15 April 2020

Facilitating for Sustainability with Lina Mbirkou | Mon April 20th | 5:30pm SHARP (Zoom opens at 5:00pm)

Sustainability can mean different things to different people:

For some, it’s about keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance, and in that context, our role as facilitators might be to keep up-skilling to hold the increasingly complex conversations to address the wicked problems of our times.

For others, the meaning of sustainability is to remain in business and profitable in the short, medium and long term. In the current context of physical distancing due to the Coronavirus, this manifests through an acute need for better virtual meetings to maintain connection and productivity. However, increasingly flexible working patterns and debates over business air travel mean the demand for remote collaboration is likely to only increase in the long term and require us as facilitators to find ways to adapt to market needs.

There could also be a deeper meaning linked to self-sustainability and the inner place from which we, as facilitators operate to remain resilient when we are surrounded by confusion, chaos and complexity…
As a convenor of the Sydney Facilitator Network and co-designer and co-host of "The Future of Facilitation", it’s my honour to present our first virtual SFN, invite you to surface what sustainability evokes for you and to re-examine how you see your role as a facilitator in different contexts both now and in the future.

You can register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bring your own snacks and refreshments, a notebook and a pen and make sure you have good internet connection and that you have downloaded Zoom in advance, and tested your sound and webcam.

About Lina Mbirkou
Headshot of Allison TsaoLina Mbirkou is an accomplished coach, facilitator and the founder and director of MACRO Leaders, which helps people hone their ability to nurture meaningful relationships and navigate emerging futures. Her methods develop authentic leadership and build the capability of teams to cultivate a collective way of seeing, doing and being.

Lina is well known as a creator of her own processes and resources for the industry. For example she has developed the MACRO Leaders model to guide her work in transforming leaders and organisations. The acronym MACRO stands for: Mindfulness, Authenticity, Courage, Resilience, and Openness.

In her Mindful Cooking programs, Lina has designed creative processes to integrate learnings, change individual and collective behaviours and formalise practice using sustainably produced food.

Lina is a convenor of The Sydney Facilitators Network (SFN), and a master facilitator of World Café, Open Space Technology, Human-Centered Design, Authentic Relating, Non-Violent Communication, Conversation Meals and Leading with Purpose.

As a certified yoga and meditation teacher, Lina knows how to hold space for people to reflect, listen deeply and inquire openly in ways that encourages empathy and builds connection.

Lina is also a powerful speaker on topics relating to mindful leadership, emotional and spiritual intelligence, collaboration, innovation and resilience.

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Venue: Zoom. You can register in advance for this meeting:

Time: Zoom room open at 5:00pm. Session begins at 5:30pm SHARP

Contact: www.facilitatorsnetwork.blogspot.com
Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com : 0407 411 684
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