Welcome to the Facilitation Shindig – a gathering space for Practitioners who facilitate team and group conversations to expand and improve their practice.
This is a celebration of the art and the craft of facilitation through discussion, storytelling, experimenting and action.

It’s about taking time to deepen and improve face-to-face practice for facilitators.
It’s about taking time to “rattle the foundations” of your current practice – see It Starts With You blog for more details

While digital spaces and all they offer are becoming increasingly important…there is something vital and valuable about the time people get to spend with each other in real life in organisations… and this something is hard to replicate in a digital space.

The Shindig is designed to be time out to think about what it takes to facilitate conversations in groups and teams effectively, confidently and with the best possible outcomes for the people we work with.

This space offers an informal way of experimenting with formal ideas and process – bringing real practice into play.

And joy… it’s also about the joy of doing good work, with people who challenge and support you.

Who is this for?
Practitioners who regularly work with (or are beginning to regularly work with) groups/ teams in transition and who are serious about developing their craft.
Practitioners who want to push the edges of their practice, experimenting with techniques and learning from others.
Facilitators who love the art of bringing people together to create difference and who want to support their personal and professional development in a challenging-yet-safe space.

The Facilitation Shindig Series 2017-18 (Edinburgh)
5 themed events, 8 weeks apart, designed to “deep dive” into aspects of Facilitation Practice. Each session is themed (lightly) and there is space on each date for practitioners to bring their needs and experiments.
Run by Julie Drybrough, Founder of Facilitation Shindig & fuchsia blue ltd, Organisational Consultant with extensive experience of facilitating conversations across a range of organisations and contexts in UK, Europe and world-wide.

What will I get from the Series?
Encouragement and support in your practice.
New ideas, new methods and practices.
A deeper understanding of how you work “in the room”
Access to an online community of practitioners.
Confidence in your design and delivery choices.

Edinburgh Dates & themes
September 26th 2017 – Writing
November 21st 2017- Design
January 23rd 2018 – Outside
April 17th 2018 – Emotion
June 12th 2018 – Closing
Summer social (TBC)

Full Season Ticket for all 5 events & Summer Social = £950 +VAT (Buy Edinburgh Season Ticket here)
Half Season Ticket – 3 events =£650 +VAT
Pay-as-you-go single event = £250 +VAT
If you want to know more, or arrange a phonecall with Julie Drybrough, contact