Tiny Film Co and works with Tuna Blue to capture the stories and outcomes within our projects.

Working with Rhys allows us to boost your engagement value by providing you with timely web-ready videos to promote your event or project.

Rhys has worked to capture stories ranging from sheep producers to environmental activists and everything in between.

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