Anniversary INDIA Nov 2015 Facilitators

Mike Dendle:

Mike DendleMike was involved with Oxfam Australia for over 20 years and has now established the Centre for Social Response. He has travelled extensively in India with groups from Australia and elsewhere and has many years experience organising learning and travel  to India. He has a passion for assisting people in understanding the empowering processes involved in village and community organising. Mike will be accompanying the group throughout the journey in India.



Susan Black :

susan  black Susan currently works as a Director  in Queensland for Social Ventures Australia.  She is also a board member of Oxfam Australia.

Susan has many years experience with travel in India and has guided small groups both in India and Ethiopia. She loves travel and sharing with others her understanding of India and how it’s colourful communities can create change, especially for women. Susan will ensure each person’s experience will be as full as possible


Julia Zimmerman:

Julia is currently an organisational development consultant. Her work focuses on building the capacity of leaders and groups to work more effectively together and to design and facilitate change. A particular interest is on developing the skills to have effective and difficult conversations. She has had over 25 years experience working at senior levels, including at the government/community interface in the vocational education sector in Queensland. Julia has facilitated many of our trips to India.



Mrs Harvinder Bedi:

Affectionately known as Mini, Mrs Bedi is the managing director of the Indian NGO the Development Support Team and is a member of the International Association for Community Development. She was for over 30 years the India field director for Community Aid Abroad and subsequently Oxfam Australia. Mini also has over 20 years experience in study tours and travel programs throughout India and has endeared herself to many groups from Australia. She brings a wealth of practical experience and understanding through her membership of grassroot organisations and has many stories of village level change and development.

  • Anniversary India 2015

    See the World through different eyes!

    An anniversary travel experience for
      • Those who have travelled with us previously
      • Reliving some of the excitement of the CLP trips
      • Meeting old friends and partners in India
      • Catching up with where Development thinking is at

    NOVEMBER 2015


    If you want to see the cities & sights, be inspired, see some solutions to poverty and injustice, experience the culture and village life, and travel with others you can talk to, then you may be one of those who would enjoy our ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY TO INDIA.

    This is a unique 18 day travel and learning journey. It is designed for those who have travelled with us over the past 20 years and are keen to reconnect with India, catch up with the development thinking currently as well as Indian friends and guides, and travel with like minded people keen to enjoy each others company. We also welcome partners or those who are coming for the first time seeking a personal experience that covers both urban and rural  India. It will gently open you to the culture, people and development issues in modern India.

    Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we reconnect with people and together experience and discuss India …development …social issues

    Information on details and costs

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