ANZEA warmly invites you to register for our our 4-hour online workshop with Carolyn Camman and Amanda Fenton focusing on tools and practices for online facilitation.

This immersive, participatory session is offered by two experienced hosts of spaces both online and in person, Amanda Fenton and Carolyn Camman. Those joining us will get firsthand experience of all the methods and principles shared, and the participatory design means the content is shaped by your questions and context. People at all experience levels will walk away with a deepened practice and fresh insights into online facilitation skills.

Tuesday 22nd September⎢8:30am – 12:30 pm

REGISTER

Early bird ANZEA member* – $200+gst
ANZEA Member – $225+gst
Non-member* – $295+gst

REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 8pm.
*The early-bird discounted registration rate is available to the first 10 ANZEA members who register before Friday 21st August.
*Non-members who register for this event will receive a limited-time 30% discount on their ANZEA membership if they sign up within four weeks. Ensuring the best prices for future workshops and the opportunity to join our upcoming free member-only events. Please get in touch with our manager after registering at contact@anzea.org.nz.

Building your online facilitation practice  

About the workshop:

The COVID-19 pandemic shifted our landscapes rapidly and introduced many of us to a new world of gathering and co-creating online. While meeting face-to-face will always be important, working effectively in digital spaces adds new dimensions of possibility to our work, allowing us to be together in different, equally generative, and sometimes even more accessible ways. With good practices in designing, hosting, harvesting, and enabling participation, we can create online meetings that folks leave feeling energised instead of ‘zoom-fatigued’, and make the most of the opportunities present in gathering online.

This immersive, participatory session is offered by two experienced hosts of spaces both online and in person, Amanda Fenton and Carolyn Camman. Those joining us will get firsthand experience of all the methods and principles shared, and the participatory design means the content is shaped by your questions and context. People at all experience levels will walk away with a deepened practice and fresh insights into online facilitation skills.

While we will use some specific tools (such as Zoom, Miro, and Menti), the focus will be on transferable principles, practices, and frameworks that can be applied across tools and platforms. Many of the fundamental skills of good online facilitation are the same as those for effective in-person meetings, so this is an opportunity to explore and flex all your facilitation skills in a collaborative session with colleagues grappling with similar challenges as we learn from and with each other.

Specific things you can look forward to learning are:

  • an organising framework for creating meaningful and participatory meetings and workshops
  • a simple meeting design process based on the principles of chaordic stepping stones
  • examples of using digital tools in an integrated way for engaging and creative meetings
  • tips and guidance for making the most of the online environment

We will also provide a host of shareable, open-source supplemental resources on topics from how to do Open Space in Zoom to meaningful remote engagement in low-tech situations.

Whatever unfolds in this time of great uncertainty, what we know is that we can do powerful things when we gather to do them together. Come join us to learn more!

About the presenters

Carolyn Camman (they/them) is an evaluation consultant living on the ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil‑Waututh) in what is currently called Vancouver, BC, Canada. They specialize in evaluating in complexity and in service of justice, practicing a blend of developmental and equitable evaluation. Facilitation has become fundamental to their practice as a way of making evaluation more participatory, accessible, and responsive to real-time needs in shifting and dynamic situations. They co-host the podcast Eval Cafe with friend and colleague Brian Hoessler, digging into all kinds of evaluation-related topics, from R Stats to how evaluation is like Star Trek. You can check them out on their website and on Twitter.

Amanda Fenton (she/her) lives on the stolen land of the Qayqayt in what is now known as New Westminster, BC, Canada. She hosts and teaches participatory processes that spark new thinking, foster collaborative leadership, navigate uncertainty and possibility, accelerate learning, and move to wiser action. Her facilitation practice is rooted in circle and the Art of Hosting and with a lens on using these practices towards greater equity and justice. She integrates online collaborative tools to support working in an increasingly networked world, working with networks, non-profits, associations, and more. She is a co-designer and facilitator with Decolonizing Practices, inviting fellow settlers in the journey of learning and unlearning to transform colonial impacts and de-centre whiteness. Learn more about Amanda on her website and on Twitter.

Testimonials

“Carolyn and Amanda delivered a well planned and practical learning experience in a short time. I was buzzing with ideas about how to apply what I’d learned.” Kate McKegg, Evaluator

“So glad I met Carolyn and Amanda. They affirmed that relational ways of being can transcend through online spaces. Provided with practical tools and hands-on learning, everything has translated easily into my everyday practice.” Lou @Hikitia

“I can’t recommend Carolyn and Amanda’s online facilitation workshop enough. It was not only rich in useful information. but engaging and a whole lot of fun! They were so generous with sharing their own experiences and tools, and I feel much more confident to undertake online facilitation as a result.” Michelle Moss

“Fun and practical workshop, gave me useful tips for working well with people and technology in online meetings” Julian King, Public policy consultant

“I was fortunate to participate in Carolyn and Amanda’s online facilitation training, and it has been really helpful in my work. In these often physically disconnected times, their training has strengthened my evaluation practice, by giving me fresh tools and approaches for online engagement. Carolyn and Amanda’s approach is culturally and personally very respectful, combined with a fun and engaging style that makes for an excellent learning session.” Adrian Field, Evaluator