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A Process-Oriented Approach to Conflict Facilitation: Level 2 with David Hatfield, March 14 - 15
The Post
Vancouver, BC
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A Process-Oriented Approach to Conflict Facilitation: Level 2 with David Hatfield, March 14 - 15
March 14 - 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
AT: The Post, 750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Conflict Facilitation, Level 2

For leaders, managers, team coaches and group facilitators.
This training works with more advanced Processwork theory and methods of conflict facilitation.  It is required that participants have completed previous some Processwork approaches to working with conflict, preferably with David Hatfield.  If you are in doubt about this, please feel free to contact David: david@davidhatfield.ca  

Interpersonal conflict is an inevitable and basic human experience, and is generally a challenging one.  In the role of group leader, conflict in groups and teams is often even more complex, and can feel overwhelming.  Most people and groups are conflict avoidant, and stall when polarities emerge: we tend to give up, give in, leave or get entrenched.  These responses, depending on the context, are intelligent, but not as constants.  The results from unaddressed conflicts are predictable: relationships suffer while innovation, risk-taking and motivation decline.  Conflict is a source of insight, resolutions, healing and innovation.   A groups biggest limitation in their ability to access these positives is the group facilitators own awareness and comfort level with conflict.  Leaders, managers and facilitators are key to unlocking the positive potentials within the fires and heat of difference and polarization.  The world is awash is unprocessed conflicts.  Awareness during conflict is the piece that is so often missing, helping groups move past stuck polarizations towards community and healing.  

This training draws from process-oriented psychology in its valuing of conflict and methods of working with conflict.  The working definition of conflict for this training is that: Conflict is an energy that has not yet found its place in the system that created it.  

We will focus on common expressions of conflict arising in typical group dynamics and how they impact our ability to facilitate with awareness. Several pieces of processwork theory will be introduced, and we will spend significant time in case study and scenario work, actively practicing and integrating the methods offered.  

Learning Goals and Outcomes:
  Process Structure - this useful framework is used to analyze the identity psychology of people and groups, and to identify challenging edges.  

  Working at Edges - we will explore different methods of the important and complex task of facilitating people and groups at their edges.  

  Working with a Disturbing Energy - we'll learn why certain personality styles disturb us so much and how to welcome and utilize aspects of such disturbers.

  Haven Communication Model - nuanced communication awareness is helpful and critical in effective conflict facilitation. We'll learn and incorporate this model into the training at all levels.

  Learning why and when to bring in personal feelings and experiences.

  Theory and practice in Deep Democracy, which is the including and valuing all points of view and levels of reality, equally.  

Experience a grounding practice that generates self-support, centering and eldership.  

Participants will increase their ability to stay present and facilitative during both direct and indirect conflict.  This is awareness training that will be absorbed very individually by each participant, based on their own experiences and relationship with difference and conflict.  Group size will be limited to 10 participants to ensure a depth of both personal and professional development.  

Facilitator - David Hatfield M.A, M.Ed.
David is a leadership consultant and educational facilitator, specializing in transformative, experiential facilitation.  His work has been contracted in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the US.  David's clients include non-profits, social service and health care providers, corporate clients, school districts, community groups, leadership and social change organizations.  He holds an M.A. in Process Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies and an M.Ed. in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney   www.davidhatfield.ca


The Post (View)
750 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5



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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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