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Joanne Alford

Joanne Alford has worked in education for almost 30 years. She has a vast amount of experience in a variety of different educational settings such as a remote Aboriginal community, a high performing International school (Malaysia) as well as teaching across independent, catholic and government sectors.  Joanne is currently the Principal of Berry Street School, a school for young people who have a history of disrupted learning through sustained absences and or adverse childhood experiences. The school uses the Berry Street Education model to help build positive learning partnerships with the students (many of whom have a learning disability). The school is a multi-campus school with campuses in Shepparton, Ballarat, Morwell and Noble park. She has a Masters in Positive Psychology which informs her work in teaching the skill of wellbeing to staff and implementing positive education in schools.

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I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.

Tim Livy

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan

Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s. 

Tania The Geelong College

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”


The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

Libby Fullard.

Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very  professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.

Paul Dillon

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle