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Creative Facilitation: Bring Meetings to Life

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Learn to bring your meetings to life and perform as a facilitator in this two-day workshop.

Join Viv McWaters for a workshop that will help you find the ‘aliveness’ that lurks under the surface of dull meetings. You’ll develop skills to transform the way you facilitate meetings and learn to make the best use of people’s time and energy. This workshop complements the ideas in the book 'A Guide to Creative Facilitation', co-authored by Viv (with Johnnie Moore).

Creative Facilitation is designed for anyone responsible for organising and facilitating meetings. The two-day workshop covers:

  • Beyond the traditional ‘facilitator’ — how to lead meetings in workplaces

  • Participatory approaches to sharing information, gathering ideas, making decisions and working together

  • Creating environments of open-ness and trust

  • Moving beyond words by using photos, action and story

  • Bravo! You as performer — tips and tools to manage yourself in a group, especially when things go wrong.

Creative Facilitation will help you to:

  • Get more out of every meeting

  • Learn new techniques for creating engagement

  • Build your presence and performance as a facilitator.


What to expect: Don't expect lectures, panels, Q&A, and PowerPoint. Instead, expect to have different types of conversations, explore different ways of doing the same thing, participate in activities, and use the space you're in. It will be fun, and sometimes we'll challenge the conventions of facilitation. You'll be surprised by the variety and depth of ways to engage people, and you'll experience for yourself what each process feels like. You'll share your reactions and insights with other professionals grappling with the same issues that you are. You'll spend very little time sitting down, and a lot of time doing. While the approaches are grounded in behavioural science, you won't be bombarded with theory. You'll leave with practical ideas to try at your next meeting or event.

About your facilitator, Viv McWaters: Viv McWaters specialises in facilitation and participatory evaluation. She helps groups to discover new approaches to work and designs workshops and training to bring ideas to life.

Viv has worked in journalism, communication, community education, training and strategy development. She is co-author of the book 'A Guide to Creative Facilitation' (with Johnnie Moore). Viv is currently researching the role of applied improvisation in preparing people to respond to uncertainty, particularly disaster response.

Comments from participants

‘… a refreshing and energising experience, excellent for those both new to facilitation and those with more experience. … Ego-less facilitation; masterfully designed and facilitated.’ ─ Lindy Amos, Collective Possibilities

‘The greatest part … 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.’ ─ Melanie Starr, Northcote Rental Housing Cooperative

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