Zenergy Stage 1: Discovering Collective Intelligence is a 3.5 day training programme based on The Art of Facilitation by Dr Dale Hunter, where you will develop the skills and ability to facilitate groups to meet their purpose.
You will build your whole person foundation as a facilitator and be introduced to the experiential learning process of coaching in the moment. You will leave with a new or enhanced tool kit and real time feedback on your skills as a facilitator, and a deepen appreciation of the power of collective intelligence. You will feel energised about the future and confident and clear about your next steps as a facilitator.
What you will learn
Create a group purpose and move the group forward to achieve it.
Create and apply a safe and empowering group culture.
Deepen your understanding of the role of facilitator and the stages of group development.
Understand how your presence and actions as a facilitator impacts the group.
Be comfortable with a wide range of behaviours and work effectively with conflict.
Be able to recognise and work with different energy levels.
Recognise collective intelligence when it shows up in the group.
New tools, processes and techniques to increase team engagement, collaboration and creativity.
Increase the effectiveness of meetings and the power of decision making.
This is a very practical course. We will cover tools and techniques such as:
Creating a group purpose and culture
If a group is not purposeful, it will be purposeless. Most problems in groups appear if a purpose is not clearly stated. If an explicit culture is not created then an implicit one will be at work in the background. This may or may not be helpful to the group. By consciously creating a culture that is aligned with the values of the group and its context we can accelerate the group towards their purpose.
To serve the group the facilitator needs to be fully present and know how to stay present regardless of what is happening with the dynamics of the group.
Whole person listening, questioning and speaking
To move a group forward to its purpose the facilitator needs to be able tune into their whole person. This means being able to listen and speak from other areas not just the rational.
Working with conflict
This can be an uncomfortable area for facilitators. Working through conflict is an important stage of the development of a group. When the going gets tough, as facilitators we need show up even more!
Working in emergence
While having a plan is useful there will be times that to be in service to the group you need to put it away and work with what is happening in current time. We call this working in emergence. Working with emergence means stepping into the unknown while staying present and serving the group purpose.
Feedback and reflection
We work with a reflective self and peer feedback tool after each session. This enables the facilitator to harvest their learnings and insights.