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Elephant in the Room

Event Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 9:00am to Sat, 17 Jun 2017 1:00pm

Location: YMCA 1 Orchard Rd Learning Lab Singapore, 238824

  Description Imagine a facilitator not achieving the desired objectives because the Elephant didn’t show up in the room. The “Elephant in the room” – A metaphor for an obvious problem or risk people are uncomfortable addressing. Managing group dynamics is a critical aspect of a Facilitators effectiveness. Designing a process that truly surfaces any issues of conflict that may exist in group dynamics is both a challenge as well as immensely satisfying when it helps groups achieve a s...

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FFT #3: Working with Corporate Clients

Event Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 1:00pm to Mon, 21 Nov 2016 3:00pm

Location: Vivocity Starbucks

Working with Corporate Clients, hosted by Doreen Teo. It is of paramount importance to build relationship with our clients. We will be discussing and sharing of ideas about the “Ins and Outs” of working with Corporate Clients, in the area of coaching and facilitative training.    What are they looking for and what can you offer?   Who are the stakeholders involved?    What are you investing in yourself and others to get the foot-in-the-door?    This will be a session of candi...

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Facilitators' Fright Night

Event Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 9:00am to Sat, 12 Nov 2016 1:00pm

Location: YMCA Room 207

It's Fright Night in the Daylight as Facilitators Unite to share their horror stories!  As a facilitator, have you ever..  ☠   Experienced creepy situations where you freak out and don't have a clue on how to put raging spirits to rest on the spot?☠   Had your feet caught in mirey clay in the middle of the project, trapped and unable to move, much less walk away?☠   Been gripped by chills down your spine as unseen but discomforting terrors descend upon the group you are facilitatin...

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Food for Thought with IAF SG

FFT #2: The Art of Facilitation for the Arts (Working with Arts groups in partnership with NVPC)

Event Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 7:00pm to Fri, 4 Nov 2016 9:30pm

Location: Dome Cafe @ Singapore Art Museum

The Art of Facilitation for the Arts (Working with Arts groups in partnership with NVPC), hosted by Yan Jiejun. In the last few months, IAF SG members have volunteered to run workshops to help Non-Profit Arts Groups explore their self-assessment results from NVPC on board experiences. To meet the unique needs of the clients, each facilitator customised the workshops to help the clients use data collected to strengthen their organization and to plan for the future. This is an invitation to fa...

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FFT #1: Enabling Impactful Opening & Closing

Event Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 7:00pm to Fri, 28 Oct 2016 9:30pm

Location: Professor Brawn Cafe @ Novena Square

Enabling Impactful Opening & Closing, hosted by Loh Teck Kwang. The opening of a workshop often is one of the most critical tasks of the programme for it sets the tone for the day. As facilitators, we prepare people psychologically so that they are ready for the programme. A good closing on the other hand can potentially help a group anchor their energies, build supportive relationships and pave the way for better commitments & follow through. Connect with #IAFsg over casual and co...

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The Life Dynamics behind ToP Facilitation

Event Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 7:00pm to Sun, 11 Sep 2016 9:00pm

Location: YMCA

The Life Dynamics Behind ToP Facilitation by Barbara MacKay Join us for a two hours short workshop sharing by Barbara MacKay, MS, CPF, North Star Facilitators on the 5 key life dynamics developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs and included in the ICA book - "The Courage to Lead". You will look at how your understanding of these life dynamics might influence your competency and stance as a facilitator and how we view ourselves and the dynamics of the groups we facilitate.  These life dynam...

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Advanced TOP Workshop

Event Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:00am to Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:00am

Location: YMCA

This workshop is suitable for you only if you have completed the workshops on Consensus Method, Focused Conversation and The Action Planning method. Otherwise you will not be able to benefit from the Advanced ToP workshop. The Advanced ToP workshop covers the following two methods 1,  Participatory Strategic Planning: Learn how to conduct strategic planning resulting in group consensus. The course shows you how to weave the powerful ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to str...

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IAF Connect (Jul 16) - Turning Fiery Moments into Opportunity

Event Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 9:00am to Sat, 30 Jul 2016 1:00pm

Location: YMCA Learning Hub

The role of facilitators in Conflicts This coming CONNECT, Lawrence Philbrook (fondly known to us as Larry), IAF Hall of Fame, and Director, ICA, Taiwan, brings a sharing about conflict. When a conversation we facilitate involves participants of high investment (in the topic), or people passionate about the subject, different perspectives are bound to surface. Likewise can be said about participants coming in with different agendas. Conflict then happens, as a result, of the different people in...

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IAF Networking Session

Event Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 7:30pm to Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:00pm

Location: Crossings Cafe

The IAF Community is in town next week, for the Certified Professional Facilitators' Assessment. Seniors in the IAF community (Lindsay, Tom Scharz, Rhonda Tranks, Jorie Wu, Theresa Ratnam Thong) as well as newly minted CPFs (some flying in from other countries) will be in town!    Join us for an evening of great conversations and connections over this casual dinner. We are looking forward to entertaining one another with facilitation stories, experiences and your adventures on this evening. C...

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IAF Learning Lab (May 2016)

Event Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 9:00am to Sat, 28 May 2016 12:00pm

Location: YMCA

The Learning Lab aims to provide an opportunity and a platform for IAF Members to practice facilitation skills based on IAF Competencies. To identify your strengths and areas for improvement on your facilitation skills and to further sharpen your facilitation skills and process. In the Lab, we have a Host, Practice Facilitators, Feedback Facilitators and a Ice Breaking Faciliator to have the opportunities to practice facilitation and receive feedback. We will also have a time keeper to...

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IAF Connect (Apr 16) - Modelling Positive Professional Attitudes

Event Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 9:00am to Sat, 23 Apr 2016 1:00pm

Location: YMCA - 1 Orchard Rd Classroom 207, Singapore 238824, Singapore

The theme this CONNECT: Modelling Positive Professional Attitudes In and out of facilitation, many things have been said about being a certified facilitator in IAF, but, What is the core of a facilitator? What are some positive professional attitudes required for facilitators to provide value to their clients, and also spur individual self-awareness and growth? In today’s highly competitive environment, how do we stand out amongst the multitude of facilitators out in the market? How can we a...

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Technology of Participation Group Facilitation Methods Workshop

Event Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 9:00am to Thu, 25 Feb 2016 5:00pm

Location: 33 Ubi Ave 3 Vertex Tower A, #05-54 Singapore 408868

An Exclusive Workshop for IAF Members! ToP GROUP FACILITATION METHODS A foundational facilitation skills for new and experienced facilitators to: 1. Facilitate discussions even when emotions are high, and diverse opinions make it seem impossible to reach an agreement; 2. Focus a group on a common objective 3. Run a meeting that actually gets results 4. Create action plans that build in momentum and commitment for follow up   Workshop outline: Day 1: ToP Consensus Workshop and ToP Focused Conve...

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IAF Connect (Jan 16) - Certified Professional Facilitator Competencies

Event Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 9:00am to Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:00pm

Location: Singapore Management University (SMU), School of Economics

Come join us for a IAF-SG Connect session to network and find out more! Briefing for aspiring Certified Professional Facilitators (CPFs) preparing to go through certification, and about the CPF Certification Process by Mr Peter Seah (CPF Assessor). Stories from Certified Professional Facilitators and their CPF Journey (hosted by CPFs) & how the certification had value-add to their profile personally & professionally. Group Sharing and deeper insights into what professional facilitators...

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