31 October 2016

SFN Co-design Day - Thanks to everyone who could be there!

A very warm thank you for joining us on Saturday 22 October for the Future of Facilitation co-design workshop.

We really appreciated the participation and input from everyone there in making the day so engaging and memorable. We hope that attendees got as much from it as we did running it!!

Lina Mbirkou, who so beautifully lead the mindful reflection and sharing circle at the close of the day, shared a quote that so perfectly summarised how the team felt basking in the after-glow of the event:

"There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfilment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe." Pierre Teilhard Chardin

We were all overwhelmed and moved by the collective passion, experience, wisdom and creativity of the group. It was an affirming sign that facilitation has a bright future and that the Sydney Facilitators Network has a strong place to stand in supporting this growing community of practitioners

3 October 2016

Facilitation in the Age of Complexity with Greg Jenkins | Monday October 10, 2016.

There is no denying the fact the world is getting ever more complex - Brexit, Trump, Hanson, the ever changing federal leadership, global warming, debt, and the refugee crisis etc etc etc. Complexity at a political level translates directly into workplaces, classrooms and communities - where most of us facilitators work.
Have you noticed changes in the facilitation experience? Are blame, fear, mistrust, anger, burnout, inability to learn from the past and being overwhelmed the new normal? What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
For us facilitators this is the opportunity of a lifetime. To paraphrase Malcolm Turnbull " there has never been a more exciting time to be [a facilitator]"
This session will contain tools and tips on how to change the game through facilitation:

  • How to facilitate collaboration and trust
  • Essential strategies for dealing with blame, fear and grief
  • The secret to successful high stakes project facilitation
  • A systems approach facilitation including 5 stages, 4 principles and 1 rule
  • Any thing else that emerges

About Greg Jenkins
Greg has been an active member of the Sydney Facilitators Network for almost 20 years, including 12 years as the Network Coordinator.
Greg is a highly experienced facilitator and coach. He works in complex facilitation across a full range of areas and industries including business, government, education and community. He specialises in high stakes projects and collaborative leadership. Greg’s sessions are highly experiential, practical , fun and most importantly - game changing.
Greg is the author of the ‘Changing the Game’ toolkit launching in later this year. 

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 | Donation $5
Enquiries | Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com ; 0407 411 684

Call for Guest Facilitators:
If you have an idea or know someone who has an idea for a session at a Facilitators Network meeting in please contact Eoin Higgins 0407 411 684 eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com