Conference Networking

Conference Networking

whether you’re confident or shy, get to know 10 new conference attendees 

WHAT’S THE INTENTION?

To create a space for conference participants to make new professional connections for mutual learning, support and problem solving.

WHY ARE WE DOING THAT?

We can sometimes work in isolation, without knowing that our colleague down the road has faced the same challenges as us, and has learnt some valuable hacks and workarounds.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Capacity || Increased access to resources
  • Connection || The ability to ask for and receive the support of others
  • Solidarity || I’m not alone in this world

WHO’S IT FOR?

30-130 Conference participants.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Through group activities and short brief chats that:

  • Get you meeting at least ten new people
  • Give you the licence to approach new faces
  • Use a variety of differently formatted exercises
  • Mostly through standing and walking around activities
  • Encourage post-conference follow-up
  • Suggest the idea of collaboration

Supported by a gentle and warm, yet strong leadership style by the facilitator to encourage participation, buy-in and smiles.

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SESSION DETAILS

A short 30-40min fast-paced meet, greet, and seek to follow up amongst a large group of conference attendees.

 

FACILITATION TRAINING

Facilitating a group is part science, part craft.
These courses have a dual focus of getting the thinking right and getting the tools to do it well.

THE CORE OF FACILITATION
Level 1: one-day introductory workshop

THE CRAFT OF FACILITATION
Level 2: Eight-week evening intermediate course The Craft of Facilitation, level 2 group faciliation skills course by Dave Dunn

GROUP FACILITATOR

Specialised in youth groups and young adults.

Also good at leading strategic visioning & planning; hosting conferences; chairing AGMs; MC-ing open mic nights and cheer leading laughter workshops.

Take a look at his previous clients list.

Dave Dunn is organised and playful. dave.dunn.ie Group Facilitator

VARIOUS WORKSHOPS

Resilience, Time & Task Management,
Laughter, Listening, Creativity

These are interactive, engaging and empowering learning workshops.

Short two-hour or half day.

They're also good craic. dave.dunn.ie workshops