Thursday, October 27th, 2016. Location: The Pub - Perimeter
SEAF Happy Hour Mingle
Interested in meeting other facilitators? Looking to spend time with your peers in a casual setting? Many of you have asked for ways to network beyond our workshops and we’re answering the call by hosting a “SEAF Happy Hour Mingle” on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at The Pub-Perimeter.
Everyone is welcome, facilitators, colleagues, friends—anyone who has an interest in the transformative power of facilitation. We’ll provide the snacks; you’ll get happy hour drink prices at the cash bar! (5-7pm) There will also be a give-away during the event!
Happy hour pricing from 3 pm to 7 pm., some snacks provided, cash bar. Members, potential members and non-members welcome.This venue is located at Perimeter Mall near The Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s.
NO NEED TO REGISTER -- WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!
Friday, November 11th, 2016. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe
Facilitating Group Engagement: Strategies to Maximize Group Results
Michael Wilkinson, CMF, CPF, Founder and CEO, Leadership Strategies, Inc.
Even experienced facilitators, trainers, and consultants at one time or another find themselves standing before groups whose dynamics are all over the board. Some are mentally checked out, the room is uncomfortably silent, and others cannot seem to stay on track with the discussion. Wouldn’t it be great to have the engagement tools to regain control of the room and your group’s dynamics?
In this session with Certified Master Facilitator and Certified Professional Facilitator, Michael Wilkinson, you will learn practical techniques to make your sessions more engaging and results-driven. Walk away with unique engagement strategies to boost your group’s energy and attention. Your participants will go from, “When will this meeting end?” to “Where did the time go?!!”
2016 Meeting Dates
Friday, February 12th, 2016: Harnessing the Power of the Brain for Change
Friday, April 15th, 2016: Facilitation Through Journey Maps
Thursday, April 21st, 2016: Rewire Your Body and Brain for Peak Performance in Life and Business
Friday, June 10th, 2016: Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching
Friday, August 12th, 2016: SEAF August Triple Play
Thursday, October 27th, 2016: SEAF Happy Hour Mingle
Friday, November 11th, 2016: Facilitating Group Engagement: Strategies to Maximize Group Results
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).
To promote excellence in facilitation through education, networking, and professional development.
To be the premier source in the region for assisting facilitators in developing their skills and promoting facilitation as an essential organizational function.
Who Joins SEAF?
SEAF offers invaluable professional development opportunities for anyone who spends time planning and coordinating meetings, whether they're a full-time, part-time or aspiring facilitator, or have never even heard of the term “facilitation."
Our members represent a variety of occupations such as: professional facilitators, coaches, project managers of all kinds, business analysts, consultants, senior management, and others whose role requires facilitation skills on a daily basis. Many of us are employed in major organizations, and many are self-employed. We work in education, IT, healthcare, community building, environmental and non-profit industries—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
No matter your title, function, industry, or organization size, if you run meetings with clients or colleagues then you use facilitation skills. And if you want to improve your facilitation skills—and the effectiveness of the meetings you run—there is no better place to do that than as a member of SEAF!
The Value of Being an SEAF Member:
Five half-day training and networking sessions per year at $28 each, a $110 savings over non-members. These sessions also provide:
Opportunities to network with other facilitators across industries and support and learn from each other
Educational opportunities to learn new facilitation skills and stay current in the field of facilitation
Opportunities to promote your business or company
Opportunities to connect with other facilitators on LinkedIn and Twitter
Ability to post and reply to job openings within the SEAF member community
Opportunities to network with the members of affiliated organizations, such as the Institute of Management Consulting
Opportunities to utilize your gifts and talents to give back and help SEAF grow and meet its mission and objectives
Ability to attend SEAF-hosted conferences at a discounted rate
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: