5 November 2013

“Wildcard” – Planning for a successful 2014 | Monday November 11, 2013 | 5.30pm

Wildcards are engaging and fun. They are a great way to get a range of ideas and tools from a variety of different experiences. Wildcard is also a good opportunity for facilitators to try out a new idea or share a process that works.

November 2013 Wildcard theme ‘Planning ahead for a successful 2014’.

Wildcard sessions of 5 to 20 minutes are organized on the night including a short debriefing.
Turn up either with something to share or just to learn and have fun.
Venue:  [Our usual venue]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Jones Street, Ultimo corner Thomas Street.
Room 5.580 Level 5, Building 10, 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

Making Connections – Building Bridges with Facilitation 16th Australasian Facilitators Network conference | 5-6 December 2013 | Macquarie University

There is no doubt that Facilitation skills have moved from ‘could have’ to ‘must have’.
The AFN conference is the fastest lowest cost vehicle to help you develop your facilitation practice. Results and professional profile will follow.
This conference features Workshops as diverse as:
Accelerating Collective intelligence; Nine top tips for new facilitators; Being a creator of peace; Facilitating strategic planning; Powerful Decision making; Hands of time indigenous facilitation; Facilitation as a system; Transformative conversations; Embracing cultural diversity; Action methods to assist insight; Appreciative Inquiry; Meeting Marketplace and much more including Case Studies and Wildcard Experience.

How the conference is delivered
Workshops of 90 minutes – fresh, original and experiential
20 minute case studies to bring good practice alive with real stories
Wildcard – accepted live at the conference. Lead or share a warm up or practice or game that improves our facilitation skills in less than 20 minutes  

Build life time connections & professional networks through social events, learning sessions and lively conversations
Ignite your passion, purpose & professionalism
Take in a diverse range of experience and expertise to expand your horizons and address challenges in your work, play & community 
Boost your confidence, knowledge , skills and practice 
Lift your profile
Explore and test your ideas or validate proposed approaches
Enjoy the best value for money Facilitators Conference ever

Social Events
Optional pre-conference gathering on Wednesday 4th Dec
Thursday 5th: Crowd Sourced Themed Party
Socialising, networking, business marketplace, fun and games throughout

Wildcard – ‘everyone gets a gig
PowerPoint Free Workshops
Sustainability - crowd sourced morning and afternoon teas, BYO mugs, bags and paraphernalia, zero useable waste policy
Register Now: Early Bird pricing for members of Australasian Facilitators Network, Sydney Facilitators Network and affiliated Community of Practice Members http://afnconference.org.au/registe/
The Venue is Macquarie University – fast & easy to access by train, with parking, natural setting on the edge of Lane Cove national park, state of the art buildings