About ETIA Ltd

Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd

“When people are accepted, when they are free to express themselves and can participate in making decisions that affect them, they enjoy greater self-esteem, are more self-confident, and lose a sense of powerlessness that’s always present in autocratic families.”

Dr Thomas Gordon, 2000

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

Our ETIA Ltd mission is, “to bring peace to the world by offering people in families, schools and the workplace the skills they need to build and maintain satisfying relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

P.E.T. was created and founded by Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962

Author of the Best-Selling “Parent Effectiveness Training” Book and Program.Dr Thomas Gordon - the founder of many ETIA Ltd courses

Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, 1998, 1999 and winner of the 1999 American Psychology Institute Award for Peace Studies in 2000.

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA Ltd) is proudly affiliated with Gordon Training International (GTI). For additional information: visit   http://www.gordontraining.com/.

To find out more about Effectiveness Training Courses or to enrol in a course: – Contact ETIA.

Members of the Board 2014-2015
(AGM Scheduled September 2015)

CEO: Cherrie Secomb (Currently on 12 month leave)
Role : Company Secretary and representative to GTI Ltd

Acting CEO:

President: Brian Allen

Vice President: Clare Christie

Treasurer: Cherrie Secomb

State Executive Officers
Role: Main contact point for Effectiveness Training enquiries in the relative State

NSW/ ACT: Marie Manning

VIC: Janet Powell

QLD: Kathryn Tonges

National Trainers

All trainers may operate Australia-wide teaching core Effectiveness Training skills, assessing competencies and accrediting Instructors in line with the expectations of Gordon Training International

Kathryn Tonges

Judith Richardson