English course ‘ Facilitating for Effect’
Institute: Facilitation Academy
Trainers: Jolanda Buter and Frank Little
People want to work in effective teams, make a difference in the world, follow their passion. But collaborating with other people costs time and energy, and does not always lead to the desired results. This training program explores some key questions:
- Why does teamwork sometimes fail?
- What approaches offer the best results?
- How do you improve your ability to assist teams to work better?
- For international work, what helps and what hinders collaboration?
- How do you ensure people are satisfied after a meeting or workshop?
- What underlying skills does one need to tackle different kinds of problems?
- How does one design powerful events?
During this training we tackle three different kinds of approaches to workshops:
- issue- versus opportunity-focus.
- tight control versus letting go.
- small group versus large group.
We practice widely used techniques such as guided conversations, theory of change, open space technology and valuable principles like gradients of agreement (not just binary choices) and the divergence-chaos-convergence models. We aim to celebrate the values of diversity in groups.
You develop your ability to:
- make agreements in a group to tackle issues and opportunities.
- draw out people who remain silent and do not contribute their wisdom.
- develop trust in the group and enable sharing of ideas and potentials.
- help a group to deal with conflicts and difficult situations.
The training helps you to develop your own awareness of your strengths and areas of improvement and to build confidence in your ability to make a difference in group work.
Investment: € 2250 excl. BTW
September the 7th and 8th 2017 (9:00 – 17:00), October the 26th and 27th (9:00 – 17:00) and December the 1st (9:00 – 20:00).