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Meeting Facilitators

Meeting Facilitators

We have our own in-house facilitators and guest speakers to ensure your retreat is as productive as it is fun.

Dan Barker and Annyse Balwill offer 2 unique styles of business facilitation and keynote speaking. Each coming from different backgrounds, they offer discovery calls to learn about your group and give their honest opinion as to whether their style and background is a fit.

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Our in-house facilitator offers numerous options on-site.

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Customized Professionally Facilitated Workshops
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Let our in house facilitator design and facilitate a workshop combining experiential learning, hands on workshop activities and motivational messages to help your group achieve your meeting goals. Dan Barker has designed and delivered training sessions, workshops, and key note addresses to teams and leaders at all levels across Canada for the past 16 years. With a focus on leadership skills, team building and coaching, Dan's workshops have included strategic planning, conflict resolution, creating a culture of service excellence, change management and building an engaged organization to name but a few.

The Approach
Personal consultation with Dan in advance of your event will ensure that your workshop is customized to your organizational culture and will meet the outcomes desired by your team. The workshop will be a combination of experiential learning exercises to help individuals understand their current culture. Building on this learning, a number of facilitated activities will lead your group to action plans based on the topics you wish to explore. Wrapping up the session will be motivational messages that build on the workshop themes.

Take Aways
The experiential learning will strengthen your team's agility in dealing with personal and organizational change and set the framework for a more engaged organization. Your group will leave the workshop with a concrete action plan and strategies to enhance your teams capacity to deal with the issues you identified in your pre-workshop consultation. Dan's wealth of real life leadership experiences in the form of his "Life Lessons from a Danosaur" allows participants to add to their personal toolkit of leadership competencies and habits.

WHY DAN?
  • Over 25 years of management experience in the Public Sector
  • Extensive experience in training manager’s and leaders of all levels, with a focus on leadership skills, team building, coaching,
  • Certified coach and mentor
  • Trained in mediation and conflict resolution
  • Experienced in personality profile analysis and application
  • Conducted workshops and acted as a keynote speaker for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Organizations
  • Dan has held his audiences captive for many years with his ability to combine leadership skills with his vast personal experiences by relating real life anecdotes that bring theoretical models to life.
  • Dan’s facilitation style effectively combines academic theoretical material, with personal insights and experiential learning exercises that form a workshop that his audiences can learn from and apply to their environment.
  • Dan’s warmth, sincerity and great sense of humour enable him to relate and capture the hearts of his audience.

Testimonials for Dan Barker

“Using his skills at our symposium, Dan challenged a room full of business people to focus and collaborate within a small window of time. The process was fun and the results were enlightening. Dan’s approach was a very productive use of our time. “ - Clark Hoskin, Manager Tourism and Economic Development, Norfolk County

“Dan is a born teacher with a very special ability to inspire others through his storytelling and participant centred facilitation skills. Dan facilitated many sessions for leaders and teams in our organization and his impact on participants is instant and powerful. I have always been amazed of how he can make leaders eyes shine with the possibilities that he helps them see for themselves. He is a five star facilitator!” - Nathalie Dugas, Director, Service Canada College, Government of Canada.

Annyse Balkwill

Read, in Annyse's own words, the benefits of her facilitation.

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Annyse Balkwill HeadshotThe Big Picture

Annyse Balkwill is the President and Founder of The LuminUS Group where she offers facilitation services that bring great clarity, compassion and simple frameworks to address a variety of complex challenges and issues. She specializes in creating a space where participants feel safe enough to share their wisdom.

It is her belief that most organizations, including the leadership teams, only tap into a very small percentage of the deep wisdom within their organization. We are not well practiced at creating environments that tend to all learning styles and allow for the wisdom of the collective to emerge. Annyse uses simple frameworks and methods that have immediate impact and when used over time nourish an environment where sharing continues and grows.

By focusing on important business issues at hand;
❖ strategic planning
❖ creative brainstorming
❖ collaboration
❖ strengthening relationships

Annyse will guide you in a manner that will help to dissolve invisible barriers that are holding the organization back from reaching its full potential. Her experience and knowledge will support you to create meaningful conversations where leadership emerges, accountability increases and creativity and innovation flourish.

What makes her unique?
Through mindfully slowing the pace down, Annyse is able to provide time and space so that all participants can be fully present. With this energy set, the group is well prepared to work at deeper levels to create, grow, innovate, listen and share. When there is time and space for all voices (those who choose to share) to be heard at their own time, the potential for meaningful collaboration increases significantly.

Extensive and diverse experience over Annyse’s career contributes to her clear, concise and compassionate way of facilitating the whole person. She is a licensed professional chemical and biochemical engineer who graduated from the University of Western Ontario. She worked in the water treatment industry for over 11 years as a Global Product Manager with GE Water & Process Technologies. In addition to managing several product lines over their product and project cycles, she facilitated workshops and meaningful conversations all over the world with clients, customers, colleagues, and leaders from all different backgrounds. She is a certified Genuine Contact Facilitator and Trainer. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Taking all of her personal and professional experience, Annyse has developed a unique voice and a call for more of us to move from our expert selves to our leader selves. She focuses on moving from a way of ‘doing’ to a more holistic way of ‘being’. This journey is about learning to consciously co-create a life nurturing environment where everyone in the organization can truly thrive.

A few things you can look forward to when working with Annyse:
● To have fun
● To sit in a circle
● To talk about matters in a way that holds great meaning
● To hear truth from different perspectives
● To challenge assumptions
● To be an active and highly valued participant
● To co-create and experience a life-nurturing environment defined by behaviours including: trusting, listening, sharing, clarifying, understanding,
● To have maximum freedom and maximum choice about how you personally choose to contribute and participate
● To learn so much more than you thought you were going to learn
● To be heard
● To breathe fully
● To practice being fully present
● To co-create whatever it is the group is there to work on (ie. Vision, Purpose, Meaningful and useful action plans to achieve the vision or goal)
● To be surprised

Lumberjacks Unite

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LUMBERJACKS UNITE GROUP VACAY

Friends gather here to enjoy food, drinks, and fun! This vacation package invites groups to enjoy a great overnight stay with the chance to reconnect, laugh, and create lasting memories. This package is a one night stay which includes 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, campfire and beers, and axe throwing!

Available: Everyday from April 26 - Oct. 31, 2019

Available Group Sizes: 4-20 people

Pricing ranges from $184 - $376 per person depending on group size, style of accommodation and time of year.

Lumberjacks Unite Itinerary

Day 1:

6:00 pm – Catered Dinner at Long Point Eco Adventures

Enjoy a delicious meal with an amazing view! Our Marshview Patio not only serves tasty food, but also overlooks the scenic Turkey Point Marsh. Groups will get to choose between 2 catered meals: Burger Bar or Pasta Bar! Our office staff will contact the group after booking to confirm their menu choice.

8:30 pm – Campfire & Beer

Continue your evening with laughter and drinks around a campfire! Groups will receive a cooler of Hometown Brew Company beer chilled to enjoy. Each cooler will have 48 tall cans of beers. Groups of 4-10 people will receive 1 cooler of beer with the option to purchase more at an additional fee. Groups of 11-20 people will receive 2 coolers of beers with the option to purchase more at an additional fee.

Stay in Wilderness Accommodations

Day 2

7-10 am – Breakfast served in the Marshview Pavilion

10:00 am – Axe Throwing

Groups compete as each participant wields an axe and attempts to hit a bull’s eye! Trained guides lead participants through various games and challenges and spark comradery as these Lumberjacks Unite!

11:00 am – Check-out of accommodations

Groups participating in this vacation package will want to check-out of their rooms prior to starting their Axe Throwing Tour

1:00 pm – Lunch at Long Point Eco Adventures

Finish your stay with a delicious meal served from our Marshview Patio Food truck! Guests will get their food choice off of the restaurant menu.

Depart at leisure

 

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Double Queen Wilderness Suites

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Double Queen Wilderness Suites
Wilderness Suites are a canvas tent with a hotel room built inside! These rooms have 2 double queen beds, a full bathroom, and outdoor shower.

Lumberjacks Unite vacation pricing for the Double Queen Wilderness Suites are based off a 4-person occupancy in each room.

4 people = 1 room

5-8 people = 2 rooms

9-12 people = 3 rooms

13-16 people = 4 rooms

17-20 people = 5 rooms

***For reference, on a peak season weekend, a group of 4 would pay $273.50 per person. A group of 16 would pay $219.13 per person.

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Wilderness Pods

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Wilderness Pods
Wilderness Pods are a wooden structure built with coziness and privacy in mind! These rooms have 1 queen bed, a double pull-out couch, and a 2-piece bathroom inside.

Lumberjacks Unite vacation pricing for the Wilderness Pods are based off a 2-person occupancy in each room.

4 people = 2 rooms

5-6 people = 3 rooms

7-8 people = 4 rooms

9-10 people = 5 rooms

11-12 people = 6 rooms

13-14 people = 7 rooms

15-16 people = 8 rooms

17-18 people = 9 rooms

19-20 people = 10 rooms

***For reference, on a peak season weekend, a group of 4 would pay $318.75 per person. A group of 16 would pay $264.38 per person.

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Mabee Marsh Cabin

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Mabee Marsh Cabin
Enjoy a private, cozy cabin with your group for this vacation package! The Mabee Cabin has 1 king bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin 1 double bedroom, and 2 doubles bedroom. It has a full washroom, kitchen, living room and dining room. Group capacity is maximum 11 people.

Lumberjacks Unite vacation pricing for the Mabee Marsh Cabin is based off a 4-person occupancy in the cabin. Additional fees for each additional person.

4-11 people = 1 Cabin

***For reference, on a peak season weekend, a group of 4 would pay $376 per person. A group of 11 would pay $235.82 per person.

Call (877)-743-8687 to book today!

Girlfriends Getaway

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Our Ultimate Girlfriends Getaways were so popular, that we decided to turn them into a vacation package! Available on weekends from May 24th until September 27th, with a minimum of 8 people.

Girlfriends Getaway Package

We took the best, most popular and exciting parts of the Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway, and combined them into one package, available throughout the summer on weekends only! See full itinerary below! We require a minimum of 8 people to run this package; if you do not have 8 people but still wish to book, prices will increase based on splitting activities between fewer people. Please inquire by calling our office for pricing for groups of less than 8 people.

Call (877) 743-8687 to book today!

Prices start at $317.5/person based on 4 people in a room (Queen Suite only)

Detailed Itinerary…

Day 1 - Friday

4:00-5:30pm - Arrive & Check-in at Long Point Eco-Adventures Welcome Centre

6:00pm - Dinner at the Sandbar on the Beach ($30 voucher, can be used on food & drink)

8:30pm - Campfire & S'mores Party, Enjoy a crackling campfire and make some delicious S'more! BYOB

Day 2 - Saturday 

7:00-11:00am - Breakfast, served in the Marshview Pavilion

10:30-11:30am - Yoga in the Vineyard, bring your own yoga mat and meet our amazing instructor in the vineyard by BKW

12:00-1:00pm - Picnic Lunch, visit the Burning Kiln Winery and pick up lunch to enjoy on the patio or in the garden

2:00-4:00pm - Painting session in the Vineyard

5:00-6pm - Winemaker Tour, First, enjoy a stroll through the vineyard with a winemaker and discover the wine making process of the Burning Kiln Winery

6:00-8:00pm - Dinner at Burning Kiln Winery, enjoy a delicious dinner on the patio at Burning Kiln Winery ($40 voucher can be used for food & drink)

Day 3 - Sunday

7:00-11:00am - Breakfast, served in the Marshview Pavilion

11am - Checkout, make sure to remove all belonging from the Wilderness Suites. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the site after checkout!

Sunday Reservations Available - Zipline & Canopy Tour Add On**, All of our Girlfriend's Weekend guests will enjoy 25% off a Zipline & Canopy Tour for Sunday! Reservations are recommended in advance, please ask a Booking Agent for details!

 **Activity optional at an additional cost to participants 

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What to Expect from Long Point Eco-Adventures

For your overnight stays and activities

A visit to Long Point Eco-Adventures provides you with a unique experience. From the moment you arrive on-site, you will feel the relaxing effects of nature, and the warm welcome of our staff. We are a fun-loving, outdoor adventure company, here to provide amazing experiences with our world-class guides.

What to Expect

  • Expect a casual, fun-loving atmosphere
  • Expect rustic, outdoor decor
  • Expect world class, fun, safety-conscious guides
  • Expect to be outside 90% of the time you are with us
  • Expect to encounter all types of weather (rain, sun, fog, hot, cold), and come prepared for it
  • Expect mosquitoes and other bugs, we are out in nature :)
  • Expect a delcious, locally-sourced breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Expect to bring your own wine & liquor on site
  • Expect free parking on-site

What Not to Expect

  • Do not expect an overly formal environment - we are a casual, outdoor adventure company
  • Do not expect stiff/pretentious staff
  • Do not expect a sterile, city-like hotel environment - we are a unique facility offering unique outdoor accommodations unlike anything you may have seen before
  • Do not expect a bug-free stay
  • Do not expect to be located on the beach; we are a 5 minute drive from the Turkey Point beach, and have no water access from our site.

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