Kath Herbert is an international and national associate, delivering Dr Ruby Payne’s acclaimed workshops, “Understanding Poverty” and “Bridges Out of Poverty,” and has been doing so since 2002.
Kath’s experience working in several sectors of the community and a range of education settings ensures she delivers the work within an Australian context providing a strong, practical focus.
Kath has worked with the Victorian Department of Education in both large city colleges and small country schools. Kath has held many positions of responsibility in administration, curriculum development, and student welfare, in primary and secondary settings. She has specialised in providing alternative programs for students who, for a range of reasons, have difficulty connecting to their learning.
With the education faculty of Deakin University and Vic Health she has delivered several research-based programs. In adult and community education, she has developed programs for youth, the long-term unemployed and disability employment. She has experience within remote indigenous communities, recruiting and training teachers to deliver adult literacy and numeracy.
Kath is passionate about this work and states, “The work brings a mind shift of new understanding. The strategies and tools provide practical methods to use the work. It also brings better communication and connection with the economically vulnerable in our communities.” Kath is highly sought after in her field as a result of this passion, experience, and expertise.