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Mar 2, 2020

Camilla Gordon is a freelance facilitator trainer and consultant specialising in working with marginalised groups and communities.

She talks to Helene about how she got into facilitation, how she “fell into it” and the links between theatre and facilitation.

She talks about the type of facilitation she does and how she takes a create and playful approach to her work. She works a lot with young people that have voices that are not being heard enough and how she us able to use her facilitation skills to make sure people are listening. Camilla also does a lot of strategy work to help organisations take a bottom up approach.

She talks about the differences and similarities working with adults and young people and how the approaches are the same but the delivery is slightly different. She uses Lego serious play quite a lot, but also how she likes to take what works from different methodologies and mix them with more creative approaches.

Camilla has been working with the Refugee Youth Service in Calais and tells us a bit about what that work is and how she does it.

She also says how important volunteering is for her.

She then shares her thoughts on self care in some of the situations where people are working for certain causes in the voluntary sector, but also for facilitators in general.

She discusses her thoughts in being relatively new to the facilitation field and how to support younger facilitators or newer facilitators.

Camilla tells us about 2 pieces of work that have stood out for her and about the playful energy that she brings into her practise.

You can get in touch with Camilla and find out more about her here:

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Camilla: @CamillaGordon

Helene: @helenejewell

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