Living Values

Guidelines for applications, Toronto Change Days 2019: November 22 -  24, 2019

We are looking for enthusiastic facilitators who will help us making the Toronto Change Days 2019 a success. This is your chance to inspire participants, share your passion and new insights and get input and feedback from change practitioners from all over the world. If you are up to this challenge, please read the information below thoroughly. We highly appreciate that you take time to answer some questions that will help us to select the very best workshops for TCD 2019.

  1. FORMAT. Workshop slots are 1.5 hours. We may ask you to deliver your workshop twice or to join with other facilitators to create a mash up.
  2. CONTEXT. Please read the outline of the conference at http://torontochangedays.com. Your workshop proposal must fit into the theme “Living Values" For 2019, we are looking for workshops that address our theme.
  3. STYLE. From the experience of similar events held in Berlin, we know that participants like interaction. They also like flexibility of the facilitators. What we want to avoid is a focus on selling a product, such as a tool, method, book, etc. We would rather you focus on the principles that are behind the product/tool and the impact it may have on individuals and organizations. . We are looking in particular for workshops which let participants "feel", experience and explore within our theme of "Living Values" in, on and around the change space.
  4. MONEY. In exchange for your input to the Toronto Change Days, one facilitator’s admission to the conference will be free. We cannot cover any facilitator fees or travel costs. Only one facilitator per workshop has the complimentary admission. If you bring a second facilitator along, they will be provided a discount of 30% on the registration fee.
  5. ATTENDANCE: As they will be part of the team holding the space we would like all our facilitators to attend the entire conference and come for a briefing prior to the conference on Nov 22 at 3PM.
  6. HARVEST. We would like to harvest the insights gained through the interaction that you have with the participants. Remembering that your audience have deep expertise in change, human systems and organizational dynamics, this is an opportunity to mix your content with some very bright minds. We would like to see the results in sharable form - perhaps as a blog, a series of sound-bytes, an image or an interview. That will ideally start before the TCD and will be completed afterwards.
  7. SELECTION. We anticipate  receiving more applications than we can accept.Therefore we will have to select rigorously. If we believe that your proposal fits, you will be interviewed by one of our team members, and a final decision will be made in early April 2019. Once you are selected, you will be coached by one member of our team in the months leading up to the event. With this we want to make sure that your workshop meets the high expectations of the audience.
  8. APPLY. In our questionnaire (please scroll down), we will ask you to answer a few questions which help the selection committee to get an idea of how your workshop fits into our whole concept. Do not send additional materials at this stage.
  9. AGREE. By clicking the SUBMIT button (after having responded to our questions), you agree to the above stated terms.
Deadline for submission: March 31, 2019


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* 1. Facilitator(s) Information

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* 2. What is the Proposed Title of your Workshop?

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* 3. Please give us an abstract of your workshop in approximately 10-20 lines. What is the main message? What will participants gain when they visit your workshop? How does it fit into the theme?

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* 4. Please describe what kind of interactive elements your workshop will encompass. How will you make sure that participants will gain new experiences?

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* 5. Please describe yourself in a few words which we might use for an introduction on our website later. Use the impersonal form, like "John has 20 years of experience in..."

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