Course Outline

workbook_outlineDive in and Experience the 20 Dynamic Archetypes of the Integral Facilitator…

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn a new Integral Model of Facilitation to successfully engage complex issues and groups.
  • Learn about 20 archetypes (competencies) that will help you become a flexible and powerful facilitator and collaborator.
  • Practice self-mastery skills and behaviors such as objectivity, presence, intuition, adaptability, and empathy.
  • Learn strategies for changing the “state” of groups.
  • Learn and practice intervention techniques using depth, timing, language and more via an integral framework
  • Practice problem-solving process using brainstorming, grouping, selection, and decision-making techniques.
  • Practice diagnosing group process from an “all quadrant” (holistic) perspective.
  • Magnify your facilitative leadership by learning how to collaborate with diverse groups and perspectives

Workshop Agenda

Pre-Workshop, Learning Community Calls: Phone into interactive and web delivered bridge line calls prior to coming to the workshop. You’ll learn the basics of the integral framework, meet your fellow sojourners, and prepare for our journey of learning.

Day 1: The Call of Facilitation. We will explore what brought you to this workshop, describe the integral facilitation model and competencies, and begin exploring core facilitation practices.

  • Answering the Call
    • What called you into this work?
  • What is Integral Facilitation?
    • Navigating the Maze of Complexity:The Nature of Complex Systems
    • A Map for the Journey
    • Your Vision as a Facilitator
  • The Inner Game of Facilitation
    • Presence & Centering Skills
    • Objectivity: What Drives You Away From or Towards Objectivity?
  • Preparing for Facilitation
    • An Integral Model For Assessing the Desires and Expectations of the Group and Your Client
    • Real-World Business Case Study with Local Sponsor
  • Facilitating Group Process
    • Listening Deeper: Cultivate Awareness of What is Taking Place in the Group
    • Facilitating Flow Through Simple Intervention
  • Closing Activity

Day 2: Trials of Facilitation. What is it like to be in the complex, messy bogs and magical moments of group work? During this day, you will experience first hand the stresses and difficulties while outfitted with powerful competencies and tools.

  • Testing your metal
    • Finding Integrity through the Fire of Difficulty
    • Demonstrating Professionalism, Self Confidence, and Authenticity
  • Facilitating the Process: Techniques for Brainstorming, Grouping, Selection, and Decision Making
  • Case Study: Apply problem-solving processes to a real-world problem.
  • Closing Activity

Day 3: Dissolution. Okay, now you’ve hit rock bottom! How does an integral facilitator walk forward when things dissolve? Using fully interactive case studies, you’ll learn how to use integrity, intervention, and relationship to discover fantastic structures in group formation.

  • Designining & Conducting Meetings Using an Integral Approach
  • Process Design and Case Study: Developing implementation strategies for a real-world problem.
  • Learn and Apply an Integral Intervention Process
  • Conflict and Consensus: Practice the basics of conflict resolution
  • Interactive Multi-Party Dispute Activity: The incident on Red Cedar Lake
  • Closing Activity

Day 4: Discovery & Adventuring. You and your sojourners will head out into the field of the Madison campus to observe facilitated sessions using the integral framework learned thus far. This will be your opportunity to apply, invent, and discover your own path of facilitation and collaboration.

  • Facilitation Field Trip
    • Observe and Assess a Meeting in the Community Through the Integral Lens
    • Exformative Reports from the Field
  • Facilitation Application: Large group Facilitated Dialogue and Culture Building
  • Closing Activity

Day 5: Integration. How can we bring the experiences and practices of this workshop into our lives? During this last day you will reflect, challenge, and commit yourself to apply what you’ve learned. The final part of the day will ask us to walk together on the path of integral facilitation through a very unique closing activity.

  • Large Group Facilitation Practice & Group Emergence Activity
  • Reflecting on Your Call and the Journey
  • Developing an Integral Action Plan to put your learning to work
  • Facilitating Flow: How to Facilitate and Recognize Optimal Group States
  • World Cafe Experience: Maximizing Group Participation
  • Closing Activity: Dancing in the Maze Field Trip

Post-Workshop, Learning Community Practice:
An on-going discussion and community will continue to help apply and share what we’re learning.

Who should attend?

If you are new to facilitation, this workshop will offer you the attitudes and hands-on practice you need to step into the role of facilitator with increased confidence. If you are an experienced facilitator, this is your chance to take your existing practice of facilitation into some new terrain with a fresh new model that offers increasing depth and breadth of practice. We look forward to taking this journey with you!

Note to Integral Thinkers

Integral fans interested in new applications of integral theory are welcome to attend. With that said, please be forewarned that this is not a course on integral theory. The primary focus of this course is on the skills and practice of facilitation and collaboration; though it is informed by integral theory, we do not adhere to every letter of integral law.