Archive for the ‘Facilitation’ Category


Preparing for any event

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 1, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation

Here’s a draft post that I forgot to publish … I just heard a live interview with 11 times Surfing world champion, Kelly Slater, about what he does to prepare for his heat that day. A pro-surf event that happened in December at Hawaii’s famous Sunset Beach. This got me thinking about my own preparation on the morning of a facilitation gig. I’m right in the middle of my preparation now, with an event starting in 2 hours from now. I’ve just come off two days of facilitation and have another 2 days to follow. When you are in the …

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Coming back to an old friend

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 13, 2012
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations, Presentations & Slideshows

I haven’t written much lately, despite having so much to share about my new collaborations in work and the thriving community life here in Aireys Inlet. Life has been full to brim and we have managed to keep a healthy balance between work-family-community-play. I have just spent a couple of hours reading through my favourite 3 blogs … all written by friends and colleagues. You should check out what Viv McWaters, Johnnie Moore and Chris Corrigan have been writing about recently … because you won’t find too much recent stuff here! That’s about to change as I rediscover my passion …

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Listening

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 2, 2012
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Gone Supping, Leadership, Yes!And Improv

How well do you listen? It’s a practice that I have to continually work on in all aspects of life – as a parent, partner, friend, family and consultant. Like with most of us, my attention tends to drift toward my thoughts, ideas and next thing I want to say. With discipline and practice I have learned to really listen when facilitating groups. Here are some other people and ideas who have taught me about the art of listening: Chris Corrigan and listening – I have developed some habits and techniques that turn my attention toward the group. Lately I’ve …

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Graphic Harvest from Thriving in Uncertainty #AINOz12

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 20, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

Fellow applied improvisor and friend April Seymore showed up to Thriving In Uncertainty last week. Not only did she contribute her enthusiasm and wisdom, April picked up the marker pens and harvested from conversations that were happening in break out sessions. Great to see others doing this as well!! April, amongst other things, is a key part of the education team at the City of Port Phillip’s Eco Centre in StKilda, Melbourne. She is trained as a Resource Smart AuSSI Vic facilitator, assessor and trained as a WaterWatch educator. Now April has put herself ‘out there’ as a graphic facilitator …

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A thriving network to which I belong

Last week, a small event was staged. About 60 or 70 folks from around the World gathered in Melbourne for the Thriving in Uncertainty Conference. This was a true collaboration between Melbourne Playback TheatreĀ & Viv McWaters. I was a witness to the co-creation of this event and was largely on the sidelines … watching others do all the hard work … contributing where I could … taking it all in and learning. And here’s a photo of me watching Viv and Sherridan (Melb Playback) do the work at the HUB Melbourne … This small event is part of a much …

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