Creative Facilitation: Bring your meetings to life
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)
Discover practical and immediate ways to bring your meetings to life - whether it’s a one hour team meeting, a multi-day conference or a community gathering.
In this one-day introductory training to Creative Facilitation we’ll learn facilitation skills and techniques, and build your confidence and enthusiasm to step in and facilitate in any situation.
The final content of the training will be determined by the participant needs and will include the following techniques.
Sociometry - measuring relationships in a group and enabling connection to each other and the purpose of the meeting.
Full Circle - a participatory approach to information sharing that helps a group connect and engage with the content.
ORID - a framework for leading discussions, designing events and writing reports. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
Beyond Words - using photos, action and story to share experiences.
Wave Analysis - what should we keep doing, what should we let go of, what should we be working towards? The Wave Analysis helps us answer these questions.
Facilitation Tips - Facilitating is more than just knowing techniques. In this training you’ll see a top facilitator in action, participate in the processes and learn by doing. Tips and tricks will be shared throughout the training, including how to deal with difficult people and situations.
Limited to just 18 people, there will be lots of opportunities to share experiences, practice what you are learning and plan for lively meetings in 2013.
You can transform your meetings and events. You can make them meaningful, practical and enjoyable. A lot of our everyday business is done on-line, so it’s important to make sure our face-to-face meetings are worthwhile. Learning how to facilitate with confidence - either upfront or from the sidelines - is a skill we can all develop.
Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch included.
Learn with Viv McWaters
Viv McWaters Viv has worked as a journalist, publicist and community educator, mainly in agriculture, conservation and welfare sectors, before starting her own consulting business in 1996. She now specialises in facilitation, working with groups, disrupting patterns of thinking and acting so as individuals and teams can explore alternative ways of doing the business that matters. She helps make gatherings of all sorts more productive, creative and interactive.
Viv works in Australia and New Zealand, across south-east Asia and the Pacific, and Africa. Viv’s style is to bring spontaneity to her work backed by robust theoretical knowledge and clear intent that keeps her work fresh and tailored for every session. Viv’s broad-based background spans the agriculture, forestry, conservation, community development, media, and humanitarian aid sectors – as does her education. She studied agricultural science at Longerenong Agricultural College, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from RMIT University, and a Masters in Applied Science (Agriculture and Rural Development) from the University of Western Sydney.
Viv has recently published a guide to Creative Facilitation with co-author, Johnnie Moore.
Praise for Creative Facilitation
"Highly recommended. It was a refreshing and energising experience, excellent for those both new to facilitation and those with more experience wanting to reconnect with the art of facilitation. Creative Facilitation reinforces a strengths-based approach to working with groups. Ego-less facilitation; masterfully designed and facilitated, thanks to Viv." Lindy Amos, Collective Possibilities
"It delivered! I feel refreshed, energised, equipped, inspired and confident following the workshop. I have very concrete tools to immediately implement." Genevieve Roberts, Consultant Facilitator
"The greatest part of the Creative Facilitation workshop 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. So valuable." Melanie Starr, Northcote Rental Housing Cooperative
Further information www.flavors.me/vivmcwaters
“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 because it gives busy managers tools and ideas to facilitate groups, extract the best ideas and organise information in a captivating and effective way.” - Stephen Harries, World Vision
The Small Print
GST of 10% is added to your registration fee.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you find you need to cancel, we'll be sorry and will reimburse your registretion fee less a 20% handling charge. We can't accept cancellations after April 26th. Substitutions are okay.
When & Where
Viv McWaters - Creative Facilitation and Beyond the Edge
Bringing meetings to life. Doing work that matters. Connecting people and ideas.
Director and owner of Beyond the Edge, and co-founder of Creative Facilitartion, Viv McWaters, creates events that enable people to connect in more human ways.
Working with colleagues across the globe, she does event design, facilitation and training with an edge and a particular emphasis on creativity, spontaneity and responsiveness.