We are a consortium team of independent practitioners, with a background in social work and youth work, who collaborate together under the name of The Project Team. As the Project team we offer practical, interactive professional development workshops for people working or volunteering in health, social services and education. In addition we have a range of skills and experience in project management as a team and individuals. 

Our services can be designed to suit your needs exactly – if we don’t have what you want we can build it or customise one of our existing workshops. Get in touch to discuss what you need.

We are based in Palmerston North and Wellington. Currently there are three of us in the team however from time to time we team up with other people to add to our expertise.

Karen, Rod and Chris also offer professional supervision independent of The Project Team. Find out more about each of our approaches to supervision under our Professional Supervision heading.

Chris Thomas


Director, Programme Development and Training, Workshop Facilitation, and Professional Supervision


Karen Shepherd


Programme Development and Training, Workshop Facilitation and Professional Supervision


Rod Baxter

Programme Development and Training, Workshop Facilitation and Professional Supervision