This facilitation course offers 2 days of intensive training based on Anima Leadership’s trademark process and is part of the Authentic Leadership Series. Registration information is below. If you are unable to pay online, please contact us and alternate arrangements can be made.
We believe effective facilitation is all about finding your own unique style and being yourself in front of a group, thereby encouraging others to authentically bring forward all of what they have to offer. At its core, it is about being deeply present. Each group, each situation calls for something different and the best facilitators know how to listen for, and serve this emerging truth.
Great for new facilitators, and those looking to brush up their skills! Topics explored include being present, directing group energy, handling differences and conflict, and how to let the process unfold without controlling it. Group learning styles and process theory, emotional intelligence research and mindfulness techniques are also covered. As well, lots of practical techniques and tips to make the job of facilitation easy. This is a fantastic primer on ways to serve group intelligence more intelligently!
~Drew McNaughton, Superintendent of Education, YRDSB
~Domenico Calla, Toronto Public Health
Building on Authentic Facilitation I, this program addresses what to do when differences emerge in groups. Many of us tend to contract, to take one side over another, to want to control or direct group response when this happens. How do we stay open to the transformational learning possible in times of conflict?
This primer on facilitating group differences offers a framework and different techniques and tools for what to do when things get rocky. We will look more deeply at the levels of awareness required for facilitating effectively in these situations: on a cognitive level being aware of various viewpoints on an issue and also differences in power, privilege and rank in a group; on an emotional level being able to track what people are feeling and needing; and on a spiritual level being able to sense what the emerging truth is that will allow for transformation and growth. Allowing group intelligence to emerge depends on our ability as facilitators to sit in the fire of conflict.
~Weiwei Su, Sr Manager, Engineers Without Borders Canada
~Catherine Fitzgerald, Medical Oncologist
Anima Cancellation Policy:
- 30 days or more prior to course: we offer a refund, minus a $50 administration fee.
- Less than 30 days prior to course: we offer 50% credit towards next scheduled training, minus a $50 administration fee.
- Day of, or day prior to, course: no refund or credit available.If you are unexpectedly unable to make the course, contact us about potentially sending a colleague in your place.