Stakeholder Engagement Lead | Partners for Possibility
Prior to joining Partners for Possibility, Robyn Whittaker spent 15 years as family doctor. She has had a long-standing interest in education and community cohesion, and in the role of community leaders in creating positive growth. In her role as Stakeholder Engagement Lead for Partners for Possibility, Robyn brings together business leaders, school principals and all manner of specialist resources to create powerful change in schools.
Partners for Possibility is a transformational leadership development program in which business leaders are partnered with school principals. Together the pair embark on a co-action, co-learning leadership journey which has as its goal the transformation of the school they are working with, and the capacitation of the principal for his or her leadership task. The Partners for Possibility model of building leadership capacity at under-resourced schools has been running for 6 years, and has seen 500+ partnerships developed. The model uses the theories of Asset-Based Community Development and Frugal Innovation to address the unique challenges facing each participating school.