Panel Leader


“The participants had fun, and were quite blown away by it all, as were the audience. Thanks for always getting it right!! You listen, you internalise, and you produce! Mazeltov!!” Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Living Community Forum. May 2019

“It was such a success tonight Julie, thank you for your wonderful work, and really such huge thanks for a great job.” Launch, Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health. 2017

“I write to sincerely thank you for contributing your time and considered thoughts as the Facilqitator of the panel session Threats Beyond Borders at the recent AMA National Conference 2017. In the role of the Facilitator, you ensured that all panellists were comfortable and engaged in the discussion while eliciting valuable and informative commentary.” Mr Simon Tatz, Director, Public Health, Australian Medical Association. May 2017

“Julie was a wonderful facilitator, making sure all of you were heard and eliciting thoughts from many perspectives.” Patient Experience Symposium, Clinical Excellence Commission. 2017

“Your magic entranced us all and enabled the best information to be disseminated to our audience. We look forward to ur next one!” Wolper Hospital Wellbeing Forum on Rare Cancers. September 2016

“I just wanted to thank you again immensely for all your hard work last night and leading up to the event. You were a superstar. I have had lots of people today at PIAC come and say what a wonderful job you did. The perfect MC. It was great working with you.” Human Rights Forum, Public Interest Advocacy Centre. July 2016

“Thank you so much for this wonderful lively interaction! It was simply so well done!” Prostate Cancer Federation of Australia. Men’s Health Week Webcast. 2016

“Thanks Julie. And huge thankyou for helping to make our Better practice events such a success.” Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. 2015

“A very quick note to say a very big thank you for last night! It was a great success and we have received some excellent feedback. The presentations were fantastic and Julie thanks so much for keeping the atmosphere lively and fast paced.” Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research. 2015

“You’ve done it again! You are the reason our Q and A’s are so successful. I also thank you for being so generous of spirit.” “Let’s Talk About Dementia” Wolper Jewish Hospital Wellbeing Forum. 2015

“Fabulous session and a lot of great feedback.” Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. 2015

“You have put a lot of effort into the panel discussion and it showed. It was very stimulating, entertaining, funny and we learnt a lot. Thank you so much for all the work you have done in putting this all together and contributing a large part to the huge success of the night.” UN Women on International Criminal Court. 2012

“Thank you for all the energy and insight you put into the plenary. It was certainly the talking point for the next two days.” 10th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference, University of Technology, Sydney 2010

“Thank you for so freely sharing your skills and dedication, and for your amazing energy levels and easy professionalism. I received many comments on how energising, life affirming and totally inspiring your session was.” Industry & Investment NSW 2010

“Thank you for facilitating the session today at Ryde with a range of trainers – we have had wonderful feedback on your style of facilitation as well as the expertise in which you draw information from the panel and audience.” TAFE Northern Sydney Institute 2009

“We have received very positive feedback from participants who attended the session. As usual, you did a wonderful job facilitating the session and engaging the audience fully.” LGPRO Local Government Professionals Inc Victoria 2009

“Your energetic and professional facilitation of the panel discussion contributed to the success of the conference and ensured lively discussion of the issues.” Housing and Social Inclusion Forum, Australian Housing and Urban Research Unit. Melbourne 2008

“Thank you for your hard work at the Women’s Networking Dinner. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback regarding the CEO panel discussion and how wonderfully it was facilitated by you.” Local Government Professionals Inc. Victoria. 2008

“Thank you Julie, It was a great event (as usual). We have had a terrific response from those who attended and numerous requests for copies of the toolkit.” NSW Attorney-General’s Department. NSW Parliament House. Launch of “The Capacity Toolkit”. How to assess an adult’s capacity to make decisions. 2008

“The Human Rights Unit would like to thank you very much for facilitating the The State of Human Rights panel event. We really appreciate the work that you put into becoming very well informed about the Charter and how it operates. You did a great job of ensuring that the event was interesting to everyone in the audience – from those with no knowledge to those who were very well informed.” Victorian Department of Justice. 2007

“Congratulations on yet another incredible event where you have managed to infuse energy, creativity and commitment into an important area of public life. Congratulations also on your comprehensive understanding of the Charter and how it works.” “The State of Human Rights: What Difference will a Charter make in Victoria?” Public Forum. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. 2007

“Thanks so much for helping to make the ACHSE SA Conference a success. Feedback was excellent for your session and you have certainly got people thinking and motivated about many issues. You are a real professional.” Australian College of Health Service Executives. SA. 2007

“You are just the most wonderful facilitator/MC: that blend of humour, knowledge and sensitivity to the topic and to the speaker, to say nothing of the way you controlled the whole thing from beginning to end was just fabulous and made me extremely envious!!!! (I took notes!)” Dr Bronwyn Morkham,
National Director, Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance. 2007

“Overall, the delegates rated the panel as ‘providing food for thought’ and saw ‘immediate application’ to their teaching and learning environments. Specific comments were ‘great direction from Julie’, ‘able to think on her feet’, ‘tied things together’, and an ‘entertaining and clever person’. Without your support, this National Education Conference would not have been the amazing success it was.” The King’s School Leading and Learning Conference 2006.

“We were absolutely delighted with the way Julie facilitated our ‘Big Debate’. She was spectacular – well prepared, considered, provocative, funny, serious. In short – she inspired a debate that exceeded our expectations and that has generated excellent feedback. At a personal level, she was great to work with.” Australian Physiotherapy Association, Victorian Branch.

“Your superb facilitation of the discussion is what made the forum a great success and it was certainly reflected in the feedback we received from audience members.” Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria’s Forum on “Work Life Balance – Rhetoric or Reality?” 2006

“A great performance – very professional and fitted the bill exactly.” Launch Strategic Plan – Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People. South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service 2006

“The hypothetical was brilliant and Julie McCrossin was excellent. She used her sharp wit, expert knowledge to engage the panel and audience in a very topical issue which resulted in many of the participants having a greater understanding of the sentencing procedure.” Law Society of NSW, Law Week 2006

“Thank you for your great speaking contribution. Your Hypothetical Session received high commendations.” Australian College of Health Services Executives 2005 National Congress

“Your skills, knowledge, humour and warmth were pivotal to the positive outcomes tackling a difficult issue in a highly accessible and informative way.” Australian Science Festival 2005

“Thank you for your stimulating and energetic compering of the plenary session. People commented on the depth of your
research. You were able to engage audience participation and spark confidence in the panellist.”
Festival of E-Learning 2005, The
Kings School

“The panel session you facilitated on Effective Court Models was the highlight of this year’s conference. The entertaining and interactive style was a great way to finish. Your preparation and insight were highly valued.” Court Assistance 2004 Conference, NSW Legal Aid Commission and NSW Police.

“Thank you for your superb running of the Young People and Alcohol Forum. You received universal praise form participants.” Commission for Children and Young People, NSW Alcohol Summit 2003

“Thank you for the wonderful session that you conducted. It was stimulating and amusing.” Mental Health Advocacy Service, NSW Legal Aid Commission

“Your input in the wrap up was entertaining and inspiring.” 2003 NSW Landcare and Catchment Management Forum.

“The overwhelming view was that the success of the evening was made possible by your enthusiastic, energetic, yet controlled and professional approach to the whole event.” Centre for Human Rights education, Curtin University.

“It was great to have you participate in our conference by “handling” the Hypothetical. They feedback was stunning! People found the mixture of fun and serious stories stimulating.” – NSW College of Nursing

“Your skilful, welcoming and warm presentation style immediately put the panel at ease.” – Family Support Services Association of NSW Inc.

“Excellent preparation and attention to detail, great audience and panel rapport.” – Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists

“The panel session was very successful and your energy, professionalism and good humour was particularly notable.” – National Breast Cancer Centre

“Your contribution as the facilitator of the Hypothetical Panel session was highly valued. We appreciated your time, dedication and enthusiasm.” 5th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference, Queensland Health

“… admired the way you generated interesting, and at times, controversial comment from the panel, while always keeping your eye on the audience for questions and comments.” – Australian Film Commission

“Thanks for your fabulous performance at the conference. You were terrific – great fun, but ensuring that there was lots of content as well.” – People, Place, Partnership. NSW Government and Community Conference

“Thanks so much for compering the panel discussion…. you were very sensitive to the issues, incredibly adept at drawing people out, keeping it moving, and getting the tone right. It was great.” – Rethinking Law and Order Forum