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Full (but can join waiting list). 20 - 21 September Deep Democracy for Facilitators. Level 2 Program. Melbourne.

Deep Democracy for Facilitators. Level 2 Program.

Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September 2018

Exciting & very rare opportunity to learn from the co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy Myrna Lewis.

Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm & Friday 9.00 - 4.00pm in Melbourne @ CERES 


Who is it for? 

Facilitators, leaders & coaches who have done a Deep Democracy Level 1 program & who would like additional techniques to support constructive & meaningful dialogue. We use tools you learnt in the Level 1 (Soft Shoe Shuffle, the Argument & the 4 Steps) but overlay them with new techniques and deepen your understanding of them. 


What will you experience & walk away with & how will the program run?

You'll get a refresher on the tools & theory you became familiar with in Level 1 as you dive into being introduced to additional core tools:

- Extra awareness of Role Theory and how it plays out and how to use knowledge of Role Theory from different positions

- Role Mapping

- 4 Steps: Etiquette for running meetings (for two or more people) so that everyone feels heard & supports buy-in & follow through on decisions made 

- Debate: Can be used to resolve tension in an engaging & energising way and can be used for coaching and feedback, especially for difficult conversations

- Neutrality Exercise (technique to recover the critical metaskill of neutrality) 

- Let’s Talk (conflict transformation tool for use between two people)

Tools will be experienced by the cohort before unpacking them to get greater understanding of how & why you use them.


Where does Deep Democracy come from?

Born out of South Africa's transformation from apartheid to democracy the Deep Democracy Method provides a transformative toolkit & roadmapfor people who lead & facilitate group processes. It is used in the business, community, social movement, public, start-up & education sectors in over 20 countries.


The Method is based on Process Orientated Psychology & provides a mindset shift on how to read group dynamics. It allows people to see the behaviours, norms & patterns in the system that could be creating challenges rather than seeing the source of problems as just being ‘difficult people’.


So what does it cost?

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 depending on the sector that people are from. If you are a consultant go to the fee where most of your clients are from. The fees are: $1990pp public sector/corporate/business, $1290pp education & local council, $1090pp large Not-For-Profit & $890pp Small - medium Not-For-Profit. 

Scholarships are available for First Nations Peoples/Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples & people who are working at a grassroots level on climate change. Please be in touch to discuss.

Please note that no refunds are available but you can transfer the place to another person or hold onto your place but attend at program at a later date. 

What happens after the Deep Democracy Level 2 program?

Post the two days there is an option to join a small group coaching program (four sessions for $360pp) 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. 


More about Deep Democracy

The methodology is deep in that it supports the exchange of ideas by surfacing the range of values, beliefs, & attitudes that inform & enrich individual & 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.


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