30 August 2013

“Speed Mentoring with Sharon McGann” | Monday September 9, 2013 | 5.30 pm

A community of practice involves sharing what we know about what works and how we do what we do. This session is an opportunity for experienced and new facilitators to get together and share war stories and ask curious questions. The process will be a variation on the popular speed dating / speed networking processes, with a focus on sharing knowledge and wisdom.
If you are an experienced facilitator, come along and bring an example of a challenging facilitation – one that was new, exciting or difficult. Think about how you prepared for and facilitated the session and what the outcomes were for the client.
If you are a new facilitator, come along with two or three questions about facilitation, things you’re curious about but didn’t know who or how to ask.
Also bring at least 10 business cards or equivalent.
You will have an opportunity to meet and talk with a number of colleagues during the course of the high-energy evening and ideally you will walk away with new contacts to bounce ideas off.

Sharon McGann
The session will be facilitated by our Sydney Facilitators’ Network co-convenor Sharon McGann.  Sharon is an experienced facilitator who runs strategic and business facilitations for corporate, not for profit and government clients.  She is passionate about connecting people so we can learn from each other and is curious about how we as facilitators continue to improve our practices in what is often a solo pursuit that paradoxically requires an intimate understanding of people in groups.

Donate Books
Also in light of the session’s proximity to Indigenous Literacy Day (on the 4th September) Sharon encourages you to bring any well loved facilitation books that you would like to pass on or exchange. Donation surplus on the night will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Venue:  [Our usual venue]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Level 5, Building 10, Jones Street, Ultimo (Cnr. Thomas Street).
Room 5.580
Take the lift to level 5 | cross the atrium footbridge | walk straight ahead to room 580.
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up
Enquiries | Greg Jenkins greg@changeagent.com.au | 0418 486 501
Sharon McGann Sharon@apassion.com.au | 0414 537 305