Extraordinary Facilitation – New Resolution

Extraordinary Facilitation - New Resolution

Extraordinary facilitation is...

A Two day Bootcamp for emerging facilitators and leaders.

You will master techniques outside the ordinary: from Outdoor Adventure, Community Building, Creative Innovation, Ecopsychology and more

This intense and dynamic training course is a fantastic way to develop extraordinary skills in effective facilitation and leadership so that you can be more engaging and bring about deeper change for the people you work with.

Here's what previous participants said:

" Amazing "

" Great modelling of facilitation – experience it before you try it"

"Very practical experiential learning – heaps of fun – gets you thinking outside the box"

"Come with an open mind – I’ve discovered for example, that I can be more creative than I thought and I can facilitate this for others too"

"Really great for a wide range of previous experiences from novice to experienced.  I learned so much and would definitely come back for a part II"

Who is it for?

The course is for people who have already started facilitating or leading groups of people and who are hungry to branch out and try more effective techniques and ideas from outside the box. This course will expose you to dozens of new tactics and give you are chance to hone your skills in a fun and supportive setting.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, participants will:

Deepen their understanding of the ideas behind facilitation and participatory leadership
Develop a bigger tool kit of practical techniques and skills and the strategies to collate them to make facilitation more effective
Experience dozens of common and uncommon facilitation techniques including:
Working in non-office settings to achieve more impact
Honing skills in supporting innovation and creativity
Developing greater self-mastery in tricky or challenging situations
Dealing with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
Developing a wider repertoire non-verbal communication skills
Try out new techniques for themselves and receive feedback
Reflect on your own personal strengths and receive coaching to boost your unique and effective style
Develop your own follow up action plan

Who runs it?

Your guide is Liana Stupples a facilitator with over 20 years international experience. Liana has drawn from her diverse work co-ordinating everything from international human rights campaigns, community engagement for controversial resource management issues, national social innovation projects, youth going on outdoor adventures to community singing and distilled the most powerful and extraordinary facilitation techniques for you.

She has worked for all sectors including business, government and not for profit and understands the challenges of good leadership and facilitation in each. She has trained an equally wide range of people from international diplomats, to woman in prison.

Liana somehow helps you feel relaxed and open to new experiences; she will stick beside you as you challenge yourself. She can find the playful side of most things and she commits to bringing an engaging energy as well as sensitive facilitation skills to every event she runs. Despite the fun she is serious about building the capacity of people and organisations to tackle the real and the tough stuff. That is why she has been curious all her life about how to better facilitate and lead and wants you to practically benefit from this insight.

“Liana has a knack for seeing the bigger picture. She asks the right questions, the meaningful questions, and the hard questions, and facilitates the journey for us to find the best answers. Her expertise helps groups to produce strategic direction and positive impact and consistently leaves everyone feeling accomplished and inspired.”

    EHA Chairperson

What you get for your money

Two days training in a fantastic venue including time outside

Fully catered lunch and refreshments

Full handbook of techniques and tips

Free follow up coaching session and peer support forum

 

Your investment

Waged/for profit or government organisations $500

students/unwaged/not for profits $300

early bird discount $50 off, if you book by 31 December

 

The Venue

We will be in the glorious seaside village of Paekakariki.

It is only 45 minutes from the centre of Wellington - or there are a wide range of accomodation options. for example:

stay in wellington and get the train
stay locally in the village hotel Finns
Stay locally in the campground
Stay locally in Air Bnb places with very nice people

Great ! How do I book?

Send and email to liana.stupples@gmail.com - or comment below with your email address. A 50% deposit will secure your place.

Re-wild Yourself 3 day retreat 17-19 March 2017

Join us for three days of luxury and slow adventure in nature

 

"It was the best fun I have had in a long time; with a great mix of luxury and groundedness. It felt like a treat for the body and for the soul. Now I have a whole new repertoire of ways to nourish and be nourished by nature."  retreat participant

WHAT DO WE DO?

We spend three days based at a charming and comfortable off grid lodge in the foothills of the Tararua Range near Carterton, Wairarapa.

“The lodge was: peaceful and inviting, spacious yet cosy with the log burner and candles adding to the ambience. Being off-grid added to the ethos".

Through guided outdoor and indoor activities we experience new ways to connect with nature and to ourselves. The programme includes:

  • Gentle wanders and sensory walks
    1-4 hour solo time (supported to be safely by yourself)
    Loads of yummy nourishing food, including wild food
    Exploring tracking techniques
    Soaking in an portable eco hot tub under the stars
    Trying out relaxation techniques
    Sharing stories and song around a campfire
    Enjoying a massage
    Creating environmental "art"
    Relating your wild experiences to the rest of life
    Playing in the river

HOW DID PARTICIPANTS FEEL?

“What a fabulous way to savour a few days. It was an energising yet peaceful treat. I came away feeling recharged, and more in touch with myself and nature.” T

"Here's just some of what I liked about the retreat: Your care and crafting of the activities, including the balance of group and individual exploration. Some time out, and a chance to lose time, think and explore. Luxury."

“I'm feeling light of spirit, delighted, ever so slightly light in the head.... with fond memories of candle light too... thanks Liana and co-wildees for a nuturing, adventurous weekend journey and treat.” T

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to strip back the layers of a challenge and the luxury of time and permission to experience nature without a specific purpose or job to do" L

IS IT FOR YOU?

The retreats are for anybody who is curious about what focussed time in nature can do for them. We all know that getting out into the wild world can help you to see things differently, relax and recharge. The retreat, through fun, engaging and gently challenging micro-adventures aims to give you new techniques and insights into the power of nature connection. You do not need to be a super-fit outdoor ninja to attend – but if you are, you may find that slowing down in nature reveals new things. You may not even think you are an outdoor person, but there is something calling you to put your device down and come and just “be” for a while.

"Everyone would benefit from this kind of retreat. I'm so Grateful for the opportunity to participate. I had always felt connected to nature, but now I will approach her with more humbled and awakened senses. I have been given much to reflect on. The retreat felt like a personal journey as well as a shared one." M

WHO HOSTS IT?

The guide is me, Liana Stupples.

Liana somehow helps you feel relaxed and open to new experiences; she will stick beside you as you challenge yourself. She can find the playful side of most things and she commits to bringing an engaging energy as well as sensitive facilitation skills to every event she runs. She has a deep love and appreciation of the natural world, particularly the Aotearoa bit. After a varied international “career” she has now relented to doing what she enjoys and believes makes a difference; connecting people and nature. Liana runs a smart and safe programme; she has a MSc in Natural Resource Management, has a strength in eco-psychology theory and practice, holds a Diploma in Outdoor Adventure and is current in advanced first aid.

WHERE IS IT AND HOW DO I GET THERE?

We will be based at a charming and comfortable off grid lodge in the foothills of the Tararua Range near Carterton, Wairarapa.   You will sleep in shared bedrooms and use shared bathrooms (if this is a real problem we can arrange a camp bed in a room of your own, or a tent).  We will share some simple housekeeping (e.g. drying the dishes). You can drive there (there is an un-sealed road for 10 km) or please let us know if you want to ride share. We encourage you to get the train and be picked up from the station.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

You are asked to pay $465 total to cover the shared costs of the retreat. This includes everything (2 nights and 3 days worth of accommodation and food, equipment, facilitation) except transport to Carterton.  Paying this full cost allows Liana to offer nature connection experiences to people who might not normally be able to afford them. There is also the option of offering goods or services up to the value of $300 (plus paying $145 cash) in exchange for a place on the retreat (please contact Liana to discuss). Early bird rates at $390 are open to January 1  2017.

WHAT DO I BRING?

You will be provided with a gear list which will include layers of warm clothing and sheets and towels. Outdoor gear can be provided if needed.  There is no  mobile signal (and we need to conserve electricity and get our lives back  ;-).  Please do not bring any recreational drugs or alcohol (we may share provided local wine/beer with the evening meal on the last night).

HOW DO I BOOK?

There are limited places for 6-12 people.  To ensure your place please complete the application form and make an initial deposit of $100.  Please note all the “fine print” on the application form

Just contact Liana: 021 154 6034, liana.stupples@gmail.com

Re-wild Your Grown-up 12 November

A chance for kids to show their grown ups how to play in the outdoors and enjoy nature.
This is an fun outdoor experience for kids and their carers to "Go wild!" and learn more things to do outside. We will explore a local wild place, get messy and experience more fully the wonders of nature. A great chance to get off those screens for a bit and reconnect with yourself, your family and your place.

Meet at the US war memorial Mackays Crossing,Queen Elizabeth Park. We will be walking for about 20 minutes - a challenge but not impossible with push chairs.
This event can go ahead in most weathers. Suitable for kids up to 14yrs and their guardians.
Wear appropriate warm clothing and footwear, bring water and snacks.

Here is what previous participants said:

"Liana was an enchanting leader of both kids and grown-ups. It was an invigorating afternoon, with everyone leaving with smiles and wild sparkles in their eyes”.

Cost $15 per family. Numbers are limited for each session.

Bookings via liana.stupples@gmail.com

Prison Gospel Choir

Song

There is something special about singing in community with others.  That is why I became a song leader; to help others find the release and fun in song.  I am a member of Kapiti Gospel Choir. and the Song Leaders Network of Aotearoa.  I can run workshops for groups of all abilities to find their voice and enjoy the great body feel of singing.

Previous project:

In 2015, I worked with Shona McNeil to pioneer the first gospel choir in Arohata Women’s prison

“I personally would like to thank you and Liana for the huge positive impact you created for our women, who were able to stand tall, hold their heads up high and perform with confidence and beauty….  It  helped the majority of them to step outside their comfort zone and explore new avenues and skills that they did not even know they possessed.

Arohata Prison Gospel Choir Project

“It was fantastic how you were able to work with the women and connect with them immediately which made them instantly relax and focused on the task in hand.”

Arohata Prison Gospel Choir Project

Visual facilitation at Strengthening Communities Hui

What a pleasure it was to be the MC/facilitator for the Strengthening Communities Hui at Te Mahurehure Marae in Auckland.  For the first time, three fantastic national networks held their annual hui together; Community Recycling Network, Community Energy Network and Environment Hubs Aotearoa.  They not only saved resources by collaborating, but inspired and upskilled thier members and came up with some great ideas for boosting the community enterprise sector as well.  I set myself the challenge of graphically recording each main session.  People seemed to like the memory prompt for each session and it made for an engaging way to get feedback from all on how the Hui was for them.