San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Discover practical and immediate ways to bring your meetings to life - whether it’s a one hour team meeting, a multi-day conference or a community gathering.
In this one-day introductory training to Creative Facilitation we’ll learn facilitation skills and techniques, and build your confidence and enthusiasm to step in and facilitate in any situation.
The final content of the training will be determined by the participant needs and will include the following techniques.
Sociometry - measuring relationships in a group and enabling connection to each other and the purpose of the meeting.
Full Circle - a participatory approach to information sharing that helps a group connect and engage with the content.
ORID - a framework for leading discussions, designing events and writing reports. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
Beyond Words - using photos, action and story to share experiences.
Wave Analysis - what should we keep doing, what should we let go of, what should we be working towards? The Wave Analysis helps us answer these questions.
Facilitation Tips - Facilitating is more than just knowing techniques. In this training you’ll see a top facilitator in action, participate in the processes and learn by doing. Tips and tricks will be shared throughout the training, including how to deal with difficult people and situations.
Limited to just 18 people, there will be lots of opportunities to share experiences, practice what you are learning and plan for lively meetings in 2013.
You can transform your meetings and events. You can make them meaningful, practical and enjoyable. A lot of our everyday business is done on-line, so it’s important to make sure our face-to-face meetings are worthwhile. Learning how to facilitate with confidence - either upfront or from the sidelines - is a skill we can all develop.
Breakfast, coffees, lunch all included. You're welcome to join us from 8.30 for breakfast, with formalities kicking off at 9.30
Praise for Creative Facilitation
"Highly recommended. It was a refreshing and energising experience, excellent for those both new to facilitation and those with more experience wanting to reconnect with the art of facilitation. Creative Facilitation reinforces a strengths-based approach to working with groups. Ego-less facilitation; masterfully designed and facilitated." Lindy Amos, Collective Possibilities
"It delivered! I feel refreshed, energised, equipped, inspired and confident following the workshop. I have very concrete tools to immediately implement." Genevieve Roberts, Consultant Facilitator
"The greatest part of the Creative Facilitation workshop is the learning space Viv creates. Not only do you learn her facilitation methods and theory, you get to live and breathe them by participating in activities and experiencing them for yourself. So valuable." Melanie Starr, Northcote Rental Housing Cooperative
“Forget about traditional concepts of learning, brainstorming or group discussions. This may be one of the most useful courses you will ever attend because it gives busy managers tools and ideas to facilitate groups, extract the best ideas and organise information in a captivating and effective way.” - Stephen Harries, World Vision
The Small Print
VAT at 20% is included in your registration fee.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you find you need to cancel, we'll be sorry and will reimburse your registretion fee less a 25% handling charge. We can't accept cancellations after June 26th. Substitutions are okay.
When & Where
Johnnie Moore and Viv McWaters
Johnnie and Viv have facilitated all sorts of events, for all sorts of people, in all sorts of places. We've done small team meetings, awaydays, retreats and workshops, and some pretty big conferences too. We've helped NGOs, corporations, universities, schools and media organisations. We've done this as far afield as Washington and the Solomon Islands.
Although we sit on opposite sides of the planet (Johnnie's in Cambridge and Viv is on Bells Beach, Australia) we try to work together whenever we can. We like collaborating because we share an impatience with convention and we like to egg each other on to take risks and try new things.
The workshop draws on the ideas explored in our new ebook. We'll be giving everyone on the workshop a free, full colour printed version which we think is even nicer!