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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas Ron has taught VCE English and literature for 20 years.

His company, Speak With Power, trains student speakers – primary and secondary – in all states of Australia and Bangkok. He has been running teacher professional development in oral communication across Australia for nearly a decade and uses Drama skills to enhance presentation skills.

Ron was commissioned to write the speech that won the NSW Junior Championships. He is a debating trainer and has twice coached teams to the DAV Grand Final. Ron is a Gold Level Toastmaster and winner of District Humorous Speaking Championships. His seminars are always highly interactive, active and fun.

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

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

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

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

Paul Dillon

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

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


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

Libby Fullard.

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

Tim Livy

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