Neema is a workshop designer and facilitator. She has developed and led many different kinds of workshops. She began by working with First Nations administrators to develop the implementation plan for community governments while working with the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council. She then developed and led many creativity & song-writing workshops (more below), as well as poetry, storytelling, personal narrative and public speaking workshops. She teaches in many Quebec schools through Culture à l’École, the Quebec Writer’s Federation, and English Language Arts Quebec (ELAN). She teaches abroad as well. Neema also leads team building and self-discovery workshops and retreats. If you have a workshop you would like designed and/or facilitated please contact us here.
In 2007 Neema began giving her creativity workshops at the global youth assembly for peace and human rights in Edmonton, Alberta. Her next workshop was for groups of up to 60 people of all ages and walks of life at the Apollo Bay Music Festival in Australia in 2008. She has since given many such workshops in various settings to many different groups of people around the world. The workshops combine, movement voice and writing and are designed to lead people to their own creative experiences. it is a workshop about improvisation and a journey towards self-expression.
“Neema had the ability in an hours’ workshop to bring me and a venue full of diverse people together as a creative community of animated expressive beings. With her simple, sensitive but affective facilitation Neema helped each of us find an inner way of expression, that was not just verbal, but new and via faculties that we did not know we had within us.” Manny Spiteri – Melbourne Australia
“Participating in Neema’s workshop was a heart healing experience. Her ability to bring a group of people together and then have us all moving and singing with such harmony and joy in such a short space of time is remarkable. That touch of sunshine left us glowing all day.” Frank Jockel – Melbourne, Australia
It flew by so fast! This adventure was a true blessing for me, I learned a lot and I loved it! I hope we can do this again next year. Thank you again for this incredible experience.
Ms Cynthia, grade 4 teacher. Montreal, QC
Neema gives songwriting workshops to youth and people of all ages. In them she includes lessons about song structure, rhyme, rhythm, free association and more. The workshops usually culminate in the writing of a song together or individually.
In a week-long workshop given to students of the Alexis Arrowmaker School, they wrote this song at the end of it:
Funding Repertoires in Quebec
ELAN ArtistInspire https://artistsinspire.ca/artist/nadine-neema/
Quebec Culture in Schools Children’s Literature (Littérature pour la jeunesse) https://cultureeducation.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/repertoire/65507
Quebec Culture in Schools Multi-Disciplinary Performing Arts (Arts de la scène, arts multidisciplinaires) https://cultureeducation.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/repertoire/65881.
Quebec Writers Federation Writers in the Community https://qwf.org/writer-facilitators/
Quebec Writers Federation Storyscaping https://qwf.org/activities/programs/storyscaping/workshops/