3 September 2018

Facilitating Collaboration with Greg Jenkins - Monday, 10 September 2018, 5:30PM

Early in my career as a facilitator I was confronted with a burning question. A senior leader in a large organisation pointed to a group of 20 project managers in the distance and said “You see those people. They each manage multi-million-
dollar infrastructure projects. Each of them comes to a meeting with hand on heart and commits to do something. They leave the meeting and then don’t do it. What can you do about that?”

This brief conversation was a turning point for me. From that day forward in every facilitation project I set about finding an answer to the question.

Fast forward to this year (2018) where I was facilitating a collaboration workshop process in a complex project. 6 weeks after the workshop all 25 key stakeholders reconvened. After the meeting several senior people commented with surprise that it was the first time in their experience that everyone attending had actually done what they said they would do.

For me it was normal. I have experienced this in workplaces, classrooms and communities and across corporations, government, education, small business, NGOs and NFPs.
Was it skill? Or was it the ‘system’? Could anyone do it?

Bringing all this experiential learning together is the purpose of the ‘Collaboration Project’.
Get an update at the next Facilitators Network meeting.

  • 5 x Core skills required to facilitate collaboration; 5 x core Values; 5 x Energising principles; 3 x Process stages; 3 x Practice toolsets
  • Vertical development. How do you know you are ready to facilitate collaboration?

About Greg Jenkins
Greg has been a long-term active member of the Sydney Facilitators Network. Greg is a highly experienced facilitator, coach and program developer. He works in complex collaboration-based situations across business, government,
education and community specialising.

This session will be highly experiential and practical.

Venue: [We will be at UTS]
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