The Art of Facilitation


Een 2-daagse training in essentiële facilitatievaardigheden

In onze huidige complexe samenleving hebben we de wijsheid van de groep nodig om complexe uitdagingen op te lossen. Om groepen tot vruchtbare resultaten te brengen, is deskundige facilitatie onmisbaar.

In ‘De kunst van het faciliteren’ leer je technieken en vaardigheden voor het faciliteren van grote en kleine groepsprocessen, ongeacht de methodiek die je voor je bijeenkomst gebruikt. De training biedt een mix van theorie en praktijk. Er is veel ruimte voor oefenen en reflectie op jouw rol als facilitator. Daarnaast worden de ontwerpbeginselen van groepsessies behandeld.

De training wordt voorafgegaan door een individuele intake, om te bepalen hoe jij het meest uit deze training kunt halen. Na de tweedaagse training is er de mogelijkheid om een individuele opdracht op te pakken waar door de trainer meegedacht wordt over het ontwerp en een reflectie-gesprek achteraf.

Voor wie?

Iedereen die op de een of andere manier bezig is met faciliteren van groepen kan aan deze training meedoen. De training is met name geschikt voor professionals met enige ervaring in het begeleiden van groepsprocessen, zoals managers, teamleiders en begeleiders van veranderingsprocessen.

Aantal deelnemers: 8 -12.

Na de training heb je:

  • Jouw facilitatievaardigheden verbeterd
  • Inzicht in de kritische succesfactoren van sessiedesign
  • Je palet aan facilitatiemethodieken verruimd

Programma

  • Intakegesprek
  • Trainingsdag 1: Context van participatie, oefenen met facilitatieskills, rol van de facilitator, workshop types, afsluiting
  • Trainingsdag 2: Landen, sessie design, de centrale vraag, oefenen met facilitatieskills
  • Optioneel: individuele opdracht met reflectiegesprek

De trainers

Lisette Gast heeft 20 jaar ervaring in het ontwerpen van groepssessies en trainingen, het begeleiden van projectteams en het faciliteren van grote en kleine groepen in het nemen van beslissingen. Ze is ervaren in het begeleiden van Future Search, Appreciative Inquiry, Deep Democracy (Lewis Methode), Open Space en World Café.

Han Verhoeven specialiseerde zich in hoe mensen en organisaties leren en hoe je verandering kunt begeleiden als facilitator. Zij heeft meer dan 25 jaar ervaring in het ontwerpen en faciliteren van resultaatgerichte kleine en grote bijeenkomsten. De laatste jaren ondersteunt zij organisaties en allianties bij de vraag: Hoe navigeer je in de huidige complexe werkelijkheid. Han gebruikt op kwaliteit en kracht gebaseerde benaderingen als appreciative inquiry en future search. Zij heeft honderden professionals getraind in het vak van facilitatie. Han is IAF certified Professional® Facilitator en Assessor, Deep Democracy practitioner en BreinCentraal Leren Professional.

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Navigating Complexity


Perspectivity offers you a new 1-day training: Navigating Complexity

  • Do you work with multiple parties that are different from each other?
  • Do you want to achieve results together, but do you face a lot of effort, resistance and / or energy?
  • Does the word ‘complex’ often fall when it comes to your project, challenge or your cooperation?
  • Do you have the idea that you do not understand each other enough?
  • Do you feel that you do not have the right (process) tools?
  • Would you like to learn more in the field of facilitation, co-creation and / or collaboration?
  • Do you feel that complexity offers a wealth of opportunities, if only you knew how to tab them?

In these turbulent times understanding complexity means, looking at the world through different eyes. Experiencing a world full of possibilities and how to take advantage of them. Learn how to navigate your complex issue, challenge or environment …

Work together with more cohesion, ease, results and energy.

What are we going to do?

We will introduce you to what is going on with (increasing) complexity and what that means for leadership, behavior, cooperation and organization in our society – and in organizations, in governments, and in partnerships. You will be introduced to the Cynefin framework on complexity and you will practice with it. We will work with the 9 ‘Complexity Navigator’ building blocks, to realize breakthroughs and results in complex issues. We bring in case studies as examples and participants will work with their own (work-)situations.

Results

After this training, you will:

  • Know what ‘complexity’ is and why it is not the same as ‘complicated’
  • Understand why projectplans do not work in complex environments
  • Recognize constructive and destructive behavior in complexity
  • Have insight into how you can navigate in complexity
  • Experience the power of dialogue and how dialogue can lead to joint efforts/results
  • Get an idea of suitable methods and tools
  • Experience different interactive that move people
  • Receive new insights so you will find new perspectives for action.  You will be able to give (more) guidance in complexity.

Practical information

  • Read more about this training.
  • Open training, minimum number of participants: 8
  • To register please send an email to info@perspectivity.org
  • Trainers: Elien Rogaar and Anna Kogut

For questions, please get in touch with the trainers:

  •  Elien Rogaar elien.rogaar@perspectivity.org tel. 06-15 058 106
  • Anna Kogut anna.kogut@perspectivity.org 06-23236163

This training is also available in Eastern Africa.

LEGO Serious Play


Are you looking for a way to get everyone involved? A way in which everyone can speak out about what is important to them, with colleagues but also across teams, departments or even throughout the whole organisation?

But do you find that you cannot really do that in ‘traditional’ meeting set-ups? Are you finding yourself too often stuck in tiring, boring and repetitive discussion? Or have you tried some methods but were not able to produce satisfying results with the group?

It is possible with LEGO Serious Play.

LEGO Serious Play stimulates action, creativity and reflection. It helps you and your team to look, reflect, listen and learn in a collaborative fashion. It is a proven method that is fun and impactful and turns ‘heavy’ themes into light ones.

Perspectivity is facilitating three short LEGO Serious Play training sessions in the upcoming months for people who are curious to learn more about the technique and how to use it themselves. In this training, we will show you the effects and applications of this 100% interactive work form. You will immediately find out why this is so much fun, which will make you want to work with it immediately.

About the trainer

Anna takes LEGO Serious Play wherever she comes. Whether it is in start-ups, NGOs or larger government organizations, LEGO always makes every group of people smile and let them build, experience and play constructively with ideas and challenges. The result: more coherence, energy and inspired action in what you do together.

More info? 

  • Contact Anna Kogut for questions and registration.
  • Get to know more about LEGO Serious Play
  • This is a temporary introductory price. We want to give you an extra discount if you also book the Complexity Training on 22 March. Your discount will be 100, – Euro!

CoResolve: Participatory Leadership Training


This 2 -day training course is for anyone that struggles with the balancing act of driving an agenda and believing in participation and inclusion. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to do so successfully.

  • Are you driving a process to achieve your goal with the group you are leading or advising?
  • Do you believe in the need of participation of all – including that odd voice?
  • Are you looking for a way to harness the energy arising from conflict and turn it into fuel for productive group processes?

Then this CoResolve training is made for you!

BASIC TRAINING – 2 DAY PROGRAM

The 2-day program consists of:

  • 12 hours training – The training comprises of 5 learning modules and is based on the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy. It covers background, theoretical understanding, diagnostics, detailed steps and experiential learning.
  • 4 hours follow up – The follow up enables participants to practice and refresh the tools during the session and provide a platform where people can address and discuss issues subsequent to the initial training.

The modules provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Deal with resistance
  • Make collaborative decisions
  • Understand relationships and group dynamics
  • Resolve tension.

In addition, the basic training module of the CoResolve Participative Leadership Program offers a custom-designed web-based platform supporting this program. The platform allows participants access to the learning material, exercises, discussion groups and the ability to connect to other participants internationally.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Leadership is a broad word and can be applied in different contexts. In the CoResolve Participative Leadership Program, a leader is identified as anyone driving a process to achieve an objective. Whether you are an executive, processional, manager, teacher, consultant, community worker or a student leading a project or driving a process, you gain from this program.

Most leaders are employed to drive strategy and gain results and should be spending 90% of their time on these outputs. In reality, however, most leaders spend their time trying to resolve people issues and dynamics. Usually these issues are neither rational nor logical. Furthermore, they don’t respond well to logical thinking processes and resolution tools. When leaders apply these logical tools the issues are more likely to cycle repeatedly, wasting valuable time.

The CoResolve Participative Leadership Program specifically focuses on this area. Participants are taught process driven theoretical principles and tools which equip participants to deal with the irrational human element in business. The program is experiential, enabling participants to gain confidence by applying the tools through practice.

The course provides you with the knowledge and skill to:

1. MAKE COLLABORATIVE DECISIONS
  • Facilitate rich conversations which unleash engagement and spontaneity, creativity and excitement
  • Harness the dynamic power and collective intelligence of the group by enabling even the quietest of participants to find their voice and express their views
  • Create safety, in large and small groups, that allows difficult conversations to take place
  • Search for the wisdom of the minority in groups and improve majority decision-making by incorporating the minority’s wisdom
2. UNDERSTAND RELATIONSHIPS AND GROUP DYNAMICS
  • Read the dynamics of a group, recognize early signs of resistance and emerging conflict and act in a timely manner to reduce tension
  • Understand the obstacles to good communication and build foundations for shared understanding
  • Begin and end meetings with a powerful way to connect the group and be aware of what is happening in the room
3. RESOLVE TENSION
  • Resolve differences of opinion
  • Recognize underlying tensions that block group progress
  • Diagnose shifts in group dynamics as they become polarized and rigid and select appropriate facilitation tools to use in such situations.
  • Resolve differences of opinions, arguments and conflicts. Instead of allowing anger and blaming to continue, recognize and unleash the creative potential that lies within every conflict
  • Understand and learn how to use tension as an opportunity to enhance learning, leadership development and interpersonal relationships

This training is also available in Eastern Africa.

Questions & Registration?

Contact Lisette Gast

Deep Democracy, Lewis Method


Deep Democracy is a practical (facilitation) method to start dialogue together. It actively looks for the wisdom of the minority. Alternative points of views are heard, explored and brought into the decision-making process. This results in widely supported decisions and optimal use of the potential of the group. This new view on decision-making and group dynamics enables co-creation.

What do you learn?
During the two day Level 1 training you will learn the basics of Deep Democracy. Next to that, you will learn practical methods that you can directly apply in your own work or private situation. The focus is on recognising the voice of the minority and how you can add this wisdom to the decision of the majority. You learn to deal with the rational and emotional aspects of decision-making. There is also plenty of space to practice during the training. You learn to:

  • Follow group dynamics and to target your interventions
  • Look at groups in a different way
  • Work with tensions and conflicts in groups
  • Take decisions that are 100% supported
  • Realise transformations in groups
  • Strengthen relations in groups.

Content Level 1
The programme is not fixed and will be decided upon by the group through Deep Democracy. In this way, you immediately experience the method concerning small decisions. Elements of the programme are:

  • ­Facilitating check-in and check-out process
  • Recognising terrorist line behaviour in the group
  • Role theory (fundamentally different way of looking at a group)
  • Applying the 5 steps of Deep Democracy; an approach to surface all alternative opinions and perspectives and take them along in decision-making
  • Specific methods such as ‘Soft shoe shuffle’ and ‘The Argument’
  • Increasing awareness about the roles you take up in a group
  • Your own neutrality in a group and the impact of it

After finishing this course, you gain access to Deep Democracy Level 2 and to the online Deep Democracy community.

This training is also available in Eastern Africa.

More info?