Session 11 – (re) Awakening Your Creative Facilitator

Date:  Thursday 15 October 2020                   Time:   10am                        Length:   2 hours

Dr Cathryn Lloyd and Michelle Walker

This session is designed for:
Emerging facilitators                      Still developing                   Wisdom Keeper                  Everyone

Will this session be recorded?                                       Yes

Session Outline

This is an invitation for participants to explore, (re)awaken and embody the creativity that underpins their facilitation practice.  What does it mean to be creative as a facilitator?  As we contemplate this question The Ubuntu philosophy “I am because you are” speaks to the very nature of facilitation.  As facilitators we are because of the relationship we have with ourselves and the people we are working with. They in turn are, due to our presence and way of being as a facilitator.  How we are as facilitators will influence and impact the dynamic in which we are engaged, be that knowingly or unknowingly.  Our ability to draw on our most creative self for the benefit of ourselves and others gives permission to others to do the same.  This experiential session will encourage you to identify and build on your creativity and creative facilitation known to you, and to delve into the aspects unknown to you. This session is premised with the question: ‘what does it feel like to bring more creativity to my facilitation practice?’  Through the processes offered in this session participants will find ways to integrate more of your creative self into your facilitation practice and in turn invite others to do the same.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. To guide participants to identify a personal definition of creativity and what it means to their facilitation practice
  2. To explore each individual’s journey with creative expression
  3. To explore models for creativity and self-awareness tailored for facilitators

How this session contributes to the AFN Community of Practice

This session contributes to the ANF COP through the co-creative environment. The opportunity to share and learn together and explore what it means to be a creative facilitator and to be in service of others, will contribute to the shared wisdom of the AFN community.

Toolkit takeaways

  1. A personal definition of creativity and its meaning for participants
  2. A map of their creative expression history
  3. Insight into their creative habits that support their practice and personal creativity
  4. Experience using tools and concepts that can be applied to their practice

Speaker Biographies

Cathryn Lloyd
Cathryn is Founder, Director of Maverick Minds Pty Ltd.  Cathryn facilitates and coaches powerful and flexible learning experiences for leaders, managers, teams and individuals to help shift thinking, gain new perspectives and create positive long-term change.  Her experience across the arts, design, education, and business management sectors provides the foundation for a unique approach to the design and delivery of creative professional development workshops and programs. Clients include government, corporate, not for profit, universities, individuals and groups.  Cathryn holds a research Doctorate in Creative Industries and is Australia’s first certified creativity coach with the Creativity Coaching Association.

Michelle Walker
Michelle is a highly experienced facilitator with 22 years of experience gained in workshop and retreat facilitation. Her expertise in has been recognized through her accreditation as a Certified Professional Facilitator® by the International Facilitation Association and membership of the International Forum for Visual Practitioners. Specialising in Graphic Facilitation and Visual Thinking, Michelle brings her facilitation experience and her creative abilities to deliver stand-out results for groups in their meetings, workshops, conferences and retreats. Through her signature training programs, ‘Facilitation for Change-Makers’ and ‘Essentials of Visual Thinking’, Michelle has shared her practical, grounded experience with students and organisations around the world.