If you are looking for a new directions to expand your facilitation into I’ve included three of my latest winners from around the world below
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Late September and 12 brave souls keen to find out more about being a nature connection Guide, gathered by the sea in Paekakariki.
Over two days they explored with all their senses, shared skills, told stories in a teepee, soaked in wild water hot tub while watching the sunrise, ate too much cake, tried out their new techniques on each other and laughed, cried and learned about themselves, each other, this place and how to guide.
Here is some of what participants had to say:
“The balance [of Liana’s facilitation] was beautiful; humorous, relaxed, aware of the group, organised, GENEROUS, and such valuable personal anecdotes and stories. It’s wonderful to learn from someone who walks the talk”
More information about the course here
An introduction to nature connection ideas and skills that you can use to guide extraordinary and memorable nature experiences for your people.
10 am-10 pm Thursday 21 to 6.10 am to 6.16 pm Friday 22. Paekakariki, Kapiti, Wellington
WHO IS IT FOR?
Are you looking to really engage your clients and provide more value to them? Do you want to more clearly differentiate yourself in the market place? Are you keen to develop your skill set in a new and exciting area? The course is suitable for people who work in a range of settings who are curious to see if nature connection is the “x” factor they are looking for:
- Tour guides
- Eco tourism operators
- Outdoor instructors
- Youth leaders and teachers
- Social service providers
- Science Communicators
- Conservation professionals
- Coaches and mentors
You will already have a good understanding of your people and their needs as well as basic health and safety.
The course is suitable for people of most abilities – if you can walk slowly for an hour with a small daypack you can do it (or if you have special needs please contact the organiser as we can almost certainly design-in a way for you to participate).
The course is limited to a maximum of 12 people so you will need to book in quick.
WHAT WILL IT COVER?
- The course is very experiential and you will be outside for most of the time, learning by doing
- The course is designed to build on your strengths and for you to share skills and knowledge with people from a range of backgrounds
- We will explore some powerful ideas and principles for nature connection that can be applied to almost any situation
- You will get a chance to develop key personal qualities and nature connection routines for yourself
- You will learn about more than 20 nature connection activities
- You will learn how to structure a nature connection experience; sequencing activities for maximum effect
- A taster of expressive and arts activities
- You will cover top tips on the practicalities such as choosing the venue, equipment, and Health and Safety considerations particular to nature connection
- You will get a chance to adapt what we cover to your particular circumstances, give it a try and receive feedback
- Follow up access to a peer community of support and a free 1 hour coaching session to fine tune your future plans
- Advanced courses or one on one coaching will be available if you want to further your practice.
Download more detailed information
Download full course information: nature connection guiding course info
Download the booking form now: Booking and Disclaimer Form – nature connection guide
Contact Liana directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine a Sami style Teepee or a Wild water portable Hot Tub at your next event. Great for workshops, retreats, camps, or even board meetings ;-). It comes with an experienced operator and maybe even some ideas about facilitating your event. The Hot tub is best for 4-5 at time while the Teepee can sit 12+ or sleep 8+. Just comment below or contact Re-wild Yourself for more info about hiring email@example.com.
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.
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.”
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
Waged/for profit or government organisations $500
students/unwaged/not for profits $300
early bird discount $50 off, if you book by 31 December
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - or comment below with your email address. A 50% deposit will secure your place.