Archive for the ‘Facilitation’ Category


More games to share

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 11, 2010
Filed in Being Present, Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Yes!And Improv

I am facilitating a 4 day forum (The ACAPTA Flashpoint Forum) with a great bunch of people from the world of Circus and Physical Theatre. We have people here in sydney from street performers to federal funders … trapeze acrobats to administrators. Today in Open Space, the whole group came together for 90 minutes to simply play and share games. Viv has written about this urge here and here … for me it seemed the group was yearning to step away from the ‘intellectual’ stuff and ‘connect’ with each other in deeper and more human ways – and so they …

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Lessons from my teachers …

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 9, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations, Space, Yes!And Improv

I fly to Sydney tomorrow to work with ACAPTA on their big, bold Flashpoint Forum. ACAPTA’s dynamic CEO is leading change and a new way of meeting together. ACAPTA is the peak body group for a group of people who make up the Circus & Physical Theatre field. We have 3 days together to meet, have conversations, eat, perform and leave working together in new ways. As I imagine myself opening space on Thursday morning, it makes sense to reflect (and share) some of thinking has has gone into the deign of this gathering. All of it comes from my …

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Word Cloud of Ideas

Posted by  admin —November 2, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

As I re-design a 5 day community leadership program, a whole bunch of little statements and slogans ended up on my mind-map – some are just ideas and others are borrowed from others. See the Wordle-Cloud below. A few things I know about this program … Improv games and principles will feature prominently – play, then sense and apply Participants will learn (very early on) to take the lead on hosting conversations and create inviting questions Everyone will be connected online and conversations will happen between the weekly gatherings Past participants will connect with new – the conditions for a …

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Coast Care Conversations and Stories

Posted by  admin —September 28, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, Sustainability

On a sunny winter’s day at the end of August, around 50 people gathered for conversations at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club. People from community groups and government agencies who are passionate about our coastal environment spent the day sharing stories and their ideas for the future. I was privileged to help the Coast Action – Coast Care team at DSE design and facilitate the event. Matt, the state manager of the program, does a great job at nailing the purpose of the forum. The Harvest My friend and colleague Chris Corrigan has re shaped my approach to the …

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Great use of YouTube by Dave Snowden

Posted by  admin —July 20, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

I spent about 30 minutes putting together this post and if you have got a spare¬†20 minutes (and you are keen to challenge your own worldview), go grab a cup of tea and work your way through these videos. I have put them in an order that will make sense to someone exploring these concepts for the first time. ————————————————————————————————————– Why do we still see policies in workplaces like, “You Tube banned on Government Servers to stop staff wasting time!”, when staff could be learning stuff as rich as these videos from Dave Snowden?¬†Dave is the Founder & Chief Scientific …

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