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“Pru is a top notch facilitator. The most neutral facilitator I have ever seen in action! Amazing recall & very clear guidance.”

 

“I encourage anybody who is working with difference, across groups & with conflict to consider this training. It is a truly neutral & non-judgemental way of facilitating a process & it will challenge you!”

“Pru embodies neutrality in a purposeful & compassionate way that’s inspiring to watch & creates a deep space for all perspectives to safely be heard. Learning from Pru took my facilitation skills to the next level. I can now more skilfully step into highly conflictual situations with confidence that I can hold all views and work productively. If you get the chance to learn from Pru, don’t hesitate, do it.”

 “Pru is a gifted & dedicated facilitator & educator. We quickly formed a strong learning group & engaged deeply with the Deep Democracy framework & tools Pru introduced us to.”

“Pru’s facilitation style is engaging, respects the knowledge & experience that people bring & then adds to it. The tools she uses are unique, energising & inclusive.”

“Thank you, Pru, you made learning Deep Democracy skills safe. After two days of training, I am feeling more confident in my ability manage the tension that arises when groups meet & try to work together.”

“... expertly facilitated by Pru Gell. So many insights with some practical tools to deal with the emotional landscape we all step into each day within our professional & personal lives.” 

 “Great facilitation, warm environment, good food & a great bunch of people to learn with ... it was all really good.”

 “Theory was thorough & logical - practical experience was really useful - facilitation and process was clear and structured. I learnt a heap in our two day Deep Democracy Level 1 workshop, & I am keen to apply & learn more.”

“You had planned meticulously, didn't rush the group, built the concepts logically & regularly checked our understanding.”

“Pru embodies neutrality in a purposeful & compassionate way that's inspiring to watch & creates a deep space for all perspectives to safely be heard. Learning from Pru through Level 1 & 2 took my facilitation skills to the next level. I can now more skilfully step into highly conflictual situations with confidence that I can hold all views and work productively. If you get the chance to learn from Pru, don't hesitate, do it.”

 “As a young person, I think that learning these tools are a necessity to avoid the mistakes made by older generations. Pru's Deep Democracy workshop is by far the best demonstration & practice of facilitation, & allowed a diverse range of opinions, stories & methods to be explored.”

“Pru was an engaging, respectful, kind & inspiring teacher, facilitator & leader during our Deep Democracy workshop. It was an absolute pleasure having Pru take us through the tools, theory & activities, where we learnt how to think about & practically apply Deep Democracy. From the start of the workshop, Pru created a safe space for the group which allowed for wholehearted engagement with the content, even when at times it was personally challenging. The content itself was well articulated, with explanations & demonstrations applicable to the everyday.  We left the workshop feeling energised, aware & looking forward to working with & through different forms of conflict & collaboration in our lives & in the work we all do.

Specifically, as an upcoming climate-focused not-for-profit, applying Deep Democracy to our workplace & decision-making processes has allowed us to create a far more democratic environment for decision making, knowledge sharing & dealing with both internal & external conflict that our work encounters on a daily basis. The implementation of the basic tools & activities was intuitive & made easier because of Pru’s knowledge & expertise in transferring theory to practice.”

“Pru is a kind, intelligent & democratic teacher, trainer & facilitator, & whatever the tool, activity or approach she takes with you, it is sure to be inclusive, ecological & equitable, & deeply engaging. Thank you for your wisdom, & for lowering the waterline so that our wisdom too can be realise!”