Amanda Spalding Consulting

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With over 30 years' experience in empowering organisations to deliver outcomes

About Us


INTRODUCING AMANDA SPALDING

Amanda Spalding is an experienced management consultant with a career of over 30 years spanning a variety of international and Australian organisations at executive management level.

Amanda is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has exceptional leadership and communication skills and is a skilled facilitator. She ran successful management consultancy, Darrell Hair Associates, for a number of years with private, public and not for profit clients in Victoria and NSW. Amanda has been a regular speaker at conferences on a variety of issues including strategic planning; reorganisation of local government; economic development; tourism; community engagement and women’s sport.

Amanda is the Treasurer of Arts OutWest and Orange Community Broadcasters (FM107.5), a Director of the Orange Business Chamber and a founder member of the Central West Women's Forum and Put Orange First.

INTRODUCING DARRELL HAIR
Darrell Hair has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Freight Management and Community Consultation. Darrell is also a qualified NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and has a Diploma in Mediation.

Darrell gained much of his knowledge and resilience skills during a career as an International Cricket Umpire spanning 20 years and he also gathered crucial “on the job” training in cultural awareness and cross cultural differences.
Darrell is also a successful writer having written two books about his cricket career as well as assisting the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as Laws of Cricket Consultant and in producing a groundbreaking booklet “Cricket Umpire’s Technique Manual”.

Darrell is an accomplished presenter of topics such as Resilience and Coping With Pressure in both the workplace and on the sporting arena. During 2012, Darrell make several presentations as part the NSW Police Leadership Program.

Our main areas of expertise are:
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Grant sourcing, writing, submissions and acquittal
  • Community engagement
  • Facilitation
  • Professional development of Councillors and staff
  • Business improvement and service reviews
  • Organisational reviews and change management
  • Team building
  • Business and service planning
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership and management development
  • Experienced conference speakers
We recognise that our home and workplace stand on the Aboriginal lands of the Wiradjuri People; We recognise and value the culture, strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal Peoples; We deeply respect all Elders past and present; We honour the Ancestors; and will champion that which is Sacred to the Aboriginal Peoples all the days of our lives.
 


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Our Services

• Strategic Planning Grant sourcing, writing, submissions and acquittal • Community engagement • Facilitation • Professional development of Councillors and staff • Integrated Planning and Reporting • Business improvement and service reviews • Organisational reviews and change management • Human resource management • Mediation • Team building • Advocacy and lobbying • Strategic financial management • Business and service planning • Coaching • Mentoring • Leadership and management development • Experienced conference speakers

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  • Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Our History and Clients


Our History

Amanda Spalding Consulting previously operated as Darrell Hair Associates - Management Consultants from 2010 to 2013.

How to Get the Best Out of Our Councils

I have been asked by Orange City Life to write a weekly column on How To Get the Best Out of Our Councils with the aim to help communities to understand local government better and exercise their responsibilities. The weekly columns are on this website under Articles. #localgovernment #informed #accountability

Whistle blowing - disloyalty or duty of care?

Amanda made this presentation to the National Australian Local Government Women's Association in May 2019. Very positive feedback was received from conference delegates about the choices Amanda made. The presentation and feedback are attached.

Rockdale End of Term Report 2012 and Rockdale City Plan 2013 - 2025

The Rockdale End of Term Report 2012 is best practice. The Rockdale City Plan 2013 - 2025 is an example of Results Based Accountability. Amanda led the development of the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework as Director of Corporate and Community at Rockdale City Council.

Our Clients - Not for Profits

Affordable Community Housing Ltd. DHA's Amanda Spalding was contracted by the Board to provide coaching to 13 members of staff; to assist the Executive Management Team to operate more effectively, and to run a workshop on decision making to improve reporting to the Board.

Our Clients - Not For Profit

Amanda Spalding undertook a review of the Learning Solutions business of the NSW Local Government and Shires Associations (LGSA).

Our Clients - Councils' - Integrated Planning and Reporting

Darrell Hair Associates assisted many councils in developing their first IPR frameworks, including Bankstown, Hawkesbury, Rockdale, Armidale, Fairfield, Dubbo, Glen Innes Severn and Bega Valley Shire.

Our Clients - Victorian Government

Darrell Hair led a leadership seminar with 100 managers at the Victorian Traffic Accident Commission on Dealing with Pressure and Meeting Deadlines.

Our Clients - NSW Police - Leadership and Resilience

Darrell Hair made several leadership presentations to the NSW Police on the Senior Leadership Program at Hawkesbury and the Police Academy at Goulbourn. Amanda and Darrell developed a Resilience Program for the NSW Police.

Our clients - Liverpool City Council

We presented a Councillor Professional Development Program including: The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of Councillors; Time Management for Councillors, and Planning Legislation and Regulations.

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