Advanced Facilitation Course
Working with complexity and diversity in groups
Offered as an in-house course
Is it just our imagination or are groups becoming more complex and diverse? Do people feel more comfortable bringing more of their whole selves into the room? Is it a result of democracy and a more integrated society? Whatever it is imagination or not, we are required to deal with whoever and whatever shows up in the room when we facilitate groups.
This need not be seen as a challenge but something which needs to be managed. In this course we explore the concept of complexity in more depth and how to harness and embrace diversity so that we allow it to enrich groups and enhance the learning experience for all. Facilitators will develop the skills for reading group process, knowing when to intervene and how to intervene in ways that contribute to a positive learning experience for participants. This course offers an opportunity to develop skills and sensitivities for working with complexity and will look at the role of the facilitator in facilitating structured training courses or programmes and ‘emergent unfolding processes’.
Who is the course for?
This course is for facilitators, trainers, practitioners, leaders and managers who want to deepen their practice and enhance their facilitation skills so that they become more conscious of how they can embrace diversity and work with complexity.
The Course Approach
The course works with an emergent approach using a core programme but allows for participants’ key questions and challenges around facilitation to shape the process so that the course is responsive to the needs of the group. We will work with an experiential approach that uses the Action Learning / Experiential Learning Cycle as its core framework.
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