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June 19 - 20 Deep Democracy for Facilitators. Level 1 Program. Melbourne.

Deep Democracy for Facilitators. Level 1 Program.


Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 June 9.00am - 5.00pm in Melbourne @ CERES + Optional follow-up small group coaching July, August & September (4 x 1.5hr sessions)


Who is it for?

Facilitators, leaders & coaches who work with groups & would appreciate fresh tools to effectively read & navigate group dynamics & the emotional landscape of teams. Really for anyone that is interested in learning the basic Deep Democracy facilitation approach. It lays the foundational theory & skills over 8 introductory modules.


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

Highly experiential, engaging & practical program that will equip you to:

-       Understand & get a really fresh perspective on group dynamics (via Role Theory)

-       Resolve tension (moment to moment through to significant)

-       Enable groups to genuinely collaborate

-       Harness the ‘rub’ of diversity & energy of tension & turn it into fuel for productive group processes

-       Have a roadmap to make it safe(r) for people to say what needs to be said

-       Reduce resistance & diagnose early signals of people disengaging

-       Facilitate effective decision-making & achieve genuine buy-in

-       Enable people to leave group discussions & meetings feeling it was an great use of their time


The core tools that you'll learn are:

- Check-in (Deep Democracy style)

- 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

- Argument: Used for resolving tension & conflict

- Communication Vices: Suite of six antidotes to common communication practices that can create/support ineffective discussions 

- Check-out (Deep Democracy style)

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 give 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.


What happens after the Deep Democracy Level 1 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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