Facilitation

18 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Training for Activist Trainers

Trainers and facilitators play a vital role in social movements – helping people to gain the clarity and skills they need to make change in the world. Plan to Win is offering a 2.5 day train-the-trainer workshop for people keen to facilitate and educate in social movement contexts. The workshop will focus on developing skills […]

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15 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Introduction to Activist Training Skills

Introduction to Activist Training Skills

Over the next six month Plan to Win has a special focus on developing activist trainers. Trainers and facilitators play a vital role in social movements – helping people to gain the clarity and skills they need to make change in the world. This session is open to people who have experience both as activists […]

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23 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Calling activist trainers!

Trainers and facilitators play a vital role in social movements – helping people to gain the clarity and skills they need to make change in the world. Australia has a small and creative social movement support sector but it would be wonderful to see many more people step into this role! To address this Plan […]

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21 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Better Activist Meetings

MCN: Better Activist Meetings

Do you spend a lot of your life in meetings? Or does it just feel like it?! Meetings are a big part of working collectively but too often… they suck. But with some preparation and a few simple techniques we can hold meetings that: get outcomes feel engaging bring in new people and new ideas […]

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30 January 2013 ~ 7 Comments

Better Activist Meetings

Do you spend a lot of your life in meetings? Or does it just feel like it?! Meetings are a big part of working collectively but too often… they suck. One of the things that motivated me to become an activist educator and facilitator was frustration with boring and unproductive meetings. Life’s too short and […]

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31 October 2011 ~ 12 Comments

Facilitation at Occupy Melbourne

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a fortnight since Occupy Melbourne first kicked off. On the 15th October, as part of a global day of action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Melbourne started at City Square. People gathered, working groups met, workshops were held, information stalls, a library, and a functioning kitchen […]

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22 September 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Facilitation One Day Wonder

Nick Carson, Creative Commons A-SA

On the 7th September I participated in the One Day Wonder held at Abbotsford Convent. The One Day Wonder is a learning event created by, with and for facilitators and community engagement practitioners, or anyone who organises group meetings. Participants came from a broad range of contexts, with many involved in the Victorian Facilitation Network […]

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08 September 2011 ~ 15 Comments

Limits to Consensus?

Anarchist teapot

The Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair took place in August at the Abbotsford Convent. There were stalls from a range of great groups, kid’s play space, handmade bunnies, and awesome Activist-Maisy colouring books (I may have been preoccupied by the kid-centric stuff as my 2 year old niece was in attendance). I ran a workshop on Decision […]

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