Facilitation skills that disrupt, innovate and empower

Good Facilitators Are Worth Their …

 

 

When was the last time you were in a room with an incredible facilitator?

Think about it.

It is rare to see someone facilitate a group well.  

Without realising it, as changemakers and leaders, you often find yourself facilitating meetings, processes, activities and teams. Are you the fabulous facilitator you want to be?

Do you get the results you want?  Is there room for improvement? Do any of these apply to you?

  • You want to lead a team to achieve their purpose
  • You want to facilitate more effectively
  • You want to understand group dynamics
  • You want to be a better member of a group, yourself
  • You want to build collaborative teams
  • You have never had formal facilitation training

If so,  it is time to book into The Art Of Facilitation programme.  It is a practical, experiential course where you will develop the skills and ability to facilitate any group to meet its purpose.

This experiential programme will introduce you to attitudes, develop your personal qualities and give you a presence that distinguishes a person-centred facilitator, grounded in place, space and grace.

You will be coached and receive feedback from programme leaders and the other group members as you facilitate the group.

Over the five day course, you will learn 

  • to understand group development cycles and the role of the facilitator
  • to clarify, identify and create a group purpose
  • to build a safe and empowering group culture
  • the whole personhood approach and, be present to yourself, others and the group
  • to practice a range of interventions, processes and techniques
  • to be comfortable with a wide range of behaviours
  • to effectively handle conflict for the development and benefit of the group
  • to recognise and work with different energy levels in yourself, others, and the group

Are these some of the facilitation skills you would like to further develop? If so, register or email the programme leaders Simone to find out more or go to the website.

The nuts and bolts – each day there will be

  • Topics to study and discuss
  • Sessions to facilitate
  • “In the Moment” coaching
  • Self, peer and programme leader assessment
  • Experiential challenges, and
  • Homework which will include core readings and preparation for your facilitation sessions

Level: beginner to experienced (particularly if you have no formal training or experience with the Zenergy Facilitation Methodology). By the end of the course you will have developed your confidence and facilitation skill set to be truly effective and impactful.

The practical details  

Daylesford, Victoria 

Wednesday 17 October 2018 – Sunday, 21 October 2018

 

Price: $AUS2510+gst full rate/ $1500+gst Community/Student (limited scholarships available)   This includes refreshments, a copy of the Art of Facilitation and a comprehensive programme manual. Credit cards are accepted.

Discounts 

We know that not everyone can afford the full price, but it’s important to us that no one should be disadvantaged because of the cost. That’s why Zenergy Global offers a scholarship scheme, discounts for NFP Community Workers, new startups, and the normal discounts for you’d expect for students, people on pensions, disability discounts etc. Basically, if you want to come, and need some support, get in touch and we’ll do what we can to get you in at a discount of some sort.

To talk about possible discounts: Get In Touch

Still thinking about it?  Read comments from past participants

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“Thanks for inspiring this one awesome facilitation buddies 😊 the prickle zone article”  Ash Buchanan, Director of Benefit Mindset

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“The programme made it possible to go on a very special journey with a group of colleagues and come out not only achieving our purpose, but gaining some powerful insight about each other and ourselves”  Ryan DeBruyn, Visa Business Banking Consultant

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It’s hard to completely capture the magic that happens at Zenergy in words.  Apart from providing a comprehensive and dynamic set of skills that can be put into practice on a personal and organisational level, Zenergy goes above and beyond the ordinary.” Sina Saffari

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What I found valuable was seeing conflict as an opportunity to move the group forward, the focus on purpose and culture, and the importance of checking in.”Sarah Finlay, Auckland Council

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“The passion, committment, intent and purpose bringing experience, focus and momentum to the workshop whilst capturing (intuiting, thinking, feeling etc.) and promoting the potential energy and richness within the group. this created a warm, challenging and life changing learning and experience. Most powerful course I’ve ever participated in.” Ross Campion, QuestCoach, London

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Read the book –

The Art of Facilitation by Dale Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register for one of the remaining available places.

The Art of Facilitation is the first stage of the Zenergy Diploma of Facilitation.

Speed Mentoring: Practical Tips for Entrepreneurs

Speed Mentoring: Practical tips for entrepreneurs

Event: Wednesday June 20th

Book Here

“It is fun, beware it may change your perspective”

Meet the Mentor

We’re inviting you to step away from the hamster wheel of the daily grind and expand your skills and knowledge with this month’s mentors. They’ll share their insights, frameworks and tricks. The conversations for the Speed Mentoring event will focus on practical yet critical aspects of business.

This month’s topics include:

  • Storytelling in business
  • Websites and SEO
  • Productive Meetings
  • Continuously Aligning and Executing Purpose

These are skills that are always useful to have under your belt.

  1. Whether you are flying solo?
  2. Running with a pack? or
  3. Reporting to a boss?

Check the mentor bios… on this link


The Details: 

Wed 20th June 2018 Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm


Tickets

$30 for Adults
$25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students
Book Tickets :  Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – coffee and Tea.


Door Prizes

Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event.
• On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.
• Free transformative listening thinking session with Candice Smith – The Thinking Field.
• SEO audit and website evaluation package valued at $300. – Ostii Ananda – Flowji
• 2-hour session with Brendan Norris – Norris & Co.
• An hour with Megan Davis of Spendlove and Lamb to do a mini-narrative strategy for your brand or cause.


Schedule

5:45pm – 6:15pm: Registration and casual networking
6:30pm (sharp) – 7:00pm: Speed networking
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Conversations with mentors


Venue

Donkey Wheel House
The Difference Incubator TDi

673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Why Join Our Speed Networking Event?

  • It is a fun way to meet a lot of people in a very short time and introduce yourself to them and practice your story
  • Sometimes we may give you a question to answer – for example,
    • What is it you do and why?
    • Practice your pitch, or
    • what is an ethical enterprise?

What is Speed Mentoring? What Is In It For Me?

  • When we have run this format in the past – it’s been amazing how animated the conversations have been.
  • Fun, educational, informative and insightful are just a few words we received from the feedback.
  • Each mentor will set a topic for the evening. They will present the issue to each group and start the conversation, after 10-15 minutes they will move onto the next group and start again.
  • This is an opportunity for each group to meet each mentor to discuss a very specific topic.
  • Conversations enable you to gain insight from others, and to share knowledge and lessons learnt from hands-on experience.

How do these events work?

  • Casual networking (15 mins)
  • Introduction to the process and the Mentors
  • Speed Networking (20-30 mins) make new connections – each conversation will be five minutes, and you’ll have two minutes to speak and two minutes to listen
  • Don’t worry we’ll keep track of the time and let you know when it is time to change
  • Conversations with each Mentor is between 10-15 mins and then the mentor will move to another group and open the discussion – with a set topic
  • Casual Networking continues
  • Connections happen post the event

Uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

Theme: Blockchain

Social and Environmental Impact

Book Tickets

 

  • What role does blockchain have in your work?

  • What are the opportunities for social and environmental impact enterprises

  • How is it being used at the moment and what does it mean for the non-techies in this community?

Here’s your chance to have conversations with humans who are entrenched in the industry and hear:

  • what they are doing,
  • how they are using the technology,
  • find out what the future holds and how it may impact you, and
  • explore the opportunities available for you…

Come along and join us for our second-speed mentoring event for 2018. We’ve asked several speakers to be mentors for this month’s meeting. So far we’re pleased to announce:

  • Nichola Cooper – MiVote
  • Jamie Skella – Horizon State
  • Lizzie Mettam – Think5678
  • Ellie Rennie – RMIT University
  • TBA????

How do these events work?

  • Casual networking (15 mins)
  • Introduction to the process, Moral Fairground and the sponsors
  • Speed Networking (20-30 mins) make new connections – each conversation will be five minutes, and you’ll have two minutes to speak and two minutes to listen
  • Don’t worry we’ll keep track of the time and let you know when it is time to change
  • Conversations with Mentors for 60 minutes every 10-15 mins each mentor will move to a group and open the discussion – with a set topic
  • Casual Networking continues

Why are we introducing Speed Networking?

  • It is a fun way to meet a lot of people in a very short time and introduce yourself to them and practice your story.
  • Sometimes we may give you a question to answer – for example,
  • What is it you do and why?
  • Practice your pitch, or
  • what is an ethical enterprise?

What is Speed Mentoring?

  • When we have run this format in the past – it’s been amazing how animated the conversations have been.
  • Fun, educational, informative and insightful are just a few words we received from the feedback.
  • Each mentor will set a topic for the evening. They will present the issue to a group and start the conversation, after 10-15 minutes they will move onto the next group and start again.
  • This is an opportunity for each group to meet each mentor to discuss a very specific topic. Conversations are a fantastic way to gain insight from others and share our knowledge and the lessons we have learnt from our experiences.

The focus of this networking event is to meet like-minded people, get to know who is out there trying to change the world, and to build relationships. It’s not about making a quick sale.


See our April Mentor Bios 

 

The Logistics

Date: Wed April 18  2018   |  Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue:   Donkey Wheel House  |  The Difference Incubator TDi  |  673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Book Tickets  $30 for Adults  $25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students

Tickets includes: – Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – Coffee and Tea – Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event – On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

Tram: Any tram along Spencer Street or Burke Street, Melbourne.
Train: Closest train station is Southern Cross.
Parking Stations nearby: Book early to save

Partners

moral fairground evolve with us Moral Fairground is devoted to promoting sustainable and fair trade business practices. Our mission to educate, inspire and encourage people to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world, the environment and the people we share it with.

 

The Difference Incubator TDiThe Difference Incubator (TDi) is our Venue partner. TDi fundamentally believes that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with an alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges.

 

Qi TeasQi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for conscious business owners who give a damn! About the impact their business has on you and future generations. The interviews are conversations with entrepreneurs who run a business that aims to have a positive impact on the world. The second season will be recorded and released this year.

Kinfolk

Charity Partner

 


March Event

Which Capital to use to Start, Grow & Scale your business MoralFairground Monthly Ethical Network Events

 

What’s it about?

The session will explore the various capital options available to founders to start, grow and scale a business with social or environmental impact at its core. Cameron will provide examples of how different sources and types of capital have been used by others and outline options available to founders.

What can you expect to walk away with?

  • Insights into the capital options for businesses pursuing social and/or environmental impact
  • Guidance on what options may best suit their idea or business

Who’s your Facilitator? 

Cameron has spent two decades working for a more equitable and sustainable world. His career includes paid and volunteer roles across government, community and business sectors, specialising in building and leading teams, networks and businesses that deliver social, environmental and economic value. Cameron is co-founder and director of Red Hat Impact, a new enterprise

that provides founders, entrepreneurs and business managers with capital, consulting and connections to grow businesses with positive social and environmental impact.

Presenter at the Monthly Ethical Networking Events
Speaker at the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2017
redhatimpact.com

Door Prizes

  1. Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event.
  2. On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

The Logistics

Date: Wed 21st March 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue:   Donkey Wheel House  |  The Difference Incubator TDi  |  673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Book Tickets  $30 for Adults  $25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students

Tickets includes: – Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – Coffee and Tea – Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event – On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

Tram: Any tram along Spencer Street, Melbourne.
Train: Closest train station is Southern Cross.
Parking Stations nearby: Book early to save

Partners

moral fairground evolve with us Moral Fairground is devoted to promoting sustainable and fair trade business practices. Our mission to educate, inspire and encourage people to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world, the environment and the people we share it with.

 

The Difference Incubator TDiThe Difference Incubator (TDi) is our Venue partner. TDi fundamentally believes that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with an alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges.

 

Qi TeasQi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for conscious business owners who give a damn! About the impact their business has on you and future generations. The interviews are conversations with entrepreneurs who run a business that aims to have a positive impact on the world. The second season will be recorded and released this year.

Kinfolk

Charity Partner

 

the place for purpose-driven business

Purpose

27 & 28 February 2018

Event

 

Purpose is the annual celebration of the incredible community who are growing and accelerating purpose-driven business in Australia.

Inspiration is on tap, new and rich experiences are explored, amazing connections are made and new ideas are hatched.

Music, nature, nonsense, wildness, excursions, reflections, a retreat, a rare treat, brain explosions and perspective shifts, all staged in a beautiful space that we have crafted with you in mind .
Many tell us it’s the best event they’ve ever been to. Or that to call it a conference is a disservice. It’s a festival, a gathering, the ground-zero for purpose-driven businesses.

In 2015 we realised the momentum behind purpose-driven business had reached the point where a place for this community to connect was needed. In its first year, Purpose was a runaway success and is a steadily growing community of like-minded businesses. Now in its third year, Purpose’s set of offerings cater to those that are re-writing 21st century business is refined every year.

Purpose is not only for business, it’s for individuals with shared passions to get together. It helps a lot to know there are people around you who are feeling the same way. We support people to be passionate and fearless, and give them the tools they need to succeed at doing things differently. You can start building your network at Purpose.

Purpose is crafted by Wildwon ( www.wildwon.com.au ). Here at Wildwon, we’ve built a reputation for exceptional, game-changing events and experiences that create deep impact and lasting connections, for the things that matter.

Those that come to Purpose know that they’ve been part of something truly special, and we’d love you to experience it.

More info about Purpose 2018 and the event’s themes, program, speakers, community and venue can be found at www.purpose .do.

When and where In 2018 we’re taking over the epic Commune for the conference on 27 & 28 February.

 

 

Creating sustainability from the inside out

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“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our stories is the bravest thing we will ever do.” Brene Brown

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Dr Linda Wilson photo credit: Beth Jennings

Why I give a damn: I give a damn because I have people contacting me every day about the toxic environment they have inside themselves. Old emotions, patterns of behaviour, resentments, guilts, hurts, regrets, etc. They know these emotions no longer serve them but cannot seem to shift. I give a damn because I have seen these same courageous people change their inner environment and blossom. This then transforms the environments around them, at work, at home, socially. When we deal with ourselves, everyone benefits. In this space, I can make a difference, and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to do so.

What I do: I am a corporate wellness consultant and stress management specialist helping individuals use their minds to change their brain. This includes the latest neurological research and a deep understanding of how we learn. It is a wholistic approach to creating sustainability. Sustainability is what we as individuals and businesses need to survive – as are flexibility and creativity. We access these things through a relaxed mind. I do this through corporate training, mentoring, private consulting, through my book ’Stress Made Easy – Peeling Women off the Ceiling’, through my wellness practice in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne and on my weekly radio show.

Why it matters: The only place we have any true power or control is right here, right now within ourselves. Imagine the difference we could make to the world if the best version of ourselves showed up in every situation.    It matters because when we bring more of our healthy, happy, creative and productive selves to the table what we create are happy, healthy and creative homes, workplaces and communities. There is no more blame, just taking responsibility and creating change where it is needed.

Founder Dr Linda Wilson

Where to find Linda   Website  | Email  |  Facebook | LinkedIn

#makingselfcareeasy   #itssafetoletitgo   #changeyourmindtochangeyourbrain

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pst…  if you would like a free copy of Daniel Priestley’s book  Key Person Of Influence  here’s the link

Say No To Plastics : Eco Toys Healthy Lives

Inspiring Profiles

Why I give a Damn Jane McLeod

Introducing Jane Macleod and family

Why I give a damn:  I don’t want to my children to go through the suffering of an auto-immune disease like I have. I want to teach them by being a good example of how we can live a healthy and happy life by respecting and living close to Mother nature.

What I do:  I hire Eco-friendly wooden toys to my local town of Ballarat and sell them online Australia wide.  I also love to inspire other Mums to reduce the toxins in their family’s lives in easy, actionable and affordable ways.  I have also discovered that one of the most toxic things to a human is a negative thought and love to spread this message! In the future, I plan to help other Mum’s set up their own wooden toy hire business so together we can make wooden toys the norm again! #saynotoplastic.

Why it matters:  Our heavy use of plastics is having a detrimental effect on our health and the health of our planet. Wooden toys do not contain BPA, phthalates or heavy metals such as lead and mercury which can be found in varying amounts in plastic toys. These toxins have been linked to cancers, obesity, lower IQ and behavioural problems to name just a few!

Founder:  Jane McLeod

Mr Kipp and little Jimmy Eco Toy Hire and sales

BALLARAT: NON- TOXIC  WOODEN TOY  HIRE 

AUSTRALIA WIDE: AWESOME, QUALITY ECO TOYS FOR SALE 

 

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pst…  if you would like a free copy of Daniel Priestley’s book  Key Person Of Influence  here’s the link

The Thinking Environment Foundation Course

Melbourne Event

October 20 & 21

Group size: 10 participants Max.

“The quality of every thing we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.  The quality of our thinking depends on the way we treat each other while we are thinking”.

Nancy Kline

Equip yourself with the skills to transform interactions and generate superb connection, thinking, and action over a two-day intensive workshop.

You will learn how to practically create thinking environments, by applying Nancy Kline’s research, spanning over 30 years.

Some of the outcomes you can expect from attending The Thinking Environment Foundation Course

  • A structure to generate better ideas, solutions and decisions
  • Make diversity, inclusion, collaboration and creativity a reality
  • Have greater quality and productive working relationships
  • Create an environment where people feel valued and as a result will do their best work

One of the trainings with the best ROI I have ever attended.  Easy to implement and immdeiate results.
Egon Zehnder – Consultant

The results from some clients

  • A saving of 62% of meeting time
  • A creative agency improved its industry ranking by 32% in four months
  • A pharmaceutical company achieved a 44% reduction in their decision-making costs
  • A Research team saved a month’s work of in a 30-minute discussion.

Your accredited facilitators

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Candice Smith – The Thinking Field

Candice thrives on shifting the quality of human interaction and creating new stories for the future of work, people and planet.

She was trained by the founder of the Thinking Environment methodology, Nancy Kline and is a Time To Think Faculty member.  She works with a range of organisations and individuals in contexts of societal change and transformation, and her organisational experience spans over two decades.

M: +61 404 276 460
E: candice@thethinkingfield.com
W: thethinkingfield.com

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Vanessa Porter – All Of You

Vanessa’s passion is helping clients carve out the time and space to focus on what really matters to them, their people and their stakeholders.

She is an accredited Time To Think Facilitator and a member of the international Collegiate. Prior to establishing her own business, Vanessa held senior executive roles for major global companies, across industries and markets.

These include McDonald’s, Disney Stores (UK),  Staging Connections, National Rugby League,  and the Australian Retailers Association. Her focus has been cultivating positive workplace cultures and developing talent.

M: +61 408 024 596
E: vanessa@allofyou.co
W:  allofyou.co

For more information about the course contact either Candice or Vanessa and visit the website  www.timetothink.com/thinking-environment/

Download and print the brochure

Investment 

Corporate $1,875 plus gst
Non-Corporate $1,475 plus gst

Secure your spot

email  diana@thetoxicfox.com for the registration form and the brochure

 

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2016: Ethical Awards : $32,500 prize pool

Submissions Close 5:00 pm – 15 September 2016

 

winner announced 20 October 2016

 

Moral Fairground has been a driving force in creating awareness and raising the profile of fair trade, and ethical business and consumer practices throughout the local communities and business sectors Australia wide. Through their many diverse events, they have reached hundreds and thousands of people, have created a community of conscious traders and consumers, and have inspired hundreds of advocates to take action in helping the fair trade movement gain more support in the community.

 

This year, Moral Fairground is going to hold the 4th Ethical Enterprise Award and the Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to recognise and celebrate Australia’s most inspirational enterprises.

The Ethical Enterprise Award is open to any existing Australian business or organization of any size that delivers innovative work with positive social, environmental and economic impact locally and/or internationally.

The winners will receive the following prizes:
  • 1st Prize: $10,000 cash
  • 2nd Prize: $7,500 cash
  • 3rd Prize: Professional business coaching from One10 founder and entrepreneur Geoff Gourley worth $15,000.
Award applications for the awards open on the 1st of July 2016 and winners will be announced at the Ethical Enterprise Award dinner in Melbourne on 20 October 2016. Application deadline is at 5pm, September 15, 2016.

Apply Here 

Good Luck

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Pitch Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Submission Date: 15 September 2016

Pitching Date: 20 October 2016

The Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition is for social entrepreneurs  still at the early stages of their business-planning and need mentoring and support so that their business idea becomes a reality.

 Why Apply?

The aim of the early entrepreneurial pitch competition is to provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to present your idea to four business and social entrepreneurial leaders who are influential in the community and who have the mentoring skills and resources to support an entrepreneur or enterprise to make a concept a reality.

  • Win coaching & mentoring from mentorship from Phil Vernon of Australian Ethical and Geoff Gourley of One10.
  • Gain valuable pitching experience at the Ethical Enterprise Conference.
  • Pitch your idea to a room full of passionate supporters of ethical enterprise – who may want to support your idea to become a reality
  • Free ticket to Ethical Enterprise Conference 2016 where you can learn & build networks

Application for the Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition here http://moralfairground.com.au/early-ethical-entrepreneur-pitch-competition-2016/

Good Luck 

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Moral Fairground Monthly Networking Event

FRI 26th AUGUST 2016

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When: Friday 26th August, 2016
Time: DOORS OPEN 6.30pm for 7pm START
Where: Docklands Library 107 Victoria Habour Promenade, Docklands VIC 
Adults: $27.12 per person
Member: $21.89 MFG members / student concession

Light food & Refreshments will be served, together with a great opportunity to meet ‘One on One’ and network with other like-minded businesses and individuals.

Bookings are Essential – (only 120 spots available)