We provide facilitator training to help people become facilitators for their own community. The purpose of such training is to strengthen the resources within a community in order to enhance their capacity to assist one another during assemblies, Chapters and small group gatherings.
Many times “professional” facilitators do not facilitate less complicated gatherings because it not cost effective. Yet communities meet frequently in local communities, areas, clusters or regions. During a large group assembly or Chapter, even with a professional facilitator present, community members are often asked to facilitate table conversations or break-out groups. Communities rely on members, with varying degrees of ability, to facilitate these events. These processes can be greatly enhanced by training members to become better facilitators.
We provide training for communities seeking to bolster their members’ skills as facilitators. The community becomes resourced with members trained in variety of practical facilitation skills. While this does not replace the need for outside professional facilitation, it adds to a community’s overall strength at those times when members are called upon to help.
Participants learn how to:
- Facilitate conflictual interactions and their “worst nightmares”
- Work with their own defenses and reactions to conflict
- Facilitate dyads, small groups and table conversations at assemblies
- Manage boundaries as a facilitator
- Work with their facilitation “style” to maximize effectiveness
- Develop their capacity to team with co-facilitators