Advanced Facilitation Online Master Classes

A facilitator’s reputation and renown is based on their capacity to facilitate truly transformative change. But transformative group work is not easy.

In this collection of online Advanced Facilitation Master Classes, we’ve identified four of the key issues facilitators struggle with and the corresponding competencies that enable truly transformative group work.

Each class addresses a specific problem faced by facilitators and will give you new insights into the deeper nature of the problem and new skills to respond that will deepen your capacity to facilitate transformational group work.

Facilitator’s Inner Work

12 October 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEST)

Facilitators get attacked in almost every group they work in.

Subtle (and not so subtle) leadership attacks and criticism can knock you out and trigger internal feelings of inadequacy and incompetence that can make it near impossible to do your work well.

In this class, learn Inner Work techniques to stay-in-the-game and respond to attacks in productive and transformative ways.

Working at the Learning Edge

26 October 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEST)

When facilitators fail to work with groups right on their learning edge, transformative change just isn’t possible.

Groups get bored and come up with short-term, shallow solutions that don’t stick, and facilitators feel dissatisfied and get burnt out.

This class will help you discern the structure of any groups’ learning process and how to keep them on their learning edge so you can facilitate truly transformative change.

Reaching Agreement

9 November 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEST)

Transformative group work centers around the agreements groups make together. Agreements about the nature of the issues, the directions of change, and the strategies to achieve that change are all key stages in group work.

Unfortunately, the social pressure of groupthink, combined with time and resource pressures (on both the participants and the facilitators) often means people make agreements that they don’t fully agree with.

In this class, learn how to see the no in the yes to facilitate deeply congruent agreements in groups.

Power, Rank and Privilege in the Facilitator Role

23 November 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEST)

The facilitator role is characterised by complex, intersecting high and low-rank positions. When we are not aware of these positions – the different ways we have more and less power than people in the groups we work with – we are vulnerable to misusing our power and becoming a tyrant, victim, or rescuer to the group.

This class will help you unpack the different rank characteristics of the facilitator role and how to use these to benefit your groups, and your own wellbeing and sustainability.

We recommend you do ANZPOP’s free online video course Understanding Power, Rank and Privilege before attending this course.

The Trainers

Dr Jane Martin

Jane has over twenty years experience as a facilitator in the public, private and not for profit sectors, including the NSW State Public Service, the non-government sector and the Australian Federal Public Service.

Jane was the facilitator and one of the architects of the Lost Conversations Group, co-authoring the book Lost Conversations: Finding New Ways for Black and White Australians to Lead Together, and has continued her passion for this work as an Associate of Collaboration for Impact where she is a facilitator specializing in Deep Collaboration between First Nation Peoples and Other Australians.

She has delivered facilitation training for the Aurora Indigenous Training Initiatives and the Melbourne Indigenous Leadership Group sponsored by the Atlantic Fellows For Social Equity Program.

Jane’s qualifications include a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is an Accredited Coach (with the International Coaching Federation), Process Work Diplomate, accredited Deep Democracy facilitator, member of the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology, and a founding member and the Director of Training of ANZPOP.

Beck Ronkson

Beck is a Facilitator, Coach, Psychotherapist and Consultant with a background in Theatre and Community Cultural Development. She has worked in the social change space for the past 19 years, with seven years in the mental health and homelessness sectors.

She regularly facilitates collaborations of multiple stakeholders, including Local Area Health services, Community Housing providers, Corporate organisations, large and small NGOs, often in the areas of housing, mental health and community self-determination. She is an Associate with Collaboration for Impact, and was the former Artistic Director of Milk Crate Theatre, facilitating group programs for Mission Australia, St Vincent De Paul, Salvation Army, Wesley Mission, Richmond PRA (now Flourish), in Juvenile Justice, CALD & Indigenous communities, and in many schools.

Drawing on her theatrical background, Beck specialises in producing and applying creative tools such as Forum Theatre to disrupt entrenched behaviours holding systems and people from reaching their potential, and is passionate about using physical processes to unlock new insights for individuals and groups. In 2010, Beck was listed in the Sydney Magazine’s (Fairfax Media) 100 most influential people for her work within the homeless community of Sydney.

Beck’s qualifications include, Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) Honours; Organisational Coach (Global Coaching Institute); Diploma of Process Oriented Psychology (ANZPOP). She is a member of the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology (IAPOP), and Alumna Sydney Leadership.

Fees and Cancellations

The Standard Rate for each class is $240.

A Discounted Rate of $180 per class applies for people on a low income and ANZPOP Alumni and current students.

Register for all four classes at the Standard Rate $800 (a saving of $160) or the Discounted Rate $600 (a saving of $120).

Please note, if you have lost significant income due to COVID-19 we are happy to offer further reduced rates. Contact Beck Ronkson at beck@beckronkson.com to discuss.

Cancellations with less than two days notice will not be refunded. Cancellations with more than two days notice will receive a 50% fee refund.

ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.