Our public workshops are also available in house - contact us for details
Creative Facilitation: "A whole new mindset"
Melbourne/Cambridge/Holland/Singapore Spring 2019
Get more out of every meeting or workshop
Learn new techniques for creating engagement
Build your presence and performance as a facilitator
Meetings don't have to be boring or predictable. Effective meetings - consultations, trainings, workshops - can change the culture of your organisation. With greater trust and candour, teams of people work better and more creatively.
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 use a range of activities and challenges to help you become more aware of your performance and how to become a more engaging version of yourself.
Presence: it’s not about showing off or making yourself the centre of attention.
Avoiding teaching trance and plenary vortex
Getting braver with difficult conversations and people
Organic facilitation building capacity to change processes and create new ones in response to what's happening live in the room
Embracing surprise: some of the best things I've done when facilitating have been spontaneous, often in response to mistakes and curve-balls. The ability to respond well is like a muscle we can build with practice.
We’re hoping to offer this in a variety of locations in 2019. Please use the form to register interest.
Melbourne October 30th - 31st
This is a two-day workshop on using game design (and play) to tackle organisation and community challenges.
This workshop is very hands-on – a combination of playing different types of games and discussing with peers how to adapt them to different challenges. You will walk away with new activities, resources and a summary of all the games in the workshop.
Melbourne October 30th-31st Full details and bookings
A new workshop - London - November 20th - 22nd
We're developing a new workshop/retreat and we're designing it out loud rather than presenting the final design with a big fanfare. We'd like participants to be involved in the design itself.
We’re calling it The Practice.
It’s for anyone whose work depends on working with people - managers, leaders, coaches, facilitators. It will be an opportunity to go a bit deeper into your own professional practice. We’re going to focus on leaning into difficulty, in whatever form that comes for you - maybe difficult people, organisational stress, questions about career direction...
We want this to be a real community when it meets, in which we learn together rather than claiming expertise or magic answers. If you’ve done your share of conventional training and want something more interesting, challenging and experiential, this could be for you.
It’s going to be from the evening of November 20th to the afternoon of the 22nd with accommodation for two nights included. We’re still determining the venue but it will be comfortable, inspiring and not too far from London.
Creative Facilitation: Online Coaching
We run monthly online coaching webinars to support you in building your own facilitation practice.