Janet Smith, PhD, MEd, is an Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Education Institute at the University of Canberra, where she has taught Educational Leadership and Teacher Education for the past 20 years, and has occupied a range of leadership positions, including Associate Dean Education. In addition to her work at the university, Janet has also worked as a consultant, focusing on leadership, spirituality, professional learning and renewal. Janet’s current work at the university involves managing and teaching national and international professional learning courses.
Janet was prepared as a Courage & Renewal facilitator in the US in 2007, and was the first non-North American C&R facilitator. Since then, she has pioneered and established C&R work in Australasia, and has assisted the Center for Courage & Renewal to prepare 25 additional Australasian Courage & Renewal facilitators.