SPARK: Creative Facilitation Workshop Series for Indigenous Changemakers

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SPARK: Creative Facilitation Workshop Series for Indigenous Changemakers

If you're an Indigenous innovator who wants to bring people together, then this workshop is for you!

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If your responsibility at work or in the community is to bring people together, then this workshop is for you! Simple and powerful, the SPARK workshop series (re)ignite that which brings and holds community together. SPARK is an indigenous-led workshop series that teaches interactive holistic learning techniques paired with the creative arts.

SPARK: Creative Facilitation Training for Indigenous Changemakers

We offer two different workshops in the SPARK series. You can take one or both, in any sequence—the choice is yours!

SPARK Trust & Connection

  • Wednesdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

SPARK Creativity & Play

  • Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

All SPARK workshops are delivered online via Zoom. SPARK is for Indigenous peoples wanting to make change by engaging, inspiring, and mobilizing individuals and communities. The true cost for each workshop is $395.

Each workshop in the SPARK series is presented over four 2.5 hour sessions for a total of 10 hours of learning. IndigenEYEZ honours that each of us have our own story that includes a diversity of experiences, challenges, and opportunities. In the hope that anyone wishing to participate in SPARK can do so, we offer a sliding scale for ticket purchases ranging from no cost to full price.

Our mission is to inspire an intergenerational legacy of well-being among Indigenous peoples, where all relatives, including those yet to come, thrive and prosper.

We envision a thriving and diverse network of Indigenous facilitators supporting each other in centering Indigenous principles and ways of being. Together, we can (re)awaken and strengthen our relationships to ourselves, each other, the land and all life forms.

"Everybody’s creative. We create our songs and our painting, our families, and our children. Every one of us is on the cutting edge of the future."
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Together, IndigenEYEZ and Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE Global) strive to inspire hope for the future. We believe that putting creativity and connection together is the key to healing relationships, empowering the next generation and transforming our realities.

We hope, that by experiencing and using our creative facilitation methodologies, you will learn how to cultivate collaboration and hold open and authentic dialogue. It’s in this way we can invite in all our voices to create the movement needed to strengthen the circle around our youth and children and transform the systemic patterns that disconnect us from each other and the land.

Part of our work together will be to consider how we can shift socially and systemically ingrained patterns of “power over” in our groups by building a tapestry of shared power and contribute to the work already being done by Indigenous peoples across this land. It is our hope that you will leave the workshop (re)invigorated and inspired to (re)imagine new pathways forward.

"In native philosophy, creative activity is a deep spiritual responsibility requiring as full an awareness as possible of its sacred nature and the necessity for pure love to be at its centre." Jeanette Armstrong

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between ‘SPARK: Trust & Connection’ and ‘SPARK: Creativity & Play’?

Trust & Connection will provide an exploration of ways to create your presence, bring and hold people together in mutual respect and harmony, build trust, identify, and address needs, and keep momentum and engagement going. You will learn:

  • How to present yourself and build trust as a facilitator
  • Strategies to identify the needs of your group to bring out their strengths and help them shine
  • Ways to engage your audience—and keep them engaged
  • How to strengthen relationships across diverse ages, professions, backgrounds and cultures

Creativity & Play will open hearts and minds to creative practices that undo rigid approaches to teaching and leading groups, and re-awaken Indigenous approaches to learning—holistic, embodied, relational and experiential. You will learn:

  • Ways to create safer learning environments where people feel comfortable expressing themselves
  • Ways to integrate the creative arts to deepen your content and increase its relevance and impact
  • Easy-to-lead activities using storytelling, creative writing, visual arts, music, drama and movement
  • Public speaking skills using playfulness and creativity as a conduit for healing and wholeness

How much are tickets?

The true cost for each workshop is $395. Revenue generated from ticket purchases covers our costs to deliver the SPARK series of workshops. We acknowledge that each of us have our own story that includes a diversity of experiences, challenges, and opportunities. In the hope that anyone wishing to participate in SPARK can do so, we offer the following sliding scale for registration:

  • True cost ticket - $395, plus Eventbrite service fees
  • 50% subsidized ticket - $200, plus Eventbrite service fees
  • 75% subsidized ticket - $100, plus Eventbrite service fees
  • 100% subsidized ticket – no charge

What are the technology requirements to participate in SPARK?

We recommend a device such as a tablet, laptop, or computer, with a reliable Internet connection. If you are using a mobile device, we highly encourage you to find a way to prop up the phone using a stand or other structure so you can participate hands-free. We do not recommend sharing devices with another participant as we use breakout groups periodically throughout the workshop. Headphones or earbuds may also enhance your experience and make it easier for you to hear and speak with us.