BRISBANE 27-28 July 2017
This is a workshop for people who have several months experience as a facilitator or consultant, or who have worked as a manager or team leader using a facilitatory style, or who have already completed the Foundations of facilitation workshop. People who have little or no prior experience of facilitation may find the Foundations of facilitation workshop more appropriate.
People who already have some skills and experience at facilitating small groups, who wish to enhance their skills and understanding through a mix of theory, instruction, and practice. People who will benefit may include
- workers in extension or landcare
- action researchers and action learning facilitators
- team leaders and managers
... people whose work includes helping teams and groups to perform more effectively and enjoyably, and would like to become even more effective at it.
When is it?
Two days: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 27 July 2017 (registration and coffee from 8:30 a.m.) and 9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. Friday 28 July 2017.
Walkabout Creek conference centre, 60 Mt Nebo Road, The Gap. (Google maps and some satnavs prefer Enoggera Reservoir as the suburb.)
This is a beautiful bushland setting in Brisbane's western suburbs. There is parking on site, and public transport (The Gap Park & Ride bus terminal, bus route 385) about 800 metres away.
Skills, concepts, processes and techniques for facilitation, possibly including the following (as negotiated with participants)
- designing, observing and diagnosing group process
- preparatory work for groups: goal setting, climate setting, relationship building
- using processes derived from complexity theory for problem solving or decision making when rational processes won't work
- facilitating meetings (for problem-solving and decision-making), learning, and/or change
- intervening in difficult situations
Action research principles and processes are used to fine tune the workshop as it progresses.
Participants will help to determine the process and content of the workshop. Subject to this negotiation they can anticipate an involving process which provides a mix of theory, discussion and practice. There will be small group work to help participants consolidate the skills, techniques and concepts.
Participants may ask for pre-work to help them prepare for the workshop and obtain the most from it.
The workshop facilitator is Bob Dick, a Brisbane-based educator, facilitator and consultant whose reputation in these fields is based on over four decades of consulting and facilitation experience in a variety of settings.
Those of you who are familiar with his work will know that his style is casual and participative, his processes robust and learnable, and his documentation clear, readable and practical. His workshops are characterised by an integration of theory and practice, with equal emphasis on the development of skills and understanding. The processes and models he helps others learn are those which he makes use of in his own work.
The fee for the two days is $770.00 payable in advance, or $660.00 if received by 11 July, 2017. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and include GST.
Cancellations will result in a 90 per cent refund if received by 10 days before the workshop, and a 50 per cent refund if received by 2 days before the workshop. Alternatively, participants who are unable to attend are welcome to substitute someone else.
A limited number of half-price bursaries may be available for those genuinely unable to pay the full fee, or other arrangements may be possible. Teams from a single organisation may qualify for a discount. Contact us (07 3378 5365) for details.
Print out and complete the subscription form, and fax it to Interchange, +617 3878 4338. Or telephone Camilla at +617 3378 5365 and charge your attendance to your Visa or MasterCard or arrange a direct bank transfer.
Negotiate your own in-house workshop
If you would prefer to have a workshop specifically designed to meet your particular needs, and run for you in your organisation or community, Interchange would be pleased to do that. Important advantages of in-house and in-community workshops include their relevance (we fine-tune them to your needs), their greater ease of application to real local issues, and the opportunity to plan for transfer of learning to the job.
Interchange 37 Burbong Street Chapel Hill Queensland 4069 Australia
Telephone +617 3378 5365 Fax +617 3878 4338 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintained by Bob Dick. This page last revised 2016 09 05.
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