Are you interested to learn more about facilitation, and ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP) methodology in particular – in a free, one-hour, interactive online session that offers an experience of virtual facilitation as well?
Please join me for my new series of free facilitation webinars!
Register now on Eventbrite for the first scheduled session (below), and register your interest on Surveymonkey for future dates & times and topics to be scheduled – scroll down for provisional dates & times and suggested topics.
This session will introduce a simple but powerful and versatile model, that can be applied as a tool and even as a guiding principle. It can help facilitators to engage and empower their groups with greater confidence and versatility, to better enable them to make the change that they are seeking in the world. The session will be equally suitable for newcomers to facilitation and for experienced facilitators who are new to ToP, and those who would like to deepen their understanding of ORID as a design tool.
This session is adapted from a face-to-face session delivered at the October 2015 IAF Europe MENA conference in Stockholm, Making Waves.
Read further details and register now on Eventbrite.
Provisional future dates and suggested topics
I plan to schedule monthly or bi-monthly sessions, on weekdays at 13.00 GMT for convenience of multiple time zones. Provisional future dates for 2016 are: Wednesday 2 March, Monday 18 April, Wednesday 4 May, Monday 20 June, Wednesday 6 July, Monday 15 August, Wednesday 7 September, Monday 17 October, Wednesday 2 November, Monday 19 December. Please register your interest in these or other dates and times via Surveymonkey.
I shall invite clients and colleagues where possible to join me to share their own perspective on topics drawn from my experience, and I may also invite IAF and ICA colleagues to join me as guest presenters on additional topics drawn from their experience.
Please share your feedback and suggestions for additional topics and guest presenters via Surveymonkey, in response to these suggested topics drawn from posts to my blog:
- What does it take for people to align behind change?
- How engaging can a large facilitated online session be?
- Getting started as a facilitator, a social entrepreneur and a freelancer
- How has facilitation developed over time, and where might it be heading?
- Building a future together – broadening ownership in corporate planning
- Facilitation ethics and values – where do you draw a line?
- Evidencing facilitation competencies – reflecting on lessons learned
- Facilitating Public Engagement and Civic Empowerment at the Ukraine PEACE Summit in Kiev
- Celebrating 20 years and team-building with 120 international staff of the European Training Foundation in Turin – #ETF20
- Engaging a cross-section of staff in Clinical Leadership Evaluation and Development with Manchester Primary Care Trust
- Transformational Strategy: from trepidation to ‘unlocked’ – ToP Participatory Strategic Planning with an international humanitarian agency in Geneva
- Multi-sector stakeholder engagement in Getting Ready for Wigan LINK with Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
- Keeping It Interactive in Facilitation
- Facilitating a diverse group of people
- The RSA Small Groups methodology – facilitating innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges
- Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation training – Move beyond ‘seat of the pants’ facilitation
- Two books and three methods for facilitating social transformation
- What do facilitators do, really? Three dimensions of the facilitator role
Each session will be hosted in Adobe Connect for a highly interactive learning experience.
Each topic will be addressed by a short case study or other presentation, supplemented by links to further online material for later reference. Sessions will apply tools and techniques of virtual facilitation to help participants to engage with the material and the presenter, and with their own and each other’s experience on the topic. Participants will be invited to share contact details privately in order to reconnect with each other after the session should they wish. Sessions will be recorded, and recordings also made available.
Participants should be ready to login to the meeting room from 45 minutes in advance for any technical support that may be required to enable their participation, then they may ‘step away’ until it is time to begin. Login details will be circulated to registered participants within 7 days of the session.
You can connect with me also by joining IAF England & Wales’ free facilitation meetups in London and elsewhere.