Effective meetings masterclass Deep Democracy style | Melbourne, 11 December

Effective meetings masterclass Deep Democracy style | Melbourne, 11 December

Date: 11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00pm
Location: CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East, Melbourne
Event Format: 1 day workshop
Event Host: Prue Gell

Pru Gell has generously offered this masterclass to the Change Agency’s network, to share facilitation tools that will help you make the most of meetings, strategy sessions and planning days, and enable even greater impact.

These facilitation tools will support your meetings to:
* Hear a diverse range of views, and efficiently
* Make it safe(r) to say what needs to be said and talk about the elephants in the room (so they don’t thwart your plans)
* Know where there’s real alignment or agreement and where there’s not rather than assuming you have it (from strategy through to actions and plans).

So you can achieve:

  • Buy-in to, and actual actioning of, decisions
  • Resolving ‘real issues’ or any tensions, small through to significant, constructively and regularly (rather than avoid them which can lead to greater issues and inefficiencies)
  • New insights are surfaced so that decisions are better informed and robust

This masterclass is being held as Pru is keen to support groups and people who are explicitly working on status quo shifting social and environmental change. In particular, the tools she brings will benefit people who believe that great team culture and ‘how’ we get along (have meetings, make decisions etc) enables people to achieve the change(s) they are striving for … and that these goals are interconnected.

Core tools that you’ll learn how to apply:

  • Check-in: Creative way to land people in the room so that they can more fully contribute
  • Fresh way to hear & make it say to say alternative views (aka Step 3 ‘Spread the no/alternative view’)
  • Soft Shoe Shuffle: Dynamic way to have engaging group dialogue that efficiently hears many views & encourages/enables people to not be stuck in ‘a position’
  • Debate: Used for resolving tension & conflict
  • Check-out: Leave meetings with people feeling heard & what needs to be said actually being said, rather than it becoming time consuming ‘gossip’ after the meeting

Diagnose early signals of people disengaging & get a really fresh perspective on understanding resistance in groups & group dynamics (via Role Theory)

Scholarships that just cover costs ($160) are available for First Nations Peoples/Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples &/or grassroots activists and tCA Community Organising Fellowship participants and alumni.

$390 small Not-For-Profit (normally $490)
$490 medium Not-For-Profit (normally $690)
$590 large Not-For-Profit (normally $790)
$1090 Business & public sector (normally $1290)

Please note: You can nominate to pay a higher rate to cover people who are unfunded by organisations. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To pay and register, email Pru Gell and share what fee you believe is the right/appropriate fit for you, based on your situation. You’ll receive an invoice that day and once it’s paid you’re registered.

Further details about this event and Deep Democracy >