Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Heart of Facilitation in the Heart of Australia


Each year we gather as a network of peers, all with an interest in working with groups. There is such a generous spirit as people share their learnings and experience with each other. This year the Australasian Facilitators Network will meet for the first time in Alice Springs from 11-12th September. There is a real sense of excitement about going to the heart of Australia to get to the heart of what really matters in facilitation!

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘The Heart of Facilitation‘. Our Vision is to provide: A memorable and dynamic conference that connects our AFN community and deepens our work including how we work interculturally as facilitators.

The cost of the conference is deliberately kept as affordable as possible and this year’s AFN Conference will provide the great value and great experiences!

To honour a popular AFN tradition there will be a number of cultural activities with opportunities to eat, dance and tell stories. This is included in the cost of attending the conference!

I invite you to check out the website as details emerge and plan to pay a visit to Alice Springs


VFN April 28th Mythbusters – working with young people

Join us at the Kent Hotel on Monday April 28th from 6.00pm as Henry Fowkes brings all his energy and enthusiam to busting open some of the myths about working with young people. How do we deal with issues such as power, empathy and respect? What can you learn from your 16 year old self?

The VFN is a great peer learning network and welcomes all who work with groups to share and develop their facilitation skills and understanding.

No RSVP required – retro dress if you feel so inclined! A actually still fit my crochet tank top circa 1975 – not sure if that is a good or a bad thing.