This immersive two-day workshop will address the frequent concerns we have regarding dealing with difficult situations and challenging behaviour when participating in and running groups.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The workshop is ideal for:
- People planning to facilitate groups
- People currently facilitating groups and wish to review and develop knowledge and skills
- Facilitators interested in Gestalt concepts applied to group facilitation
WHY JOIN US?
Conflict occurs widely and in many situations and can be very destructive. Perhaps a team member is repeatedly critical of work that the team is developing. Maybe there’s a situation in which several people in a group are effectively excluding a colleague from important decisions.Conflict can also be energising, and creative in groups, teams and organisations. The ability to challenge and confront and be challenged is vital, especially in leadership positions in groups and teams.
Group facilitators, team leaders and organisational consultants need to be comfortable handling this, understanding sources of conflict and common styles people use in conflict situations. Learning more about conflict can help leaders create a safe enough space so that all participants can be heard, supported and enable the group or team to work more effectively.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop will be practical, participative and experiential with time for theoretical reflection and opportunities for consideration of application of skills. The aims are to help you:
- Experience, explore and enjoy the topic
- Increase your range of skills in dealing with conflict
- Enhance your awareness of factors which affect you in dealing with conflict
- Understand some sources of conflict
- Increase your acceptance and appreciation of difference
THE TWO-DAY PROGRAMME
Conflict and challenge in context
The psychological perspective – what affects my abilities in these areas?
Skills development and feedback – how do I challenge and confront?
Being in a group – meeting others directly
Sources of conflict, communication styles and strategies
Effective confrontation – practice and opportunities for observation
Dealing with difficult behaviours in groups
The next step – taking the learning forward