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Thursday, March 12th, 2015. Location: Mimi’s Café

SEAF Breakfast Meet & Greet - Pre-meeting Sponsor Discussion Tips and Actions.

Suzie Price

For those of you that live or work in the Perimeter area, come join fellow SEAF members for an energizing breakfast gathering to get your day started!

We will meet at Mimi’s Café, which is located at 1221 Ashford Crossing, off Abernathy Road across from Outback Steakhouse and Carraba’s.

Come prepared to mingle with fellow facilitators and share and receive ideas, tools and insights to improve meeting planning and meeting success. We will share ideas and favorite resources in a relaxed, informal setting. Dutch treat.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe

Icebreakers and the Business of Facilitation

For our April meeting, we will tackle two different subjects. First, we will focus on icebreakers – the use of them and a robust discussion of those that prove to be the most effective. Then in the second part of the session, we will have a moderated panel discussion and Q&A about the business of facilitation.

Friday, June 12th, 2015. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe

Emotional Intelligence Demystified: What It Is and Why It Is Important as a Facilitator

Laura A. Davis

There has been a lot of buzz about emotional intelligence in recent years but few people really understand what it is or how to practically cultivate it. In this highly interactive session, we will explore how according to Plato, “All learning has an emotional base.”

In this session, we will explore EI/EQ so that you will have a solid overview/understanding of the following topics:

  • The 4 key elements of EI or EQ and how they work together most effectively
  • A brief history of the development of the field and why it is so important in the world of work today
  • Insight into the controversy around whether EQ or IQ is more important or the age-old debate between “street” vs. “book” smarts
  • The purpose and definition of emotions
  • Some of the ways EI or EQ is measured
  • An overview of my favorite tools to develop emotional intelligence including the original DiSC assessment
  • How to use/model emotional intelligence as a facilitator

Friday, August 14th, 2015. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe

Collaborative Problem Solving – Designing Collaborative Meetings

Dr. Joanne Chu

The Collaborative Operating System™ (COS) is a dynamic and scalable approach to how work gets done in groups. This system uses the explicit principles of ownership and alignment as “currency” for how to more fully engage teams and build a culture of high-trust and transparency. Much of a team’s work occurs in meetings and yet they often are a source of frustration and under-productive time for participants. This workshop will illustrate how the COS principles are operationalized through the use of the COS Meeting Design™. After exploring the fundamentals of the system, workshop participants will use the meeting design template to design an upcoming meeting and exchange peer feedback.

Participants will...

  • Learn about the COS Methodology – What is it, how is it used, what problems it solves.
  • Practice designing more effective meetings – Through the template that is provided and group-work with your peers, you will have the opportunity to put the theory into practice by using the process to design an upcoming meeting.

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Friday, November 13th, 2015. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe

Using the Power of “Relational Presence” to Enhance Your Facilitation

Eric Atwood

In this session attendees will learn how to apply and benefit from the practice of “Relational Presence” in their facilitation. This methodology includes how to “be with” and truly connect with people, how to be spontaneous and speak from the heart, and how to fully listen to others as a way to maximize one’s facilitation effectiveness. Paired exercises and a group exercise will allow participants to experience Relational Presence first-hand and enable them to use this unique practice in their next facilitated workshop or program.

 2015 Meeting Dates

Friday, February 13th, 2015: Secrets to Facilitating Strategy

Thursday, March 12th, 2015: SEAF Breakfast Meet & Greet - Pre-meeting Sponsor Discussion Tips and Actions.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015: Icebreakers and the Business of Facilitation

Friday, June 12th, 2015: Emotional Intelligence Demystified: What It Is and Why It Is Important as a Facilitator

Friday, August 14th, 2015: Collaborative Problem Solving – Designing Collaborative Meetings

Friday, November 13th, 2015: Using the Power of “Relational Presence” to Enhance Your Facilitation

These meetings are held at Roam Dunwoody, 1155 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30338 (across the parking lot from the Sandy Springs MARTA station and above Office Depot and LA Fitness).
 SEAF Mission

SEAF promotes excellence in facilitation through education, networking, and professional development.

 SEAF Vision

SEAF is the premier source in the region for developing faciliation skills which organizations recognize as critical for achieving successful results.

 SEAF Goals

Value to the community- Increase the awareness of the value of facilitation for effective decision-making.

Networking-Provide an atmosphere for the sharing of ideas and opportunities with peers in the facilitation profession.

Member Development-Provide development opportunities for our members.

Membership-Maximize membership growth, retention and involvement.

Organization-Maintain sufficient organizational and financial resources to support programs.

SEAF is the premier source in the region for developing faciliation skills which organizations recognize as critical for achieving successful results.

 SEAF Programs

SEAF meets the second Friday of every other month, with networking from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, meeting and presentation from 9:00 AM - Noon, and an optional dutch treat networking lunch following. Meetings are designed to include:

  • Facilitated Presentation
  • Facilitated Engagement
  • Networking

Cost of half day meetings:

  • Members-Free for half day meetings
  • Non-members-$50 for half day meetings
  • Non-member Student (with ID)-$50

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