Chairing and Facilitating at Conferences and Events

On the StrengthsFinder I come out high on:

Positivity – generous with praise, quick to smile, lighthearted, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation.

Individualisation – intrigued with the unique qualities of each person with a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.

Input – inquisitive and curious, always on the lookout for new and interesting information and asking questions to learn even more.

WOO (Winning Others Over) –  a great capacity to inspire and motivate others, reading a room and understanding how the social elements can work together for a positive experience for all.

Communication – a profound knack to put thoughts and feelings into words, images or any variety of expressions to express the most complex thoughts, ideas, actions or emotions in new and concise ways.

These five strengths just about sum me up and I bring them into your conference or event when chairing and facilitating!

Testimonial from Chelsea Fleming following the National Housing Federation Young Leaders Experience Conference, which I chaired with two working days notice after they were let down by their original Chair!

I just wanted to email to say a huge big thank you to you for all your hard work and amazing facilitation at the event! We’ve already had some amazing feedback from the attendees (some of which I’ve included below) and I think it has a lot to do with your enthusiasm and drive to keep things going at a good pace! I really hope we can work together again in the future, Chelsea.

‘Jo Dodds was brilliant, really set the informal, excited mood’

‘Thoroughly engaging event and a great mix of theory and practice. It’s great that you invited speakers from outside the sector. My particular highlights were the housing finance and the data presentations, they were very well pitched and balanced well.’

‘Excellent event with loads of golden nuggets which makes you think about your leadership style, very worthwhile event.’

‘Absolutely amazing experience. Met some great people and everyone was friendly, approachable and willing to listen. I did not want to come home.’

Please do get in touch if you have an event coming up that you would like some help with. Always happy to chat through a concept and offer up any ideas to enhance your thoughts.

Happy to step in at the last minute, when available, if you need something urgently!