Friday, August 12th, 2016. Location: Roam Dunwoody at Perimeter Pointe
SEAF August Triple Play
McKenzie Wren, CEO (Chief Engagement Officer), Wren Consulting
Leigh Ann Rodgers, Principal, Creative Business Development LLC
Lisa Lewis-Fears, Associate Director, Kennesaw State University
Come sample three great topics & processes:
Tap into Wisdom using Chalk Talk
Tap into the wisdom of the room through quiet reflection on multiple topics. Using Chalk Talk, participants move around the room reflecting and interacting silently in conversations and thoughts written on flip charts or whiteboards. This process makes visible the thinking around the room on chosen topics.
Go Big or Go Home: Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
Facilitation is an ever-evolving skill set. As work place cultures shift and technology becomes a more significant part of our world, we must stay current and develop new skills if we want to be relevant. Are you evolving or doing what you have always done? Are you excited about your work or complacent? In this mini-workshop, you’ll identify a stretch goal that will sharpen your skill set and/or strengthen your knowledge base – and energize you professionally. Then, you will learn a simple approach that will guide you to achieve your goal.
Change and Transition: Understanding the “People-Side” of Change."
Whether it’s an organizational or personal change, unexpected or expected change; people are often uncomfortable with change for a variety of reasons. This can cause them to resist and oppose it. Change is something that happens to people (even if they don't agree with it) and is external. Transition, on the other hand, is internal and it's what happens in people's minds as they go through change. Change can happen very quickly, while transition usually occurs more slowly. Everyone handles change and transition in their own way and at their own pace so it's important to understand how people are feeling as change occurs. Learning about The Transition Model will help you guide them through it. Created by change consultant William Bridges, and published in his book "Managing Transitions," the model highlights three stages of transition that people go through when they experience change:
1. Ending, Losing, and Letting Go
2. The Neutral Zone
3. The New Beginning
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
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: