The alchemy of group facilitation presented by Julian Griggs

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 13:00 to Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 21:00


Learn to enable teams with divergent perspectives to resolve conflicts, find solutions and function brilliantly. Finding meaningful and enduring solutions for many real-life problems demands the involvement of multiple interests. However, bringing out the best from a diverse group of individuals can be challenging, requiring a subtle mix of skills, sensitivity and insight. The alchemy of facilitation in such settings means transforming divergent viewpoints and competing interests into agreed solutions and alignment on next steps.

This three day professional development will guide you through identifying why groups struggle, how to intervene effectively when needed, and how to empower groups to find solutions. With hands-on exercises and role-plays, plus examples from the participants themselves, this course is an excellent foundation for leaders, managers, third party interveners, agency staff responsible for engagement at the community level, or any team members whose success relies on effective collaboration and participatory decision making.

Julian Griggs, is IAF certified and recognized as one of BC's most gifted facilitators, with extensive experience facilitating meetings, workshops, and complex collaborative processes.

TUITION: $625 CDN; non-profit/student/senior: $545 CDN and includes coffee/tea and catered lunch each day

Dates & Times: Monday, November 7, Tuesday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 9

Venue: Strategy Room 320, SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver.

Note: Registration is required for this program. Register for two or more Vancouver programs in one calendar year and receive a 10% discount on the second one. Cancellations/Transfers: If you cancel your Vancouver program reservation, a Hollyhock credit will be available to use on another Vancouver program, this year or next year, if the notice given falls within the following time periods: One week or more prior to the start date: a forfeit of $50, or 50% of the tuition if it is less than $100, will be taken, with the remaining deposit balance to a Hollyhock credit. Less than one week prior to the start date: the full deposit will be forfeited. Note: Credits are transferable to another person with your consent in writing.

SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Strategy Room 320 Vancouver , BC
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
Monday, November 7, Tuesday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 9: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Register at [email protected]

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