Mini-masterclass | The craft of curation w/ Matt Wicking
Wednesday March 7th, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
We love curating spaces for story and conversation at The Weekly Service: the kind of spaces where unexpected openings occur, where connection emerges and people feel comfortable being radically honest.
Facilitating connection is a craft and like any craft it can help to have a guide. Someone to point out the subtleties that inspire us to take a leap towards making it our own.
Luckily, we have Matt Wicking (facilitation extraordinaire). With his guidance, across a 2.5hr workshop we will explore:
• Principles for ensuring people feel welcome and heard
• What makes a space feel safe
• How to maintain that sense of safety
• How to create the right environment for the storyteller so that they and the audience can get the most out of their story
• How to foster conversation and group discussion around important topics
• How to be a grounding voice of clarity when needed
Matt Wicking will be assisted by Luke Hockley in this workshop.
Why does the Weekly Service exist?
At the Weekly Service we envisage a world where we can live together as whole humans, in community within a thriving ecology. We chose to be propelled by hope and believe that a better world is possible. As a community, we want to reclaim our need for coming together through the creation of beautiful spaces for stillness, stories and conversation. This is our form of activism.
Why are we running this training?
The Weekly Service is run entirely by volunteers who believe in our vision. Our mission is to inspire others to start services in their communities and build a movement of services across the globe. The first step towards this mission is to empower you with the skills and confidence you need to curate a service and to support you to deliver a service in your local community. We are offering two uniquely designed workshops: this one and The art of storytelling. You're welcome to attend both for a discounted price.
More about Matt Wicking
For the past decade, Matt has worked as a sustainability consultant and facilitator specialising in change, strategy and communication. He’s worked with organisations and individuals from all sectors – business, government, the arts, education, science and more – helping them to green their practice, embrace sustainability and communicate clearly. He has a Master's of Environment, plus degrees in Psychology and Commerce. Matt has a particular interest in working with passionate people, and in applying his intellect and intuition equally in what he does.