Human beings are amazing. Too often, meetings are the opposite. We’re here to change that.
Creative Facilitation is run by Viv McWaters and Johnnie Moore. We're based in the UK and Australia. Between us, we have over 40 years' experience in this work with organisations from government to industry, education to advertising.
We've worked around the world, from San Francisco to the Solomon Islands - with organisations from businesses to non-profits, from universities to ad agencies. Clients have included the BBC, VicRoads, Fitch Design, Oxford University, Johnson & Johnson, World Vision and Save the Children.
We run innovation workshops, leadership development work, strategic change, customer research and consultation programmes. We also train facilitators and creative leaders, offering both public workshops and in-house training.
Meetings should work for people in all their diversity and aliveness. To bring out their best, we have to let go of rigid control and give each participant a sense of agency. We have to be open to the unexpected. When planning events, we help you to leave enough space and flexibility for surprise and discovery.
We use a wide range of processes, including many we've invented ourselves, to help groups get the most out of their time together. However, we'd say the most important thing is our ability to respond flexibly to what is happening live, in the moment. For us, facilitation is a craft rather than a science - our clients come back to us because they know we can be trusted to bring presence, curiosity and spontaneity to the most difficult challenges.
We write about our approach to facilitation in our Ideas section, and some of our posts are highlighted below.
'Without a doubt, Johnnie and Viv gave me the most precious resources I have ever had to foster deep collaboration, creativity and results in teams. What they imparted went beyond skills to encompass the spirit and ethos of great facilitation. Fun, powerful and life-changing!'
“After attending too many trainings that resemble expired fruit, Viv’s facilitation was like eating fresh strawberries on a park bench. Forget about traditional concepts of learning, brainstorming or group discussions. This may be one of the most useful courses you will ever attend.”
“Our training experience with Johnnie was a game changer. The team’s idea of what effective facilitation is, got turned on its head. We walked away from two very valuable days with tools and a perspective that has changed the way we approach meetings and facilitation workshops. This was the best training session we’ve had in a long time.”
“I’ve learned pretty much everything I know about creative facilitation from Johnnie over the years. His approach to training is intelligent, fun and very engaging. Highly recommended.”
“Viv: you were awesome! The best facilitator ever. Period!
You can quote me on that :) ”
“Facilitating international groups of activists over several days is a tough gig. But Johnnie does it brilliantly, with passion, humility and commitment. That’s why we keep asking him back.”
Contact us to discuss what’s possible….