Extraordinary Facilitation Training Wellington November 2020

Back in person for 2020 the popular Extraordinary Facilitation 2 day training.


5-6 November

A Two day Bootcamp for emerging facilitators and leaders interested in broadening their people and meeting skills.  Master techniques outside the ordinary: from Outdoor Adventure, Community Building, Creative Innovation, Eco-psychology 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.


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.

..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”

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

What you get for your money

  • Two days training in a fantastic central 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 $650
  • students/unwaged/not for profits $400
  • early bird discount $50 off if book by September 30th 2020


The Venue

We will be in the Wellington  CBD or the Kapiti Coast – the final venue will be confirmed once Covid levels are clear for November

Great! How do I book?

Send an email to liana.stupples@gmail.com. A 50% deposit will secure your place. For more information see liana.kiwi.nz or call 021 154 6034.

Extraordinary visual thinking training 7 Aug 2020

To book your place

Email Liana at liana.stupples@gmail.com. and pay your fee by bank transfer to 38-9022-0015538-00

(invoices and receipts available on request).

You will receive confirmation and further details once your payment has cleared.

Extraordinary Visual Thinking
A one day introduction to the power of visual tools for life and work
“To all non-artists, do this course, it’ll give you confidence to be more visual with your work”
Visual thinking is a fast track to clearer thinking, deeper engagement, better recall and so much more. This one day course is for people who want to get started on working visually and come away with powerful easy to master tools.
Participants will come away with:
• Knowledge about the benefits of visual thinking
• Greater confidence to make and draw without having to be an artist
• Top techniques to work with 8 key elements of visual work:
• Objects and positions
• Lines and dots
• Scale
• Text
• Shade and colour
• Themes and Templates
• Icons (build your own library of 50 icons!)
• Characters (top tips to draw Easy Peasy People in your own style)
• Tips and a chance to try (or buy) the best tools
• Ideas for how to apply your new skills;
• Idea for participative visuals when working as a group
• Ideas for Sketch notes for yourself to record and recall
• Ideas to clearly communicate with and engage others
• Create your own course book and take it home to continue your practice
• Have access to a coach and the community of course participants to continue your learning
Here is more of what previous participants have said:
“I loved learning techniques that look amazing but are actually quite simple”
“I definitely recommend this course, it’s amazing value for your time and money, with lots of inspiration and tools/skills you can implement immediately in a range of ways.”
“Go for it! One of the best days you’ll invest in your self”
For profit/govt $450 inc GST
Not for profit/student $280 inc GST
Pay it forward place $150 inc GST