Great facilitation is possible and when it happens, it's almost invisible. A great facilitator is skilled at creating and holding space so that people can come together, connect around a shared purpose, dive deep into complex areas and come up with awesome outcomes.
This can be particularly challenging in the social purpose sector, where conversations are often about complex subjects, can involve vulnerability, require participation from diverse stakeholders and are the responsibility of individuals and organisations who often have limited resources.
This one-day intensive is aimed at people working in the social purpose sector who want to know more about the art and design of facilitation. We take you through core principles and practices of facilitation and explore how these can be applied in the social purpose space. Key areas covered include:
- Establishing context and scope
- Understanding purpose and the power of good questions
- Designing for facilitation (trusting process and people)
- Preparing to host (including self preparation and care)
- Practical methodologies, tools, processes and resources
During this one-day intensive we will explore a range of practices from Art of Hosting and Design Thinking approaches. This combination means that you walk away with an understanding of diverse facilitaion approaches, to develop your own personal practice that works with your strengths and best fits the context you are working in. You'll also walk away with a helpful workbook, summarising the key areas covered and a USB with helpful templates.
Who should come along?
This training is aimed at anyone interested in knowing more about the frameworks and methodologies of group facilitation. It is helpful for those currently or wanting to work more effectively in groups, ranging from team meetings, to project boards, community consultations and steering commitees.
It will be especially helpful for anyone wanting to know how to design and plan for effective group processes, manage complex/difficult interactions, and design for outputs and action.
Small group sizes ensure we are able to explore and apply the tools and methodologies during the workshop.
Ebony J Gaylor
Ebony is a social designer – focused on bringing people and knowledge together to design strategies and ideas that drive positive social impact. Ebony's background in strategy, social policy & research, co-design and design thinking span the not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors - and have seen her in direct service delivery, service design, innovation, coaching and leadership roles.
Ebony brings over 15 years experience in the design, delivery and MC'ing of small and large scale workshops, conferences and events in the social purpose sector.
Linette has extensive experience in designing and leading education and training of facilitation skills and has facilitated projects in a range of community and government sectors. Linette has hosted several Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter 3 day conferences with a broad range of audiences from educators to engineers and health professionals to aboriginal community workers. She is skilled at teaching a range of facilitation tools and techniques. Linette is also an experienced coach, counselor, trainer and educator with 30 years of experience in the field of welfare services including counseling, service provision, leadership and management roles.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - we'll have your details with us on the day. You will get a confirmation email, just confirming all the details.
What is the refund policy?
We will give you a refund of the ticket price (minus a $50 administration fee), so long as we have notice a minimum 4 days before the actual event.
Will catering be provided on the day?
Yep - we will arrange some delicious local catering for snacks and lunch. We will gather any dietary requirements before the event also.