Professional experience

I have spent the first 10 years of my career working primarily in the humanitarian sector with large and small not-for-profits, in the areas of migration, community development, human rights and international law. To learn more about the work I have done in my career to date, check out my Linked in profile.

I am also an experienced trainer and facilitator, having lead various groups of diverse individuals through humanitarian related themes including:

Social Justice 

I have a personal passion for social justice and have facilitated a number of workshops on justice issues. Most recently, I was a guest facilitator at the 2018 Young Justice Leaders Forum in Perth, Western Australia, in January 2018 where I facilitated a workshop on ethical fashion.

Kyla facilitating at the Social justice leaders forum
Red Cross Staff Conference

Diversity & Unconcious Bias

I have presented training and facilitated workshops on this topic for numerous audiences including at a British Red Cross regional staff conference in Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 2015, and for a community of Remote Year participants in Bogota, Colombia, in 2017.

Refugee Rights, Law & Policy

I have spoken at conferences and public events in Australia, Greece and the United Kingdom on migrant integration policy. I have also trained local and regional government workers in the rights of refugees and asylum seekers under domestic and international legal frameworks.

Derby City Council conference
Personal Empowerment Program

Leadership & Personal Development

Between 2007 - 2009, I acted as a coordinator, facilitator and team leader for an annual Leadership Development Program with World Youth International. From 2010 - 2014, I acted as a developer, facilitator, and mentor for their annual Personal Empowerment Program.

International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

I have trained various stakeholder groups including military personnel, community members and students on the fundamentals of the laws of war. This has included developing and facilitating an interactive IHL training for Charles Darwin University students.

International Humanitarian Law Training