John Faisandier

TUF: Thriving Under Fire Programme Developer and Workshop Facilitator

John has a Masters in Adult Education (with distinction), degrees in Anthropology and Theology, is a qualified psychodramatist and a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama (TEP).

He has been a member of the New Zealand Association of Training and Development for over 15 years, including holding office at regional and national levels. John is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA) and chair of its Ethics Committee; an accredited speaker member of The National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ); and on the Ethics Committee of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC). He is a trainer in the Wellington Institute for Training in Psychodrama.

John has come across angry and aggressive people in many different settings throughout his working life. For 11 years he worked in Church ministry, in teaching and pastoral care. He worked in the Race Relations Office for over three years as an educator and mediator, and Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs, for nearly five years where he was the psychodramatist, clinical supervisor and trainer of counsellors. It was here he worked with many angry people and developed an understanding of them and their processes which he has incorporated into the TUF programme.

In recent times he has consulted and trained in a number of organisations in New Zealand and the Pacific and has an understanding of the cross-cultural issues involved in customer service and communication.

“John’s lively and humorous approach made for a really great session”
conference participant 2006
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