OFT March (Zoom): Facilitating Beyond Techniques

In this session (via Zoom for all C4C Facilitators), Groupwork's senior associate and AMAZING facilitator Steve Ray will provide an overview of facilitation principles and micro-skills before encouraging you to get beyond the 'techniques'. As an introduction to the renowned facilitating training offered by The Groupwork Centre, this promises to help you facilitate transformative conversations in a way that is authentic and responsive.

About The Groupwork Centre:

Established in 1984, The Groupwork Centre's purpose is to help people achieve amazing things in groups. Their vision is for a just and sustainable world. They achieve this by helping foster great facilitators. help They help build collaborative cultures where people can thrive.  They provide exceptional facilitation services, practical workplace training and specialist courses addressing collaborative management, group facilitation and the broad arena of helping people work well together.

They are a values-based organisation helping people harness the wisdom of groups, sensitively navigate transformation and work through interpersonal challenges. Their work is founded on principles of self-awareness and compassion, designed to give individuals and groups skills to achieve their goals.

Steve Ray

Steve has worked in the environmental and social change movement for more than 30 years.  During that time, he has worked in and for national, state and local Government, corporate and not-for-profit organizations.

He has worked with The Groupwork Centre as a facilitator and trainer since 2008. His experience in emotional resilience, facilitation, conflict resolution and collaborative decision making form a major part of his work in training and consultancy with work teams and groups of many kinds. Organisations routinely report significant and profound shifts in their working culture after attending these workshops. The learning is often transformational because it uncovers and shifts the unconscious patterns of behavior which form a major part of our make-up.

As Executive Director of the local government network Environs Australia, he took the International Agenda 21 sustainability program to Local Government organisations around Australia in 2000.

In 2002 he co-ordinated a delegation of Local government leaders in Australia that attended the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.  During this time, collaboration became a bigger focus of his life as he sought to build partnerships with a range of organisations.

Steve was also a co-founder of Vox Bandicoot, one of the first environmental consultancy organizations in Victoria established in 1988, performing and delivering environmental education programs to tens of thousands of school students.

As an Open Heart Meditation Instructor, Steve also teaches people to connect more deeply to their inner selves to find the grounded and connected wisdom that resides there.


March 26, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Via Zoom
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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C4C & The Groupwork Centre · · 0403264365
Jeremy Dore Peter Cook Deb Punton David Liddle Christine Cook Jodie Minton Maggie Cowling Mike McEvoy Anna Markey Nina Roberts Jenny Riesz janet bishop

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all Elders, past and present.