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The Art of Facilitation
Effective Tools for Cultivating Collaboration and Engagement in Groups, Communities and Co-operative Initiatives
10am - 5pm, Tuesday 23rd May 2017
WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary
(note: 10am start, though learning material will not be covered until 11am to accommodate those arriving by train)
Course fee €50 (€40 Concession) including a delicious local lunch
Develop your competencies in facilitating groups and using new tools to host transformational conversations in your community or organisation. This full-day course will provide participants with processes to better host meetings, enable dialogue, facilitate participative events and cultivate flourishing communities.
This event will examine the changing role of the facilitator as a catalyst for change, and is aimed at those that have no background in facilitation and also those who are experienced seeking to enrich their skill-set.
Davie Philip, Cultivate Living and Learning; Chris Chapman, the Change Exploratory; and Aaron Bailey, Cloughjordan Ecovillage/Next GEN.
Who is this course for?
This training is for people working with established or emerging community groups, organisations and co-operative initiatives and for anyone interested in convening better meetings, working with groups, hosting events and designing and delivering courses in a more participative way. Adult and community educators, trainers, hosts and facilitators who want to develop their skills and ways of working to enable them to have impact as we transition to a more values-based and collaborative economy, will benefit from attending this course.
What will the course include?
Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the competencies needed for effective facilitation and then delve into more advanced aspects such as appreciative enquiry, hosting meaningful conversations as well as practical experience of co-facilitation and group facilitation. This training will introduce practices that support collaboration and citizen engagement.
The course will be held in the WeCreate Workspace in Cloughjordan Ecovillage one of Ireland’s best examples of an ecosystems of innovation: it includes over 55 high-energy performance houses with community woodlands, renewable energy production, a wood-fired bakery, research gardens and a CSA Community Farm.
Accommodation is available in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. To book Django’s Eco-Hostel see www.djangoshostel.com or call +353 87 256 9348.