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NCOSS 'Leading in Crisis Recovery': Creative Facilitation- Meetings for human beings

September 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Workshop fee:

  • NCOSS member: $30 + GST per session
  • Non-member: $50 + GST per session

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We are social creatures, fundamentally wired for socialising, playing and creating together. To release that energy into our meetings, we need to disrupt some conventions. We need to have fewer presentations and more conversations. We need to free people to move around, rather than remaining pinned to their screens.

We need to create a more level playing field in virtual meetings, a space in which everyone feels able to contribute, so we don’t 'get stuck listening to the usual suspects'.

In 2 x 90-minute virtual meetings, an encore of the very well-received July & August sessions, Viv McWaters of Creative Facilitation and Lee Ryan of Springboard Ideas NZ will bring the latest thinking and experiences around online learning.


Meetings for human beings - how to create connection and aliveness amongst participants.

In this online session, you will learn:

  • how to bring the principles of Creative Facilitation online;
  • how to focus on the people, not the technology; and
  • why it's important to have less content, to slow down and to listen more.

You will take part in activities that you can easily apply to your own online offerings.

We'll explore:

  • how to get the participants to do the work;
  • why it's important to get people to engage with each other; and
  • Popcorn Powerpoint- a novel way to share information.

Who should attend?

Relevant staff and stakeholders of not-for-profit community organisations in New South Wales who are facilitating online conversations, events and learning.


Complete your learning experience by registering for session 2- Wednesday, 23 September.

Meetings that matter - how to create memorable online experiences


Viv McWaters, learning facilitator



Viv McWaters
Viv McWaters, Creative Facilitation, Connecting,

Viv is the co-founder of Creative Facilitation. She works with groups to help them tackle difficult issues, connect with each other, and understand different perspectives. Viv is based in Australia and works internationally, delivering workshops and facilitation training in over 40 different countries.

Viv is also the co-author of the book Creative Facilitation, and the Creative Director of a range of facilitation training, from novice programs through to masterclass sessions.

Lee Ryan, co-facilitator

Lee Ryan

Lee is a Director at Springboard Ideas based in Auckland. She works with experience design and insight teams on strategy and innovation. She's all about strategic roadmaps, facilitating co-creation sessions, using digital tools for journey mapping, and co-developing gamified approaches to business challenges.

Workshop fee:

  • NCOSS member: $30 + GST per session
  • Non-member: $50 + GST per session

Register now to secure your place.

To optimise the online environment, this session has a maximum number of 30 participants.

  • Registration will remain open until two days prior to event, or while spots are available.
  • You will receive a dedicated web link upon confirmation of the event and prior to the date.
  • Registered participants will have access to session materials after the event.


  • Update, 7 Sept: This is now a confirmed event.
  • Standard policy: This event may be cancelled if a minimum number of registered participants is not reached. In this case, you will receive a cancellation notice approximately 3-5 days prior to event.
  • You will be refunded the full amount if event is cancelled by NCOSS.
  • Upon confirmation, the workshop fee is transferable (to another person attending on the same day) but non-refundable.

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Queries about this webinar series to: (link sends email); ATTN: Training

Check out post-event resources from NCOSS 'Leading in Crisis Recovery' series.


September 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


NSW Council of Social Service
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