IAF SG 2015 Connect #1
Standing for a minutes silence in memory of the late MM Lee Kuan Yew.
My post-its plan for icebreaker.
Had to complete in minus seven minutes because of time overrun.
Noel had led the group in an activity that had covered past:
sharing in groups of three: "What did Lee Kuan Yew mean to me."
For present: I planned for participants to think positive thoughts for the bereaved family as they folded paper cranes.
When I asked "Those who do not know how to fold paper crane please raise your hand",
the vast majority put up a hand!
You can literally see my consternation!
Plan B improvised on the spot, and called into action.
"Fold any paper design you like,
and think positive thoughts for the bereaved family as you fold your paper"
Coloured origami squares were distributed.
Some of the origami offerings.
Next I had the choir sing as they planned to emulate the positive aspirations of Lee Kuan Yew.
The tunes were Singapura O Singapura, and Rasa Sayang Eh.
The lyrics were "do do do do"
Romey introduced the role and function of IAF SG,
spanning member care, development and connectivity.
Noel was sharing on the core competencies of a process facilitator.
He identified Neutrality as an important one.
Participants in all groups discussed situations where neutality was seen and others where it was not exhibited:
After some sharing the groups were clustered into two bigger groups for further discussion.
Noel popped into the groups to "facilitate" some of the discussion.
Part of the session was identifying how Noel had demonstrated neutrality (or not).
eg SG Conversation
Facilitator listen/ guide the conversation
Impact was good
Yen Kai later identified his place on the flying fox/ spectrum as a facilitator in experiential learning.
What does neutrality look like?
Why is it important?
How can we grow it?
F&B landed on my desk, largely outsourced to the wife of my youth.
The spontaneous help by willing hands who stepped up to the plate (pun intended)
without being asked, is gratefully acknowledged.
The CPF certification process was shared by a few victims/ and a torturer.
SBL on undergoing certification with a mentor
NCS as assessor
There was a bunch of minions who were scribbling on the wall.
Teck Kwang adding pan-pastels
Minions four: King of spades, Ace of hearts, Queen of diamonds, Knave of clubs!
a few were mine:
many from Seow Bee Leng and "borrowed" from Facebook: