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Looking for a great workshop venue in Melbourne or regional Victoria?

September 20, 2019

We know that finding the right venue for your workshop or conference is a critical piece in your event organising puzzle. So to help you in your search we have outlined some of our facilitators’ favourite workshop venues. 

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3 steps for creating and delivering an engaging presentation

August 21, 2019

Whether you are presenting to colleagues, a board of directors or to a large audience at a workshop or conference – creating and delivering an engaging presentation is key. Don’t leave it to the last minute, deeply considering the message, your visual story and delivery is key.

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Designing your workshop agenda? Have impact and avoid death by presentation

August 20, 2019

Clients often come to us with a workshop design considered and agenda partially drafted. ‘There are a lot of presenters’ they say sheepishly. The role of the facilitator is not simply to introduce and thank each speaker. Instead, we believe our role as the facilitator is to work closely with you to forensically consider all aspects of the workshop design including narrative and content; session planning and processes; and of course, participant experience.

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The value of a robust diagnosis – be better prepared for next year’s strategy discussion

August 9, 2019

Undertaking robust analyses of what’s happening in the world, the industry, and within organisations, is critical for clients to build an evidence base and a common reference point to draw upon when engaging in strategic thinking and strategic planning. We suggest that clients adopt a diagnostic approach that sorts data into patterns, and replaces the overwhelming complexity of reality with a simple story from which levers for action can be identified.

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Where to play and how to win: An approach to strategic thinking discussions

August 9, 2019

A recent focus in many of our strategy workshops has been to consider two important strategic questions – 1. Where should we compete? 2. How will we win there? This approach to strategic thinking gives rise to interesting, engaging and ultimately useful strategic discussions at the executive team and board level.

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Strategy & Planning: Know where to start and where to finish

August 5, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we are often asked about our definition of strategy, and in particular about the difference between setting a strategic direction and strategic planning. Watch this short video to learn about our approach. 

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Preparing for a workshop? A checklist for the organising team

July 26, 2019

Making sure your workshop or conference venue ticks all your specific requirements is another critical step in the conferencing organising process. So with that in mind, we have put together the following checklist to help you think through your event…

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Creating your vision

May 31, 2019

Getting started on vision discussions can be hard. At Strategic Facilitators we use these five techniques to help kick start vision discussions and stimulate new ideas.

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How design thinking helps innovation

April 16, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we are passionate about helping our clients build a culture of innovation within their organisations, and design thinking is one of the tools we use to help approach strategic problems and innovation from a different perspective.

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Embracing strategic thinking as an essential component of your strategy and planning process

April 4, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we encourage the Executive Teams and Boards we work with to embrace strategic thinking as an essential component of the strategy and planning process. Our approach is to seed these discussions with targeted strategic questions which we introduce at the beginning of strategy and planning processes.

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