- The past, present, and the future
- Positive interactions and relationships
- The diversity of the wide range of cultures and heritage in Australia
- Personal responsibility and accountability
- Be treated with fairness, respect and dignity
- Live, work, learn and play in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment
- Incursion Programs
- Tertiary Orientation Experiences
- Excursion Programs
- Professional Development
- Tertiary Ambassador Leadership
- Leadership Programs
- Corporate Team Building Experiences
Director and Owner
Damon founded Character Builders in 2007 and works across a number of different settings including schools, universities and corporate organisations. He has extensive experience in student learning, team building, staff development and leadership training. Damon has a passion for education and team building done differently. He engages his audience so that they feel immersed and in ownership of the content. Damon is a HPE and Accounting teacher by trade and now enjoys bringing a variety of different offerings back to schools and bigger kids in the workplace too. He has previously worked as a Lecturer and Tutor at QUT Kelvin Grove.
Operations and PR Manager
Clare’s background is in legal services having worked both in the UK and Australia for a host of highly regarded firms. She is passionate about building character in youth with particular focus on positive mindsets, leadership and encouraging each person to be the best they can be. Clare oversees the main operations at Character Builders and has been with the business for over 4 years during which time she has developed extensive client relationships in schools and corporate organisations.
Senior Facilitator and School Curriculum Specialist
Gavin is a former Teacher of 12 years and has also held Head of Sport titles in QLD Schools over several years. He is an engaging facilitator with excellent connections in schools throughout South East QLD and Northern NSW. His passions are family, sport, workshop facilitation and outdoor education. Gavin joined the Character Builders team in 2016 and has current and extensive knowledge of the curriculum. He is highly motivated and is passionate towards teaching youth about the world around them. Gavin creates meaningful learning experiences and helps Character Builders to align our offerings to meet both curriculum and individual school needs.
Erin holds a BA in Applied Theatre from Griffith University, has over 10 years’ experience in various management roles, and most recently ran the Commonwealth Bank Foundation’s StartSmart Program in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education settings. Having extensive experience in education management, Erin is intimately aware of what does and doesn’t “work” within the education sector. This experience, coupled with a passion for organization, effective systems and processes, and meaningful evaluation and reporting, means Erin brings a unique set of creative and business skills to her role with Character Builders.