On arrival at Facilitation Jam last Friday, Flora shared with us a few words first spoken by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
And so began one of the deepest, most powerful experiences it has been my privilege to attend and share in. The time we spent together was fun, challenging, educational, observational and much more. We laughed, cried, walked, talked, dined and learned with and from each other, and we were bold beyond my high expectations.
I wrote this poem on Sunday as I reflected on my experience. I hope you like it.
Sincere thanks to David, Flora, Jools, Kev, Martin, Meg and Tash.
The office is closed today. A group of us are meeting in Greenwich London for a Facilitation Jam. I am confident it will create lots of challenge and useful fun, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you soon.
In the meantime (geddit…Greenwich…meantime, never mind), can you find a little time to try something different today? Have fun.
Are you free on January 18th and 19th? If you are – you might like to read on. If you are not – then maybe go and read this piece by Neil Morrison instead? It’s very good. Anyway – back to the 18th and 19th of January…
Would you like the opportunity to spend a couple of days experimenting and honing your facilitation skills? A few of us are having a co-created facilitation jam session on Friday 18th January and the morning of Saturday 19th January 2013, we have one place left to bring the group up to nine people (it’s a magic number don’t you know), and we’d like to invite you to join us.
The event will be quite free flowing with no one person responsible for leading the day. Instead we invite you to take turns to prepare and run a session during the event and receive immediate feedback on your ideas from your colleagues. You may be looking to improve on some existing methods you use – you may want to try something completely new. However you choose to play, it’s up to you.
This is being run as a not for profit event, you only pay to cover costs. The event will take place in historic Greenwich, London and we want to make it residential so we have some social time together as well. We estimate the cost will be around £250 per person, and we require a deposit payment from you now of just £50 to secure your place. We hope you can join us for a couple of days of useful fun to kickstart the New Year.