Inspiring facilitation, teaching and training Ensuring creativity, engagement and feasible conclusions during meetings and workshops
4-8 March 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
About the course
Most people know all to well of formal and non-formal meetings and workshops were different opinions are exchanged, where you focus more on the points you want to make yourself than on listening to the others, or where no conclusion is reached after extended and maybe heated discussions. This training offers you diverse process exercises to turn this around and make sure that everybody’s voice is heard and that conclusions are reached when needed.
The starting point will be social constructionist, systemic and appreciative approaches to change and learning. These approaches first of all tell us that development happens when a space is created in which each single person is listened to, and his or her perspective fully appreciated and understood, where the dialogues are “separated”, so that people truly listen to each other’s perspectives and build on these. Secondly the approaches tell us that the process needs to be guided, first with negotiating the framework and after this through certain phases that first open up for creativity and diverse perspectives and after that narrows the discussion down towards its purpose and a conclusion.
The focus will be on questioning techniques as well as concrete process exercises that you can use in your work. You will be introduced to, try out and reflect upon diverse methods to use with different sizes of groups as well as in the different phases of the process. You will furthermore have time to reflect upon your role as facilitator of change and learning – among others your other roles in the organisation and how it influences your attempts of facilitating change and learning.
The course will give you…
An understanding of social constructionist, systems and appreciative approaches to change and learning
An insight into the elements of the dialogue that make a difference: separation of the dialogue, domains and phases
Practical exercises that you can directly apply at home - and reflection on them
An ability to plan and facilitate change and learning processes
A chance to look at and reflect upon your own reality and position as a facilitator of change and learning
The consultant that will be running this course is Yvor Broer or Lene Mogensen. Depending on the group size a second consultant will be attracted.
The full call for the course, including a day-to-day programme, can be downloaded here. There is a maximum of around 18 places for this course and the course fee is 900 Euro.
Grundtvig course references:
Course number: NL-2014-363-002 (link to database)
Session number(s): 56216 for the March 2014 course Comenius course references
Course number: NL-2013-353-002 (link to database)
Session number(s): 54291 for the March 2014 course