Welcome to Our Testimonials Page

We are always receiving emails and letters from clients & workshop/seminar participants thanking us for having made a difference in their lives; we thought you might like to read a selection of some of them too. Following testimonials is a list of groups / organisations the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. has worked with over the past four years.

Hi Peter

I just wanted to send a personal note of thanks to you for your presentation and contribution to the Embracing Change conference yesterday. This is the third time I have heard you present and I always come away inspired. I work with lots of different communities and often draw on the ideas and concepts I have learned from you and the Bank of Ideas….

Liz Storr, Storybox , Mandurah North, WA

Dear Peter

 We are on our holiday in Mexico and your site came up when I was searching for something and we wanted to say how impressed we are with your work and the bank of ideas that your communities work from. A simple note of appreciation that there are people in the world who promote a great way to think and act that benefits the entire community and leaves the self at the door!

 Mr and Mrs Mcintyre

Hi Peter

 I just stumbled across your website and wanted to extend my thanks for the generosity in sharing your resources. I am a new Teacher in the vocational sector doing some relief/sessional/contract teaching and currently have a group of Certificate III Community Services students learning about Community Development. My background is not in this area so your resources have been a welcome discovery…..

 Julian Eades, Tasmania

Hello Peter

 Wanted to forward my sincere gratitude after attending a presentation that you conducted at Wollongong Youth Services….. It was just wonderful to hear you speak! Really enjoyed hearing your passion and your willingness to do something with it! Thank you so much for your time coupled with your capacity to impart hope and inspiration….

 Maree Dalby, Mission Australia, Wollongong, NSW

Hello Peter

 Just wanted to say thanks again for the presentations you gave at the TACH Conference in Hobart at the end of September. It was wonderful to be able to listen to such a dynamic speaker and someone who has so much to share with others. I am already starting to look at ways that I can incorporate some of the ideas into my own community J so things can only get better from hereJ Also thanks for getting the Paul Born books posted to Tracey and myself, they arrived this week and I can’t wait to get into a little bit of weekend reading. All the best with your future endeavours and I hope to see you back in the wonderful state of Tassie soon.

 Alanna Hartog, Kommunity Kids , East Devonport, TAS

Somali youth strategy

Organisations and Groups with whom the Bank of I.D.E.A.S has undertaken work projects with in the last four years:

  • AFAC and Bushfire CRC
  • Amiri Diwan (Kuwait)
  • Anglicare (Parramatta)
  • Anglicare (TAS)
  • Asset Based Community Development Institute (USA)
  • Auckland City Council (NZ)
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Baptistcare (SA)
  • Baptistcare (WA)
  • Bay of Plenty Chamber of Commerce (NZ)
  • Balranald Council (NSW)
  • Benalla Rural City Council (Vic)
  • Bendigo Bank (NSW)
  • Berri Barmera Council (SA)
  • Blenheim Council (NZ)
  • Boddington High School (WA)
  • Buloke Shire (Vic)
  • Business Retention and Expansion International (USA)
  • Catholic Education Commission (SA)
  • Catholic Education Commission (WA)
  • Celebrity Speakers (NZ)
  • Central Highlands Regional Council (QLD)
  • Central Highlands Development Corporation (QLD)
  • Central Otago District Council (NZ)
  • Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership (Canada)
  • Centre for Rural Leadership (Canada)
  • Chathams Island Enterprise Trust (NZ)
  • Churches of Christ (SA)
  • City of Brimbank (Vic)
  • City of Glen Eira (Vic)
  • City of Gosnells(WA)
  • City of greater Geelong (Vic)
  • City of Greater Geraldton (WA)
  • City of Melton (Vic)
  • City of Nedlands (WA)
  • City of Stirling (WA)
  • City of Subiaco (WA)
  • Clubs WA
  • Coastal Communities Network (Canada)
  • Coffs Harbour City Council (NSW)
  • Coleambally CREATE (NSW)
  • Community Trust of Southland (NZ)
  • Country Fire Association (Victoria)
  • Dampier Community Association (WA)
  • Darling Range Connect (WA)
  • Deaf Aotearoa (NZ)
  • Department of Child Protection and Family Support (WA)
  • Department of Education and Communities (NSW)
  • Department of Families, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs (Federal)
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services (WA)
  • Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)
  • Department of Local Government and Communities (WA)
  • Destination Fiordland (NZ)
  • District High School Principal’s Association (WA)
  • Eastern Eyre Health Service (SA)
  • Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • Federation of Caatholic School Parent Communities (SA)
  • EXULT (NZ)
  • FRFANC Conference (NZ)
  • Fusion Halifax (Canada)
  • Geelong Region Local learning and Employment Network (Vic)
  • General Organisation of Youth and Sports (Bahrain)
  • Glengarry Trust (NZ)
  • Glenelg Shire Council (VIC)
  • Groote Eyelandt Archipelago Youth Strategy Steering Committee (NT)
  • Greater Shepparton City Council (VIC)
  • Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation (NT)
  • Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (NT)
  • Health department (WA)
  • Heritage International Ltd (NZ)
  • Housing New Zealand (NZ)
  • ICMI Speakers
  • Inspiring Communities (NZ)
  • International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace (WA)
  • International Labour Office (Pacific)
  • Invercargill Council (NZ)
  • Kaiapoi Baptist Church (NZ)
  • Kalamunda Probus Club (WA)
  • Kawerau District Council (NZ)
  • Knox City Council (VIC)
  • Lake Macquarie Council (NSW)
  • LafaekDiak (Timor-Leste)
  • La Ronge Community Futures (Canada)
  • Learning Centre Link (WA)
  • LinkWest (WA)
  • Lighthouse Community Care (NSW)
  • Lord Howe Island Board (NSW)
  • Loxton Chamber of Commerce (SA)
  • Magnetic Island Development Association (QLD)
  • Mainstreet Australia
  • Manningham City Council (Vic)
  • Marton Community Development Project (NZ)
  • Maryborough City Council (QLD)
  • Men’s Shed Association (WA)
  • Ministry Formation Program, Catholic Theological college (SA)
  • Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development (UAE)
  • Ministry of Social Development (NZ)
  • MOHOW (Vic)
  • Moree Council (NSW)
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (Vic)
  • Murchison Community Resource Centre (NZ)
  • National Mainstreet Conference
  • Nazareth Catholic College (SA)
  • Newcastle City Council (NSW)
  • Northern Regions Council (SA)
  • Northern Rivers Regional Council (NSW)
  • Norfolk Island Tourism Centre
  • Novaknowledge (Canada)
  • Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development (Canada)
  • NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW)
  • Oasis Church, Blenheim (NZ)
  • Office of Communities (NSW)
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Canada)
  • Ontario Rural Council (Canada)
  • Orana Area Consultative Committee (NSW)
  • Otgao Community Trust (NZ)
  • Patterson Stadium (WA)
  • Pickering Brook Social Club (WA)
  • Pride in Putaruru (NZ)
  • Project Mataura Board (NZ)
  • Putaruru Pride (NZ)
  • Rangitikei District Council (NZ)
  • Regional Development Australia (Pilbara)
  • Regional Development Australia (Riverina)
  • Riverina Area Consultative Committee (NSW)
  • Rotorua Council
  • Ruepehu Council (NZ)
  • Rural City of Benalla (Vic)
  • Rural City of Wangaratta (Vic)
  • Rural HealthWest (WA)
  • Sacred Heart School, Goomalling (WA)
  • Sagehill Community Futures (Canada)
  • Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre (SA)
  • Saxton Speakers Bureau
  • SEGRA Conference
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale Men’ Shed
  • Shellharbour City Council (NSW)
  • Shire of Golden Plains (Vic)
  • Shire of Halls Creek (WA)
  • Shire of Kalamunda (WA)
  • Shire of Mansfield (Vic)
  • Shire of Moira (Vic)
  • Shire of Moorabool (Vic)
  • Shire of Mt Remarkable (SA)
  • Shire of Roebourne (WA)
  • Shire of Yarra Ranges (Vic)
  • SouthAlive (NZ)
  • South Australian Rural Health (SA)
  • Southern Grampians Shire (Vic)
  • Southern Rural Fire Authority (NZ)
  • Southland Community Trust (NZ)
  • Spreyton Baptist Church (NZ)
  • Subiaco Business Association (WA)
  • Tasman District Council (NZ)
  • Tasmanian Association of Community Houses (Tas)
  • Taupo Council (NZ)
  • The Ontario Rural Council (Canada)
  • Tourism Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Toy Library Association of WA
  • Town of Provost (Canada)
  • Town of Victoria Park (WA)
  • The Regional Development Company Ltd (Vic)
  • UNDP (Bahrain)
  • UNDP (Kuwait)
  • UNDP (UAE)
  • UNICEF Somalia
  • UNICEF Yemen
  • University Club (WA)
  • University of Wollongong (NSW)
  • Unitingcare, Port Adelaide (SA)
  • Uniting communities (SA)
  • Wagga City Council (NSW)
  • Wellington Shire Council (Vic)
  • Wentworth Council (NSW)
  • West Australian Football Commission (WA)
  • Whakatane Rotary Club (NZ)
  • Wodonga Council (VIC)
  • You We Me US Project (NZ)