Deep Democracy for Facilitators. Level 1 Program.
Wednesday October 25 & Thursday October 26 1 9.00am - 4:30pm at CERES in Melbourne + Optional follow-up small group coaching November - February (4 x 1.5hr sessions)
Highly experiential program where all of the basic Deep Democracy facilitation tools are covered and you'll learn, practice & be ready to begin to apply some of them straight after the two days. Venue is a refreshing environment at an urban farm in Brunswick East.
Born out of South Africa's transformation from apartheid to democracy The Lewis Method of Deep Democracy is a facilitative method used by leaders and provides a transformative toolkit & roadmap, for people who lead & facilitate group processes. It equips you with ways to enable groups to say what needs to be said, collaborate, reduce resistance, participate in effective decision-making & achieve genuine buy-in.
The Method is based on Process Orientated Psychology & provides a mindset shift & a refreshing perspective on how to understand group dynamics. It allows people to see the behaviours, norms and patterns in the system that could be creating challenges rather than seeing the source of problems as just being ‘difficult people’.
Who is it for? Facilitators and people who work with groups and would appreciate tools that:
- Enable people to leave group discussions & meetings feeling it was an good use of their time
- Make it safe(r) for a diverse range of voices to be heard
- Diagnose early signals of people disengaging & have the tools to address this
- Allow groups to make decisions that people actually act on & follow through with
- Explore ways to harness the energy of tension & turn it into fuel for productive group processes
- Address difficulties your group faces making decisions & collaborating
- Reduce resistance
The Lewis Method of Deep Democracy is used in the business, community, public & education sectors, with boards & more, in over 20 countries.
Post the two days there is an option to join a small group for a coaching program (four sessions) to support the implementation of the tools back into your specific environment so you can get support to confidently play with the tools and theory as you implement them. Dates are: Friday November 17, December 1 & 15 & February 9 at 3.00 - 4.30pm for $360pp. You need to sign up to the set of four sessions.
The methodology is deep in that it supports the exchange of ideas by surfacing the range of values, beliefs, & attitudes that inform & enrich individual and group processes. It’s democratic in that it emphasises that every voice matters & that organisations, groups and individuals thrive when majority & minority voices are valued & included.
So that Deep Democracy programs, and the tools within, are accessible to a wide range of people the program fees are based on a sliding scale. In general the fees range from $690 - $1590, depending on the sector that you're from, and scholarships are available for First Nations Peoples/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Please be in touch to discuss.
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