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Facilitating Creative Collaboration - Day 1

Facilitating Creative Collaboration - 2 ¼ Day Workshop

Full Workshop Cost, Inclusive of
Training Materials: $350 + HST

Registration deposit: $90
The remaining balance will be collected at
the workshop on Friday Nov. 29th, 2019.

Register For Workshop (Deposit)

In nature, the most thriving and sustainable ecosystems are the most ecologically diverse. Similarly, organizations that have the capacity to meaningfully harness and integrate a diversity of skills, knowledges, and perspectives are more resilient, wise and able to adapt to change. Given the complex challenges the entirety of the world faces today, from the climate crisis and diverse inequities, we need more creative facilitators who know how to harness collective wisdom, spark creativity and build trusting teams that can weather the storm to find solutions. Together we are stronger and wiser than we are alone.  

Facilitating Creative Collaboration Laboratory is a 2.25-day hands-on workshop welcoming the full spectrum of facilitators, trainers, leaders within the not-for-profit, government or corporate contexts, community practitioners, teachers, facilitators, and trainers, artists, activists who are responsible for organizing, designing and facilitating learning processes for peers and community. We will gather to share our experiences, insights, curiosities, complexities, and challenges around participatory learning practices. This will be a space to share our passion for the people and issues we care about, to engage with theories and practices that support deep and inclusive dialogue, and to gain greater awareness and capacity as leaders in shaping the change we are inherently a part of.

In this workshop we will build upon our capacity to:This training offers us a chance to…

  • Co-create a container of trust and safety to foster a culture of collaboration and transformative learning; 

  • Show up as our full selves, tap into the spectrum of our who we are and the wisdom we carry 

  • Engage with a blend of philosophies and principles of transformative adult learning and participatory leadership  that nurture both the political and spiritual aspects of community learning and transformation, in theory and practice (Paulo Freire, Art of Hosting, Theatre of the Oppressed, InterPlay)

  • Explore a blend of philosophy and practices that nurture both the political and spiritual aspects of community learning and transformation

  • Strengthen our capacity to cConvene, design, and facilitate and harvest generative collaboration, uplearning keys to hosting effective meetings, and multi-stakeholder engagement;

  • Apply a diversity of methodologies for hosting conversations that matter such as the Circle, Open Space and World Cafe; ve learning spaces by expanding our toolkit of design, facilitation, reflection, evaluation and more

  • Acknowledge the different forms of power and how they relate to collaboration and facilitation

  • Better understand how to work effectively in diverse contexts that are rapidly changing, conflictual and unpredictable 

  • Engage in creative, artistic and embodied ways of knowing that expand our understanding of “knowledge” and “learning” 

  • Remain open to who shows up and what is most alive in our learning space

Rehana Tejpar worked with our team at Canadian Heritage in preparation for a national consultation on racism in Canada. Her approach was deep, sensitive, playful and engaging. She facilitated in a way that allowed us to think through our consultation strategy’s impact on our participants’ and our own well-being and identify ways to sustain our balance, focus and energies along the way. She invited us to step into our wholeness, deeply listen to one another, and build even deeper trust in our relationships. Jesse Easton Russell, Canadian Heritage

Earlier Event: April 12
Monthly Dialogue - TLC