What is the Georgia Facilitator Summit?
This one day event will be the first, of what we hope will become an annual event, designed to facilitate networking, learning, and relationship building for challenge course facilitators from across the State of Georgia. If you are involved in facilitating team building experiences anywhere in Georgia, then this event is for you!
The 2018 event was hosted by Sojourn Adventures at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, GA on Saturday, November 17.
Plans are underway for the 2019 event, so YES, GFS should be happening again next Fall.
2018 Event schedule:
This is the schedule from the 2018 event. 2019 will almost certainly be different, but this will provide a general idea of schedule:
8:00-9:00 am Check-in, Coffee
9:00-10:30 am Intros and Organized Activity
10:30-4:00 pm Open Space Sessions (Lunch provided)
4:00-5:30 pm Facilitator Olympics
5:30-6:00 pm GFS Closing ceremonies
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner at a nearby restaurant
+ Who sponsored this event?
This event is being co-planned as a grass-roots collaborative effort by representatives from a number of different organizations in the Georgia area. The intention is to create a local space for facilitators of all types to come together to network, share, learn, and grow. All of the people involved in creating the event are volunteers who believe strongly in this vision.
+ Can I get involved?
The goal is to make this an annual event, which requires special people who are willing to jump in and help. If you are interested in being involved in the 2019 event, please chat with Rachel Robinson (Signature Research) 770-577-8048 Rachel@signatureresearch.com.
+ Who was on the 2018 Planning Comittee?
Jessica “Bird” Brown, M. Ph. Ed., is the Associate Director of Recreational Sports at the University of North Georgia, and also serves as the Exhibit Hall Liaison on the Conference Committee for the International ACCT Conference. When off the clock, she loves hanging out with her 3-legged pit mix, and traveling anywhere.
Brent Curl brings 20 years of ropes course experience to his roles as Director of Sojourn Adventures and manager of outdoor adventure activities for Camp All-American. He enjoys being outdoors with rock climbing, hiking, and camping, and stays extra busy as a dad of five.
Victor Morales is the Assistant Director of Recreation at Berry College and a weekend supervisor for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. He recently joined the Atlanta area from West Virginia, where he was the canopy tour director, lead guide, and trainer for River Riders Adventure Resort.
Rachel Robinson, M.S., MFT Int., is Lead Trainer for Signature Research Inc. She has held various roles in the challenge course and experiential training industry throughout the US and abroad since 1993. Her passions include traveling the world, playing her violin, and watercolor.
Mark Suroviec. M.Ed., is the Coordinator of Resources & Training for WinShape Teams, and has spent over a decade creating “A-Ha!” moments as a facilitator and program developer. When not spending time with his family, he’s probably playing disc golf or cheering for Penn State.