The Art of Facilitation in Complexity training

In ‘The Art of Facilitation in Complexity’ you will be introduced to complexity theory and what is needed to facilitate processes in complex situations. Who needs to be involved? What type of process and what type of dialogue methods are needed? We will touch upon group dynamics, recognising what is happening in a group. How can a facilitator support groups to use the potential that is present within the group to solve its own complex issues?
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Date & Time:

26-27 May 2022, 10.00-17.00

Place:

The Nutshuis – The Hague

Fees*:

Euro 500 (VAT exempt) for individuals

Euro 600 (VAT exempt) for organisations 

Trainers:

Monique Janmaat

A 2-day training in essential facilitation skills in complexity

More than ever we need the wisdom of the whole group to deal with complex challenges. How to anticipate the time after corona? How to help shape society, organisations and teams integrating the insights and practices that evolved in the past months and current situation? These (and other) conversations in small and large groups will need adequate facilitation.

 

Facilitate complex processes

In ‘The Art of Facilitation in Complexity’ you will be introduced to complexity theory and what is needed to facilitate processes in complex situations. Who needs to be involved? What type of process and what type of dialogue methods are needed? We will touch upon group dynamics, recognising what is happening in a group and how a facilitator can support groups to use the potential that is present within the group to solve its own issues.

For who?

The training is particularly suitable for professionals with some experience in guiding or facilitating complex group processes, such as (social change) leaders, consultants, managers and facilitators in all sectors. Anyone who is involved in facilitating dialogues, chairing, leading meetings, supporting (learning) events, offering workshops etc. will benefit of this training.

 

After the training, you have:

  • Improved your facilitation skills to enable transformation
  • Insights in design principles for complex settings
  • Enriched your toolkit of facilitation methods useful in complexity
  • Designed and facilitated an own session

 

Programme

Day 1

  • Why and when facilitate participatory processes (guiding principles:  participation ladder and complexity theory)
  • The role of the facilitator  
  • Design of group processes (guiding principle: Theory U)
  • Facilitation methods

Day 2

  • Facilitation practice and reflection
  • Group facilitation. How do you stimulate self-management in groups? What can you do when a group gets stuck or polarises? How do you deal with minority voices? 
  • Facilitation practice and reflection
  • Meta-skills of a facilitator. How do you recognise what’s really going on in a group? How do you ensure my own neutrality?

 

*Reduced Fees

If you join with two people, the second person receives a 25% discount.

 

About the trainer

Monique Janmaat has more than 25 years of experience with training and facilitation of small and large group processes in the Netherlands, Africa and Asia.

She supports organisations and groups in the question how to navigate complexity.

She uses methods that build up the strengths and successes of the participants and stakeholders such as Appreciative Inquiry and Future Search. She trained professionals in facilitation techniques. Monique is a certified Deep Democracy Instructor.

More info? 

    • Read the experience of one of the participants, Hanna Buschke, here
    • For questions, please contact Monique Janmaat.