Thursday 27th March 2014
9.30am– 4.30pm CERES Van Raay Centre
(CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East)
“The question we most commonly ask is the ‘what’ question – what shall I do? When the conversation goes a bit deeper and we ask the ‘how’ questions – what skills do I need to accomplish my task or goal? Occasionally we go a bit deeper and ask the ‘why’ question – for what purpose and to what ends do I seek to accomplish this goal? But seldom, if ever, do we ask the ‘who’ question – who is the self that I bring to this work? How does the quality of my selfhood form – or deform – the way I relate to my work, my colleagues, my world?” (adapted from Parker J Palmer)
Do you bring the best of yourself to your work with groups? Facilitation is more than a set of techniques and skills it is our presence and our ‘being’ that defines who we are as facilitators. So what is it that we consistently bring to our work with groups? What aspects of our selves to we call on to be the ‘best that we can be’ in diverse and difficult circumstances?
This workshop is for people who work with groups and want to reflect more deeply on their facilitation practice. Our day together will involve a series of contemplative exercises, discussions and creative activities to explore the unique qualities and attributes we bring to our work as facilitators. The workshop program aims to focus your understanding of how you work best as a facilitator and enrich your approach to working effectively with groups. Come and join other facilitators in a process of reflection and peer learning. Cost for this workshop$220 (incl GST) includes lunch & morning tea.
For more information or to register email us via the contact page.