Meet the facilitators: creating a space for change

Our facilitators have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure your ChangeCampAU is exactly that – yours! They bring a wealth of experience in collaboration, engagement and change-making to the mix, and on Saturday July 1 they will share their experience and support yours during the unconference.

 

Amelia Loye

Founder and Managing Director, engage2 cc_amelialoye
Why did you get involved with ChangeCampAU? And what are the benefits of this format?

I attended ChangeCamp Vancouver in 2009. I was so inspired by the format, which allowed everyone to participate at the event and in community, and by the energy and enthusiasm in the room that I have wanted to bring it to Australia ever since.

What are you bringing to the mix at ChangeCampAU?

Experience in community engagement, understanding of how government works, and great relationships. I have tapped into my wide-ranging network to ensure the event is full of great people.

What topic areas do you want to see explored?

How to work with others / collaboration / how to have a successful social enterprise. Resilient smart communities and community development – it’s not just about smart cities. If we want to influence social change, we also need to be personally sustainable and support others to continue their work delivering social outcomes too.

What do you want to get out of ChangeCampAU as an individual or for your organisation?

For me personally this is about strengthening my personal networks, so I can continue my work serving community

As an organisation, we meet lots of people with great ideas doing amazing things for our community. Many citizens and the community are already activated and engaged; they want to contribute. We’d like to recognise them and see more creative ways to engage with them and support community-driven social change.

What outcomes would you like to see ChangeCampAU achieve?

I’d like to see a number of things: some specific collaborations, and ideally community members supported by government and businesses; people doing good things for our community being recognised for their contribution and supported in their initiatives; and those with ideas supported to bring them to fruition

David Pointon

Facilitator of new cultural narratives, DavidPointon.com cc_david-pointon
Why did you get involved with ChangeCampAU? And what are the benefits of this format?

As Paul Hawken pointed out in Blessed Unrest, there are a myriad of change agents and organisations working passionately to bring about a transformed world. Yet often these people exist without awareness of each other and therefore miss opportunities to collaborate and work more systematically.

ChangeCamp provides a place for these groups and people to meet up, cross pollinate and thereby strengthen their overall approach to being able to achieve wider system impact

What are you bringing to the mix at ChangeCampAU?

I have been interested and involved for some time in creating and holding spaces for generative co-creation. I am also passionate about curating and sharing the next evolution of cultural narratives, as I believe that it is at the level of worldview, paradigm and core stories that offers the greatest leverage for us to bring about transformative innovation.

What topic areas do you want to see explored?

I trust that the space that is created will allow for people to bring their diversity of ideas, questions and experiences forward, and in that rich tapestry of topics, I expect we will all learn and grow.

I imagine the topics will likely encompass How – skills and case study sharing; Why – big questions and big ideas; Who – collaboration and co-creation; and What – products, processes and projects

What do you want to get out of ChangeCampAU as an individual or for your organisation?

I’m open to what emerges and trust that that will be beneficial for me and for everyone who comes.

What outcomes would you like to see ChangeCampAU achieve?

I imagine people will create new relationships and collaborations, will be stimulated by new ideas and enrich their ways of seeing and doing, and will be renewed in their energy, motivations and (well) being.

Lina Mbirkou

Director, MACRO Leaders
cc_lina-roundWhy did you decide to get involved with ChangeCampAU? And what are the benefits of this format?

I love the amazing work that Amelia is doing with Engage2, so it’s an honour and pleasure to support her and other thought leaders in every way I can.

I’m also a huge fan of Otto Scharmer’s Theory U and systems-thinking approach, so I got involved with ChangeCamp to shine some light on what Otto would call “inspiring living examples” in our society.

I see #ChangeCamp as a leverage point to maximise social change and a great opportunity for generative dialogue at a local and global level! The unconference format allows participants to become aware of their real power in co-creating an intentional economy and deepening democracy. Everyone has a voice and a role to play!

What are you bringing to the mix at ChangeCampAU?

To paraphrase Albert Einstein,“The significant problems we have cannot be solved by the same type of thinking that created them”, so I aim to bring forth another way of responding to problems through a creative approach that I developed in my MACRO Leaders model, (MACRO stands for Mindfulness, Authenticity, Courage, Resilience and Openness).

I’m also privileged to be part of an extraordinary tribe of conscious entrepreneurs, change-makers, movers and shakers in Sydney.

I have great experience in holding a nurturing space for insights and breakthroughs to emerge, and catalyse innovation and collaboration. I like to create opportunities for reflection, connection and experiencing deep listening. I also have a big bag of magic fairy dust that I enjoy sprinkling on everything!

What topic areas do you want to see explored?

I tend to pay more attention to context than content: I’ve always had a soft spot for speakers who disrupt the ways we usually get in conversation, encourage shifts of awareness and deeper inquiry, unleash creativity and break relational boundaries.

That said, I do care about innovative ideas that address today’s socioeconomic challenges and topics that promote new ways of seeing, thinking, doing and being.

What do you want to get out of ChangeCampAU as an individual or for your organisation?

I derive immense satisfaction from taking people on a deeper journey within to find their own gifts and sense of purpose, but also to connect with each other and remember their shared humanity. I also secretly want to create a whole world of MACRO Leaders who see the big picture, lead themselves well and lead by example!

What outcomes would you like to see ChangeCampAU achieve?

I would like ChangeCamp to inspire people to sustain deep change at a personal and collective level, long after the event is over. My dream is that the social change agents and organisations who are currently working in isolation start cross-pollinating, collaborating and sharing resources.

I’d also love for the seeds that we’ll share on July 1 to be carried away to the four corners of the globe and find fertile soil to sprout and flourish, in order to heal the whole ecosystem we all belong to.

Want to meet the facilitators in the flesh and experience the space they create? Register now to join us on July 1. Registrations close Tuesday, June 27.

 

 

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