“As a trainer Martin created good atmosphere in an international group. His presentations were crispy clear, illustrated by carefully chosen, practical examples from his rich facilitator Martin helped me to understand countless details of preparation and running a successful strategic planning session for various ; - Marzena Dębska-Matuszak, Experienced Trainer, Facilitator and Coach
This course, in English, is scheduled in partnership with Social Platform, the largest platform of European rights and value-based NGOs working in the social sector; and in partnership with ICA:UK, the participation & development charity. It is scheduled back-to-back with ToP Group Facilitation Methods (November 20-21) to allow 2 or 4 days of training at ;If you are interested in the course but do not find dates to suit you, please contact me for ;
Who this course is for
This course is for all those who want to be able to involve people more effectively in planning and implementing medium to long-term strategies together, including team leaders and managers within organisations, those working with Boards, management teams, partnerships and external stakeholders, youth and community workers and independent facilitators.
Group Facilitation Methods is a pre-requisite for this course, and Action Planning is recommended.
Questions this course answers
“How can I enable my group to come to a common vision for their future? How can I help them make their vision happen by creatively addressing the root causes of the challenges that are blocking them, rather than focus simply on fire-fighting and problem-solving? How can I ensure a real sense of ownership, so that for once their plan actually happens?”
The course presents a structured long-range planning process which incorporates the ToP Consensus Workshop method for building consensus and the ToP Focused Conversation method for effective group communication, both covered in Group Facilitation Methods, and an implementation process for turning ideas into productive action and concrete accomplishments.
Those with more experience of facilitation, strategic planning or ToP facilitation may need no further support to apply the process effectively in their own situations, and for others the course serves as a powerful, experiential introduction to the proces.
What you will gain
By the end of the course, you will
The course presents the process in a practical and participatory way, enabling the group to experience the complete strategic planning process during the course. Each of the four workshops is first demonstrated, using a scenario with which participants can identify without having to role-play.
What do participants say about this course?
80% of PSP participants rated this course 8/10 or higher. Comments from participants’ end-of-course evaluations included:
22 Nov 2018 @ 09:30 am
23 Nov 2018 @ 05:30 pm
Duration: 1 days, 8 hours
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