About

Background

Arlene Quinn is an executive management professional with experience in communication and personal development, workplace and organisational development, leadership, learning and development project management, and organisational/team coaching and education.

Arlene uses her blend of life experiences – tertiary health professional, teaching, and business qualifications – in her work. Recognised as an expert networker with a special talent for connecting people to get things done, Arlene, a registered nurse and communications specialist, has studied people to people communication over the past 20 years.

Tertiary Qualifications

  • Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia – Master of Commerce Human Resource Development with Distinction 1999
  • Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia – Post-Graduate Diploma Human Resource Development 1996 (Students Award 1997)
  • Sheffield City Polytechnic Social Dimensions of Health BA (Hons) 1990
  • Huddersfield Polytechnic Certificate in Education with Distinction 1983
  • University of London – Diploma of Nursing 1981

Change Management Experience

Past projects include:

  • facilitating not for profit executive groups to review strategic plans
  • creating a bureau service in human resource development for Royal Perth Hospital. Development, implementation and evaluation of organisational staff development policies and plans for 4,000 staff
  • redesigning JDFs (Job Definition Formats) for nursing service into competency-based performance management system for nursing staff that assists with individual development
  • consulting on a formal mentoring program at DOIR (Department of Industry and Resources)
  • initiated workforce development at Disability Services Commission

Facilitation Experience

Arlene has extensive experience with facilitation with small and large groups to assist the group to focus and use a process to keep on track. A scope of facilitation is developed that meets the organisational and group needs, while accounting for stakeholder views. Government departments, companies and associations worked with include:

  • Aurenda Business Planning
  • ACSWA: Strategic Planning for Board
  • Canning Division of General Practice : GPs and Practice Nurses
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services –Integration Facilitation
  • Curtin University – School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
  • Community West- Strategic planning
  • Dale Cottages, Armadale Strategic Planning
  • Dept of Health: Clinical Networks various planning; Graduate Nurse Programs
  • Dept of Attorney General Strategic HR Business Planning
  • Disability Services Commission – evaluators meetings
  • Maurice Zeffert Homes- Leadership team facilitation
  • North Metro Mental Health Services – Planning services – strategic and operational
  • Notre Dame University SON – Staff planning
  • Perth Inner City Youth Services- staff planning
  • Princess Margaret Hospital: Allied Health Values Planning
  • Ramsey Health Care: Hollywood Hospital; Senior staff planning

Coaching Experience

Arlene has been a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) since 2005.