Peter Dhu (Australia)

Peter served on the ISA Board in 2011 and can be contacted on peterdhu@peterdhu.com.au.

Peter Dhu has extensive experience and qualifications in the area of business communication, presentation skills and personal effectiveness. Before starting his own consulting business he worked for the WA Health Department for 30 years, in senior management positions. Here Peter delivered a state wide health service and represented the department and government on many state and national committees and working parties. High level business communication skills, including writing speeches for the Minister, negotiation and networking were essential in Peter’s success in these roles.

During this same time, Peter has been a volunteer, leader and coach for people who stutter within the Australian Speak Easy Association, a non-profit organisation that helps and supports people who stutter.

Peter’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Med Science), Grad Diploma in Business, Masters of Business and Administration, Grad Diploma in Health Administration and a Diploma in Professional Coaching. He is an Associate of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Peter also has a Certificate IV in training And Assessment.

Peter himself is a person who stutters and he has worked extremely hard in the area of confidence, personal development, personal effectiveness and overcoming adversity to be able to now confidently speak and train people in communication skills. His unique experience and qualifications make him an excellent trainer and coach in the area of Effective Business Communication Skills and Personal Effectiveness and Presentation Skills.

Peter has been a Member of the Speak Easy Association of Western Australia (SEAWA) and the Australian Speak Easy Association (ASEA) since 1980. During this time he was one numerous awards and scholarships to travel and study stuttering.

He was president of the ASEA for 5 consecutive years from 1999 to 2003 inclusive and has been President of the SEAWA on 7 occasions over their 30 year history. Because of his longstanding service Peter has been awarded life membership of both the ASEA and the SEAWA.

Peter has attended many international conferences where he has presented papers and run workshops including,
2000 IFA Congress Nyborg, Denmark
2001 ISA Congress Gent, Belgium
2003 CAPS Conference, Toronto, Canada
2003 IFA Congress, Montreal, Canada
2003 BSA Conference, Leeds, UK
2004 ISA Congress, Perth, Australia
2006 IFA Congress, Dublin, Ireland
2007 ISA Congress, Cavtat, Croatia

In addition Peter regularly attends and presents at the biannual ASEA Conferences.

The culmination of Peters work with the ASEA and the ISA came when he was the Chair and the Convenor of the 2004 World Congress for People Who Stutter, in Perth Australia. This journey started in 2000 as President of the ASEA and Winner of the Perth Convention Bureau International Travelling Scholarship. The 2004 World Congress took 4 years of solid planning and organising to make it the success that it was.

Peter is a tireless worker and advocate for People who stutter.

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