Creative Facilitation: Bringing Meetings to Life

Melbourne June 15th & 16th 2017  


Meetings don't have to be boring or predictable. Effective meetings - consultations, trainings, workshops - can change the whole culture of your organisation.

  • Get more out of every meeting or workshop
  • Learn new techniques for creating engagement
  • Build your presence and performance as a facilitator

There will be movement, surprise, emotion, engagement and fun. We learn our most powerful lessons from experience, not from lectures. The greatest value in workshops comes from sharing experiences, rather than taking notes from the "sage on the stage"

We'll share a simple model of networks to show how you can shift the way you think about meetings and workshops. Move away from hierarchy towards more creative, peer-to-peer engagement. And we'll use a range of activities and challenges to help you become more aware of your performance as a facilitator.

Design for Aliveness

Moller Centre, Cambridge July 13th and 14th 2017

Two days immersing yourself in ways to bring events and workshops to life for participants. Develop and design your own new processes, and gain insights into how to use activites and games more effectively in innovation, training and community building.

Each time we've offered this workshop, we've been fascinated by the range of new activities participants have created. You'll learn some of the core qualities of successful group activities and develop new ones of your own, with the support of a team of like-minded professionals. Outputs have ranged from fun group exercises, to challenging games to support learning around crucial issues such as humanitarian relief or bush fire safety.

Unhurried Facilitation Residential

Cambridge 30 August to 1 September 2017 - Bookings now open

also Melbourne 28 February to 2 March 2018 - Provisional dates set

Difficult participants. Demanding sponsors. Unexpected mistakes. Surprises sprung on you by the venue. Sudden changes of schedule. Whatever life throws at you, can you find a way to take in your stride, and maybe even turn it to your advantage?

The real skill of facilitation is not knowing lots of processes, but being able to respond creatively to the challenges of working with groups, moment-by-monent. The real test comes when things take an unexpected turn. 

We're dedicating this three day residential workshop to exploring the most challenging and exciting territory for anyone who works with people.

We sum this capacity up as Unhurried, a philosophy we've been developing for several years and apply to all our work with people and organisations.

We'll be sharing our years of experience working with organisations on five continents - but our emphasis will be on experimentation and exploration.

We are returning to King's Cambridge which has quickly become one of our favourite places to work. In the heart of the historic city it provides a relaxing and beautiful location in which to learn.

If your register interest now, we'll keep you posted and we'll also offer you the chance to contribute ideas to the design of the event.