Do you have an issue with a team in your organisation? Is the community group you are a part of struggling to get anything done? Do you long for less meetings and more effectiveness?
Often there are things that need to be seen or said in a safe environment where people feel heard in order for real change to take place. I offer group facilitation that creates space for listening and connection in order to enhance relationships as well as opportunities to look at how to get the most out of limited time to deliver goals.
Design and Hosting of events
Over a 15 year period I have designed, delivered and hosted numerous events. Today I am passionate about creating and hosting events where inclusion, respect, self organisation, passion and responsibility are at the heart of the matter. Whether you are convening an annual strategy gathering, a youth summit, creating a great local project or hosting an intergenerational event, I bring myself or a team of experienced Art of Hosting practitioners to help you create a powerful experience which leads to meaningful action taking place.
Meetings are necessary to building community, sharing ideas and decision making. However we often spend too much time on detail and not enough on inspiration, community building and connecting with who we are and what we bring to a group. I offer a way of designing and hosting meetings which takes care of the balance required to feel good about what you are creating, growing or delivering together. As part of this facilitation offer I can demonstrate how using technology and personal motivation can improve the flow of creating successful meetings and outcomes.
You are trying to pull together many voices from across a community, business or geographical area and you are unsure about how you can listen to and engage with conflicting view points. Maybe you hold the question how can we do this so that people walk away feeling like the time they spent here was worth it?
Using a mixture of Art of Hosting and a Systemic view point, I can help you create a space, craft an invitation and train up facilitators who can host multiple conversations concurrently so that everyone’s voice can be heard. I can bring circle facilitation and specific feedback exercises which create the circumstances where the parts become a whole. I cultivate spaces which invite respect and gratitude alongside strong emotions. All of this ensures that you have an event which is memorable and moving.
Youth Leadership & Youth Empowerment
For more than ten years I have been developing ways of working with young people between the ages of 13 and 18 which encourage powerful, self motivated leadership, both in their own lives and in the community.
I have worked in and out of schools to support young people so they can encourage and empower others - young people and adults alike - to work on things they are passionate about.
When I use tools like Open Space Technology, Graphic Facilitation and my own brand of facilitation, young people respond, often in dramatic and powerful ways. These remarkable achievements include social and environmental action projects, an annual youth conference on climate change, the production of school newspapers, podcast channels, and much, much more.
What helps achieve these extraordinary results is taking an approach which involves the adult support systems around young people. This empowers the adults to be confident about encouraging creativity and managing change.
And so, whatever your interest in empowering young people so they can make a real difference, I would be delighted to discuss your project and find a way to work with you. Together we will create inspiring experiences and programmes of which everyone is proud to be a part.
Give me a call now, whether you’re a young person looking for support, a parent, support worker, teacher, governor, head teacher, advocate, or a representative of an organisation looking to empower young people!