Part IV – Facilitation Training

Facilitation training is offered to those who have taken Parts I, II, and III of the Grounding and the Art of Creating Sacred Space training to encourage them to facilitate workshops on their own. This workshop will include training in the planning of the event, facilitation of small groups, communication, as well as an understanding of the Grounding material to create a feeling of competence and comfort in producing a workshop independently.

We offer this training to small groups of no more than 8 participants in one workshop, and they will plan a workshop together in groups of 2 or 4 and will co-present to the group will be made in pairs. The material they present will be on Part I of the Grounding material. Working in pairs provides the experience of sharing the responsibility for planning the workshop and presenting the material.
Each group of presenters will debrief on their presentations, and request critique from the larger group. Participants are encouraged to bring their understanding of the material and props that can assist them in their task for the day.

During this workshop participants will explore the various styles of leadership and the benefits of each style, as well as what is involved in being an effective leader. Communication skills needed to maintain the interest and attention of the group, as well as the intuitive awareness of where all participants are emotionally during the workshop are important skills that will be part of the facilitation training. How to break up the day, and to provide each participant with what they need to have a successful outcome are also skills that will be taught during the one-day training.

Although we are working with serious material, participation in making the training a fun experience, with space for various methods of changing the energy in the room and amongst the participants with such tools as toning, drumming, exercises and changing pace are all aspects of the training experience that we will bring into this facilitation training.

Offered only once a year, this is an opportunity for those who have already taken the Grounding and the Art of Creating Sacred Space Parts I, II, and III to take this training.