Facilitating Creative Collaboration - 2 ¼ Day Workshop

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Facilitating Creative Collaboration - 2 ¼ Day Workshop

90.00

Full Workshop Cost, Inclusive of
Training Materials: $350 + HST

Registration deposit: $90
The remaining balance will be collected at
the workshop on Friday Nov. 29th, 2019.

Quantity:
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In nature, the most thriving and sustainable ecosystems are the most ecologically diverse. Similarly, organizations that have the capacity to meaningfully harness and integrate a diversity of skills, knowledges, and perspectives are more resilient, wise and able to adapt to change. Given the complex challenges the entirety of the world faces today, from the climate crisis and diverse inequities, we need more creative facilitators who know how to harness collective wisdom, spark creativity and build trusting teams that can weather the storm to find solutions. Together we are stronger and wiser than we are alone.  


Righting Relations National Gathering, Pinawa, MB

Righting Relations National Gathering, Pinawa, MB

Facilitating Creative Collaboration is a 2 ¼ day hands-on workshop welcoming seasoned and emerging facilitators, organizational leaders, organizers, educators, trainers, artists, bridge-builders, healers and more. If you are a person who brings people together and wants to deepen your practice of facilitating collaboration, this workshop is for you. We invite you to step into the space of exploring what is the art of collaboration? What conditions support people’s full participation into collective processes and decision-making? How do we harness collective wisdom towards our organization’s most complex challenges? What processes support the meaningful inclusion of diverse perspectives, while recognizing inequities of power? How do we engage in bridge-building conversations across difference? What helps to spark the creative genius in us all?


How We Work 

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In this workshop we will build upon our capacity to:

  • Co-create a container of trust and safety to foster a culture of collaboration and transformative learning; 

  • Show up as our full selves, tap into the spectrum of our who we are, the wisdom we carry and bring that into our work;

  • Engage with a blend of principles and practices of transformative adult learning and participatory leadership that nurture both the political and spiritual aspects of community learning; 

  • Convene, design, facilitate and harvest generative collaboration, uplearning keys to hosting effective, engaging and inclusive meetings with multiple stakeholders;

  • Facilitate in a diversity of contexts, expanding our facilitation toolbox;

  • Engage in creative, artistic and embodied ways of knowing that expand our understanding of “knowledge” and “learning”; 

  • Hold space for complex conversations and work across difference;

  • Acknowledge the different forms of power and how they relate to collaboration and facilitation to work towards transparency and equity in the spaces we convene;

  • Better understand how to work effectively in diverse contexts that are rapidly changing, conflictual and unpredictable. 

Popular Theatre, Ignite Change Global Human Rights Conference, Edmonton, AB

Popular Theatre, Ignite Change Global Human Rights Conference, Edmonton, AB

Dates
*Friday Nov 29th Eve - Sunday Dec 1st
Day 1:
6:30 - 9pm
Day 2: 10am - 5pm
Day 3: 10am - 5pm

Venue:
United Steelworker’s Hall
25 Cecil Street
This venue is wheelchair accessible

Location
TBD for Friday evening 

Facilitators
Rehana Tejpar, Natalie Abdou, Moyo Mutamba and Brigid Tierney

Full Workshop Cost, Inclusive of Training Materials: $350 + HST
Registration deposit: $90
The remaining balance will be collected at the workshop on Friday Nov. 29th, 2019. 

The Facilitators

Rehana Tejpar, M. ED  is a facilitator who loves to co-create the conditions for creativity and collaboration to be harnessed. She is passionate about organizational alignment, participatory leadership and incorporating embodied, play-based and arts-based process into her work. She has a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, and has been working to facilitate participatory leadership and transformative learning at a grassroots, not-for-profit, government and corporate level for 15 years. She is the founding co-director at bloom and currently serves as the National Program Facilitator for Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change, a national capacity building network building bridges of solidarity between Indigenous, immigrant and settler communities, with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.     “Rehana Tejpar worked with our team at Canadian Heritage in preparation for a national consultation on racism in Canada. Her approach was deep, sensitive, playful and engaging. She facilitated in a way that allowed us to think through our consultation strategy’s impact on our participants’ and our own well-being and identify ways to sustain our balance, focus and energies along the way. She invited us to step into our wholeness, deeply listen to one another, and build even deeper trust in our relationships.”  Jesse Easton Russell, Canadian Heritage

Rehana Tejpar, M. ED is a facilitator who loves to co-create the conditions for creativity and collaboration to be harnessed. She is passionate about organizational alignment, participatory leadership and incorporating embodied, play-based and arts-based process into her work. She has a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, and has been working to facilitate participatory leadership and transformative learning at a grassroots, not-for-profit, government and corporate level for 15 years. She is the founding co-director at bloom and currently serves as the National Program Facilitator for Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change, a national capacity building network building bridges of solidarity between Indigenous, immigrant and settler communities, with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.

“Rehana Tejpar worked with our team at Canadian Heritage in preparation for a national consultation on racism in Canada. Her approach was deep, sensitive, playful and engaging. She facilitated in a way that allowed us to think through our consultation strategy’s impact on our participants’ and our own well-being and identify ways to sustain our balance, focus and energies along the way. She invited us to step into our wholeness, deeply listen to one another, and build even deeper trust in our relationships.” Jesse Easton Russell, Canadian Heritage

Moyo Mutamba PhD  is a post-secondary educator, facilitator , artist and community organizer, who is passionate about building sustainable collaborative relationships for social change and community wellbeing.

Moyo Mutamba PhD is a post-secondary educator, facilitator , artist and community organizer, who is passionate about building sustainable collaborative relationships for social change and community wellbeing.

Brigid Tierney  is a fiery Montrealer turned west coast dreamer turned Toronto transplant. She is a trainer in creative facilitation with Partners for Youth Empowerment and facilitates group processes across the GTA in multiple capacities -- across all, she values supporting groups in having deep, connected and creative experiences. She has a Masters in cultural studies and communication, likes to fight the good fight and works on the daily at the intersection of film programming, community and youth engagement .

Brigid Tierney is a fiery Montrealer turned west coast dreamer turned Toronto transplant. She is a trainer in creative facilitation with Partners for Youth Empowerment and facilitates group processes across the GTA in multiple capacities -- across all, she values supporting groups in having deep, connected and creative experiences. She has a Masters in cultural studies and communication, likes to fight the good fight and works on the daily at the intersection of film programming, community and youth engagement.

Natalie Abdou   I have been on a life-long journey of curiosity and creativity, and have spent the last 10 years connecting and collaborating with diverse communities by co-creating learning environments that are founded upon shared values of diversity, love, respect and self-empowerment - embracing a vision of solidarity, social justice and change from the inside-out. I see the arts, theatre and embodied wisdom as portals for transformative capacity, providing space for our souls to dance, breathe and unleash the deep wisdom that resides within. It is through the blending of creativity and value-based community building, that I am able to nurture groups in creating space for each other - to reflect, share, learn and heal alongside one another for the purpose of personal, collective and organizational change. In my spare time I can be found in one of three homes - dancing ecstatically in Toronto, roaming the beaches of rural Nova Scotia or camel riding in by the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

Natalie Abdou

I have been on a life-long journey of curiosity and creativity, and have spent the last 10 years connecting and collaborating with diverse communities by co-creating learning environments that are founded upon shared values of diversity, love, respect and self-empowerment - embracing a vision of solidarity, social justice and change from the inside-out. I see the arts, theatre and embodied wisdom as portals for transformative capacity, providing space for our souls to dance, breathe and unleash the deep wisdom that resides within. It is through the blending of creativity and value-based community building, that I am able to nurture groups in creating space for each other - to reflect, share, learn and heal alongside one another for the purpose of personal, collective and organizational change. In my spare time I can be found in one of three homes - dancing ecstatically in Toronto, roaming the beaches of rural Nova Scotia or camel riding in by the Great Pyramids in Egypt.