Foundations of Facilitation
Effective facilitation is needed to support better outcomes across rural and regional Australia. Human centred facilitation puts people front and centre. It supports growth and change, overcomes barriers and fosters innovation. Strong facilitation skills are needed in our organisations, communities, and industries. Many of the approaches previously used with groups aren’t working; they are process driven and don’t result in behavioural or practise change. A solid understanding of human centred facilitation, the facilitator mindset and our 5 step human centred approach is key to unlocking individual and group potential. As a result of this workshop you will facilitate confidently, achieve new outcomes and see behavioural and practise changes of value in the people you lead. We build customised and participatory programs where we work with you to develop and practise facilitation knowledge, models and new skills suitable for your context.
Clients we’ve recently facilitated with include; Cotton Australia, Grain Growers Limited, Red Earth Community Foundation, Canegrowers, Southern NSW Innovation Hub, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, University of Southern Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
In this 1 day + extras interactive workshop, we will take you through;
At the end of this workshop, you will know and be able to apply the 5-step facilitation framework, and you will have acquired a suite of facilitation tools and techniques that you can draw upon anywhere anytime.
Facilitation is the act of leading a process and engaging participants so they create, discover and apply learnings, and is one of the most valuable skills available to our industry, community and organisational leaders, and all individuals seeking to support growth and change.
“This program provided me with great tools, and examples of how to use them and the opportunity to practice them. I love that we got to work on our own facilitation plan over the day so I am leaving with a real plan ready to go. The group was a great size and were super engaged. I also really like that I am leaving today with a new network of fellow facilitators!” – Henry (Toowoomba, Qld)
“Today was an invaluable, excellent experience. Very much focused on action learning, sharing knowledge and wonderful, respectful engagement from both facilitators and fellow participants. So much respect for Jo and Wendy!”
– Lynne (Gympie, Qld)
“I had a wonderful day. All 15 of us learnt so much and even if you are a facilitator already, it is so valuable, they have so many awesome tips and skills that they shared with us. When they are in your area try to get there – it will be worth your time!” – Libby (Toowoomba, Qld)
This workshop is for those working across rural and regional Australia who want to fast track their facilitation skills to deliver innovative group processes to drive practise and behavioural change.
We offer bespoke training and support. We can tailor our Foundations of Facilitation workshop to suit your organisation’s needs. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Wendy is passionate about empowering leaders and bringing people and communities together to facilitate progress. She facilitates primarily within the Community, Agriculture and For Purpose sectors and has experience working with groups of all sizes and both virtually, and in the real world! Her core values are authenticity, fairness and fun! Until moving to Brisbane in 2020, Wendy had a wonderfully eclectic career including 10 years as a primary producer in Western Qld and 20 years working in leadership roles across several sectors in remote, rural and regional Qld. In addition to this experience, she has qualifications in education and HR and accreditations in change management and behaviour profiling, that shape how she practices. Wendy is excited by the opportunity to work with you to strengthen your facilitation skills to bring change and growth for rural and regional Australia.
Jo facilitates across Australia’s agricultural and rural sectors. She has experience in working with small groups to national forums of over 1500 people. Jo holds qualifications in education, applied linguistics and psychology /counselling. She also holds accreditation as a facilitator in the Daring Way curricula based on the research of Dr Brene Brown. Her core values are authenticity, freedom and justice and she is passionate about facilitation because it gives a process for change and a voice to those who may not be easily heard. In her spare time you can find her cooking up a storm, renovating old houses, wrangling two labradors, reading a good book or gardening. She loves working with people, just like you, who are keen to enhance their facilitation skills to achieve better outcomes for rural and regional Australia.
If you’re interested to develop your human centred facilitation skills along with our 5 step approach and tools and confidence to apply this in your own context, then this workshop is for you. Book your spot today!
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