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Organisation Development, Process Facilitation, Training and Coaching.

footsteps  Practitioners


Davine Thaw
Organisation Development Practitioner

Davine and a colleague conceptualised and developed the Facilitator Development Programme which has been run over 45 times in South Africa and 8 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Davine has conducted OD, evaluation and training related processes across a wide range of sectors. Davine has 24 years experience in managing and directing NGOs and over 30 years experience in the field of Organisation Development, process facilitation and training. Davine's passion is working for environmental and social justice and building strong movements for change.

She has also written and published the Ideas for a Change series of publications which provide ideas and processes for working in organisations and with organisational change.

Davine is co-author (with Warren Banks) of Facilitating Development Processes, an 8-part publication on facilitation practice. All these publications are available from footsteps  .

Warren Banks
Organisation Change and Development Practitioner

Warren has worked in the field of OD and change, mainly with development sector organisations, for the past decade. His main professional practice is process facilitation. He is particularly interested in supporting organisations to move through and past "stuckness" and redefine their ways of being and working (strategy, structure, processes and relationships).

He also has a strong interest in personal and professional development processes. His training experience includes running the Facilitator Development Programme over the past seven years. He has delivered the programme as an open course in South Africa and Ghana, as well as offering client-specific training in facilitation.

Anita Simon:
Organisation Development Practitioner

Anita is a development practitioner working with civil society organisations (CSOs) on a wide range of social development processes. This includes:

  • Facilitation
    Organisation Development and strengthening, formative monitoring and evaluation and, partnership building and training.
  • Coaching
    Anita is a qualified coach including stress and trauma coaching using the TRE approach.
  • Leadership
    professional and personal development

She trains the Facilitator Development Programme as well as customised facilitation skills training in South Africa, Angola and Mozambique. She speaks English, Portuguese and Norwegian fluently and is able to interpret across all three.

She brings many years of leadership experience from both the Norwegian public sector and the NGO/non-profit sector.She is committed to constructive change and creative solutions, particularly in diverse settings: Yes the goal IS to change the world, one room at a time.

Tsitsi Maradze:
Organisation Development Practitioner

Tsitsi is a development practitioner with thirteen years experience working especially with civil society organisations in Southern and East Africa Regions. Since 1999, she has provided services in Organisation Development, change management, institutional development, project cycle management, strategic planning & management, leadership development and capacity strengthening across diverse sectors that civil society organisations work.

She is also a short-term consultant to a wide range of organisations since 2007 and has provided technical support and guidance to clients including the Malawian and Zimbabwean governments.


Sunjay Panday
Organisation Development Practitioner

Sunjay has worked in the development sector for 20 years. During this period he has gained extensive experience in the fields of project planning/development and management, administration, financial management, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, public sector reform and general management.

He has assisted many NGOs in setting up monitoring and evaluation systems. With specific reference to the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) to Project Planning and Management, has worked extensively in this discipline with various NGOs, development agencies as well as some government departments.

Sunjay has extensive work experience in Africa including co-training on an introduction to facilitation and OD over 2 years, training the FDP and worked on a bilateral project between the governments of South Africa and South Sudan. A major deliverable was the development of a strategic plan for South Sudan's Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Pam Picken
Leadership in Development

Pam Picken, Leadership in Development, holds a B.A. Degree, a Graduate Certificate in Education and an H.E.D Post-Graduate Pre-Primary (with distinction).

She has worked passionately in the field of early childhood development for 36 years - as a teacher; as a consultant to Rainbow Chicken Farms Corporate Social Investment; for 13 years as Director of TREE, one of the longest serving and largest of the ECD Resource and Training Organisations in South Africa; in ECD consultancy and research.

Pam retired in December 2011 as Director of TREE, Training and Resources in Early Education. Under Pam's leadership, TREE grew from a position of crisis, a staff of 55 & a budget of R1.5 million to become a leading ECD organisation with a staff of over 200, a budget of almost R20 million & implementing cutting edge ECD programmes throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal, impacting on thousands of vulnerable young children, their families and communities.

In 1995, Pam was awarded the Sanlam Bridge Builder Award by Archbishop Tutu for her voluntary work with ECD in a rural community and in 2005, she was nominated for the ShopRite Checkers Woman of the Year Award.

In 2012/2013 Pam co-facilitated the SALGA (South African Local Government Association) ECD Workshops and Report on local government's roles and responsibilities for young children; together with Linda Biersteker updated the ETDP SETA ECD Sector Skills Plan; and together with Linda Biersteker completed the ECD NPO

Survey research and report for Ilifa Labantwana.

Pam continues her ECD consultancy work through working with varied entities (NPOs, ECD networks, donors, business and government departments) to increase access to quality ECD services and programmes.

Pam has completed the NeuroLeadership Institute Executive Coaching course, ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited, and continues her passion and work for young children through Leadership in Development - supporting, mentoring and coaching leaders in the ECD, children's & development sector to maximise their potential!


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Training : Leadership Development for ECD and NPO's

LFA ( Logical Framework Approach) for Project Planning
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Facilitator Development Programme
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