Facilitation training with a difference
Share content & ideas - without death by powerpoint
Connecting people with each other for the work that matters.
How to build in different types of reflection into any gathering.
What to do when you don't know what to do.
Dealing with those difficult people and situations.
Ways to help a group prioritise and make decisions.
We don’t believe in meetings as usual, and we don’t do training as usual.
Our training is experiential, fun, and thought-provoking. We’ve done this around the world, from Malawi to Melbourne, from Solomon Islands to Scotland.
We share techniques for getting the most from groups. And we help you develop your own performance as leader or facilitator.
We work on having bolder conversations – becoming more comfortable on unknown ground.
We practice techniques for engaging the resistance – confronting and overcoming your most difficult challenges.
We reflect on connecting more deeply - learning how to open ourselves and others to change.
And we explore ways to create psychological safety in groups. Researchers at Google highlight this as the number one factor in making teams effective.
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“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.”
“Viv: you were awesome! The best facilitator ever. Period!
You can quote me on that :) ”
“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.”
'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.”
“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.”