The seminar will take place in London from 27th - 1st Feb 2013 and will be led by Jim Rough who developed this social innovation.
I'm promoting this workshop here because I myself have received training from Jim and Jean Rough in this facilitation method and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Not only that but I feel that it can make an important contribution to creating a wiser, happier society. Facilitation may not be something that gets many people excited but I have to say I'm really enthused about this particular method because it has such huge potential to transform meetings and the way in which people work together to get things done.
This relatively simple, organic method unleashes creativity and naturally fosters group alignment without anyone having to surrender their individuality. It's also particularly well adapted to working on the complex challenges that organisations, communities and societies are confronted with in the 21st Century.
Outcomes of Dynamic Facilitation
- Creating group alignment , cohesion and trust
- Meetings people actually enjoy!
- ‘Outside of the box’ solutions
- Unanimous solutions that work for diverse stakeholders
- Utilising divergent ideas and perspectives to build new previously undiscovered choices (aka ‘choice creating’)
- Transcending and including polarised viewpoints
- Energetic, enthused results
- Harnessing and harvesting the whole range of ideas and perspectives within a group
If you are interested in attending this seminar visit www.changethatmatters.co.uk for details.
Dynamic Facilitation represents an evolutionary advance in how human beings conduct meetings and conversations that matter.
It works on the principle that every participant holds an important piece of the puzzle in solving collective problems.
Because it's such a powerful method in harnessing the input of each individual, Jim Rough recognised it's potential for transforming our democratic processes. The Wisdom Councils are therefore a very practical extension of how DF can be used to create people participation and "We the People" solutions for the important issues that concern us all.
In September 2012 I had the pleasure of interviewing both Jim Rough (who created Dynamic Facilitation) and Rosa Zubizaretta (who teaches the method, uses it extensively in organisations and has created the DF manual.)
In the video below Jim and Rosa discuss how DF works and how it takes participants out of adversarial positioning and into a state of collaborative creativity: