The intention of the workshop is to expand the awareness and the range of concepts and tools that facilitators can bring to their practice with groups. These concepts and tools will be particularly useful for facilitating diverse and divergent groups.
A secondary intention is to create space for deep democracy conversations about migration to Europe. In order to make the experience richer, we invite a cross-section of people who have different perceptions and experiences of diversity and integration in Europe and Brussels.
We are inviting a diverse audience of both facilitators and consultants as well as refugees, policy makers and people representing immigrants, people finding the immigration topic difficult in order to see whether we can make headway in creating one common story across the various truths using the Deep Democracy tools.
This course will deepen the personal, interpersonal and group facilitation skills of coaches, consultants, policymakers, people affected by migration, and all persons involved in bringing together groups with contradicting objectives.
You may already have followed deep democracy courses and wish to refresh your knowledge and see it applied, or you may never have heard of it before and seek to deepen your interpersonal skills to work with groups with a wide diversity of opinions and beliefs.
- Develop a basic understanding of the key Deep Democracy concept. Deep Democracy is a core practice within the “Process Work” approach pioneered by Arny Mindell;
- Cultivate personal mastery in understanding their position as a facilitator or group member and how to use these consciously;
- Apply some of the key Process Work concepts; side taking, role switching and field awareness that are critical to Deep Democracy; and
- Apply the learning to key diversity issues raised by workshop participants
We have the pleasure to invite two very seasoned trainers and facilitators, Zed Xaba and Rebecca Freeth. Both have learned much of what they know about Deep Democracy through sitting in the fire of groups in South Africa and in various diverse situations around the globe.