Margaret Devlin is a highly qualified professional facilitator, consultant and executive coach with over 30 years’ experience. Her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Behaviour. In addition, she is an accredited administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI), Values in Action (VIAMe®), Spiral Dynamics Integral®, and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Margaret is Managing Partner of the Centre for Organisation Development, and founder of the OD Professionals - a membership network for people with an interest in Organisation Development. Margaret is regularly invited to speak at conferences and meetings both in Australia and overseas. She is also a Registered OD Professional with the International Registry of Organization Development. She is also a member of the Project Advisory Group for the Joan Kirner Young & Emerging Women Leaders Program and as a a member of the Victorian Public Service Commission, VLA panel of Executive Coaches.
Margaret’s broad experience including being Mayor of a large metropolitan council, a coach and mentor to CEOs, executive, senior and frontline managers, and membership on a number of not-for-profit boards and committees gives her a unique perspective of issues facing business leaders and managers in their interface with staff, clients and the community.
She has significant experience working in government, the private sector and higher education with both academic and professional leaders and managers. She successfully works with executive, senior and frontline leaders, who work in an increasingly complex and demanding environments. She believes that building self-awareness and self-confidence as professional managers – beyond being technical or subject matter expertise is critical to being able to engage and inspire energy and vitality in their teams and their organisational culture.
Having worked extensively as a facilitator, coach and consultant in multiple organisational contexts, she is critically aware of and understands contemporary leadership and management challenges – working in politically sensitive environments of diminishing resources and increased expectations, changing community values and service expectations.
Margaret also has a very strong background in policy development, whole-scale change, and strategic planning. She has trained and facilitated groups and teams at all levels in organisations, specialising in leadership development, cultural change and team strengthening.
Margaret is known for her positive approach and her sharp analytical mind. Her work is an extension of her passion to take care of the human side of enterprise – to create sustainable workplaces, where both business and people outcomes can be achieved.
Margaret's dynamic style and her passion and commitment for personal and professional development ensure her sessions are worthwhile, challenging, effective and motivating.