HOW DO WE CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR GENERATIVE COLLABORATION?
HOW DO WE SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS TO ORGANISE AND DO THEIR BEST WORK TOGETHER?
So many situations in our lives demand that we collaborate, and do it well. Never before have our collective efforts been so needed or the outcomes so critical.
While each of us have a responsibility to develop our individual skills and capacities, our visions of the future will only be realised through teams, organisations, communities and societies. It’s time to look behind the scenes at the nature of organising and collaborating.
Groundwork is both a personal and collective practice for strengthening collaboration which can be integrated and applied to any aspect of life. The purpose of this 2.5-day Groundwork training is to build our individual and collective capacities to collaborate more effectively and with more powerful results. We will explore and deepen the elements of Groundwork practice through a framework called the Foundations of Powerful Collaboration.
We will apply this to projects and initiatives that participants are already working with. Using this framework we will explore principles, practices and tools that can support us in practising Groundwork more consciously.
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James is a Learning Host and partner in Status Flow, a consultancy offering process design, facilitation and capacity building for organisations within the fields of leadership, learning, communication and collaboration.
James is a co-founder of Groundwork. His interest stems from his experience of working with teams and from collaborating to host events, conferences and conversations that matter.
He lives with his partner Anne and their daughters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is often in his home town of Canberra visiting family.
James is on the team for the Canberra and Brisbane trainings.
Pam is passionate about finding and practising new ways of working. She has worked in community development for more than 20 years, and is an active connector and community leader in her home town of Warwick in south-west Queensland.
Pam is passionate about supporting leaders to do good work in their own communities by sharing skills and tools for collaboration.
She is also a member of Campfire Coop,
and is on the team for the Brisbane training.
Mel is a host of events that matter, designer, host and guide for organisational, community and systemic transformation.
She is a member of Campfire Coop, a self-organising collaborative
organisation using Groundwork as an operating system.
Mel is in the conscious practice of organising for collaboration, impact and sustainability, and believes these skills are needed in the world now, more than ever.
Mel is from the Riverina, NSW and is currently based in Brisbane.
She is on the team for the Canberra and Brisbane trainings.
Mark is a co-designer and collaborator in projects such as the Canberra City Farm, SEE Change (Society, Environment, Economy) , Presence in Nature, Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy and becoming a zero emissions ACT.
His work with Global Learning is focussed on transforming business, society and self by building capacity for deep innovation and collaboration.
Mark is on the team for the Canberra training.
Moze (Michelle) is a member of Campfire Coop, with experience in management and research.
She believes meaningful conversations and good process are the keys to unlocking wise action for individuals, workplaces, communities and systems for a more creative, curious, and compassionate world.
Moze lives with her two children on a small island near Brisbane. Her work involves complex change management and project work through deep and purposeful collaboration. Groundwork provides the foundations to achieving this work in the world.
Moze is on the team for the Brisbane training.
Lyn is committed to encouraging deep conversation in the Canberra community, and is involved in significant projects to support that, including the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy.
Her passion and curiosity is borne out of a diverse career in mental health social work, public service management roles and organisational development consulting with ACT NGOs.
Lyn is local host for the Canberra training.
David is also a member of Campfire Coop, based in Cobargo NSW.
He is a host for collaborative action in communities, government agencies and organisations - anywhere people are trying to move past conflict and fragmentation towards cooperation and wise action.
David's work is primarily within regional and rural communities, supporting individuals and organisations who are working towards environmental and social sustainability.
David is on the team for the Canberra training, and pleased to be back in his home town.
Tracy is an ecologist, sustainability scientist and Non Violent Communication (NVC) practitioner based on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
Tracy has been collaborating for social change for almost 40 years within NGOs, the community sector and government.
Tracy is on the team for the Brisbane training.