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Wow! Viv McWaters' Creative Facilitation is coming to Freo in May, are you???

Facilitation WA is hosting a 2 day workshop with Viv McWaters, Creative Facilitator Extraordinaire on 2-3 May 2019! Open to anyone interested in learning new ways to work with people and groups. Another in our series of bringing the Eastern States Gurus to WA!

So..... limited tickets available, first come first served! This is a fabulous opportunity to learn with Viv and your fellow WA facilitators. Get in quick to grab these highly discounted tickets... Viv's workshops are usually much much more....

Creative Facilitation was founded by Johnnie Moore, UK, and Viv McWaters, Australia. We support change and innovation in organisations by hosting better events and supporting more effective conversations. See https://www.creativefacilitation.com/cfworkshop.

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 appropriate playfulness to the most difficult challenges.

Two day workshop in Fremantle

In this two-day training we’ll explore the variety and depth of ways to engage people – with each other and with the content - and you'll experience for yourself what each feels like. You'll spend very little time sitting down, a lot of time doing; and while our approaches are grounded in behavioural science, you won't be bombarded with theory. You'll leave with practical ideas to try at your next workshop or event.

We will have different types of conversations, we’ll look at different ways of looking at the same thing, we’ll do activities, we’ll use the space we’re in, and the surroundings. It will be fun, and we'll sometimes challenge the conventions of training and facilitation.

There will be less formal structure than in conventional training; instead we'll be exploring how the whole group can create and shape the experience together - in some ways this is the metaskill of facilitation.

While the group, and the processes you use, are important, what about you? How do you deal with challenges, stage fright, a crisis of confidence? These are the questions that come up again and again when we train facilitators. And we sometime say this: What if instead of being thrown by surprises we actually practice embracing them?

We'll explore some of the ways to keep your cool when in front of a group, how to calm your nerves, and what to do when you don't know what to do. Being able to hold your line in the face of challenges - your own and from the group - is an important skill to develop.

The final content of the workshop will be determined by the participant needs and may include the following:

Power and Status - What is the difference between power and status and why should it matter? How can this knowledge help you as a facilitator?

The Tyrannies - Ever felt that you're not good enough, not trying hard enough, or don't have enough information? You might be being held hostage by one of the tyrannies.

Action Storming - After a difficult encounter have you ever thought to yourself "Oh, I wish I'd said/done that"? Action storming uses rapid-fire iteration to try out different approaches. It can be surprising what difference just a small shift can make.

Improvisation - When you have to throw away the plan, for whatever reason, you may have to improvise. This is not the same as 'winging it' - you can be well prepared to improvise! We'll explore the principles that underpin improvisation and ways you can use them.

Facilitation Trances – being aware of trances such as the teacher trance and the plenary vortex and how to respond.

Physicality - Why movement is so important to you and the participants.

Unhurried Conversations - When people know they aren’t going to be interrupted, they worry less and express themselves more clearly. Also, when people really feel listened to, it seems to increase their focus and the sense that their speech has meaning. They can slow down, and they tend not to repeat themselves. Unhurried conversations are rich and complex, with much less of the battling for attention we often experience.

We are excited! This is a fabulous opportunity to work with Viv and your fellow WA facilitators. Proudly supported by Facilitation WA.

Any queries: sally@theoduff.com.au

From your Facilitation WA team

Marie, Tammie, Cherelle and Sally

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