Tuesday, May 11, 2010

School of Living Supports Facilitation Workshop with Laird Schaub

The School of Living is supporting an intensive Integrative Facilitation Training Program with Laird Schaub. Details are below:

Every organization or business has meetings. Think about all the meetings you attend as part of your work – with board members, committees, staff, contractors, funders, clients, etc. We need meetings in order to get our work done. But often our meetings are not as productive as they should be.

Do you dream of meetings where the group feels energized, engaged, and solid decisions get made? Do you wish your group could work through conflicts to build positive relationships and make collaborative agreements? Help is on the way!

Laird Schaub and Ma’ikwe Ludwig have developed a proven program for making a quantum leap in your ability to run dynamic and effective meetings, and in understanding the nuances and challenges of how cooperative groups function. The training extends over two years, consisting of eight 3-day weekends, spaced about three months apart. You'll receive handouts, chances to practice the techniques and principles, and lots of hands-on experience facilitating live meetings.

The first weekend will be May 27-30, 2010, at Julian Woods Community in Julian, PA (near State College). $2800 for full two-year training program. Only $2400 if paid in full up front. $350 per weekend if paid quarterly. Audit individual weekends for $250 each.

To learn more about the program and register see:

About the Trainers:
Laird and Ma'ikwe are professional facilitators and have been involved in forming intentional communities and managing nonprofits. These experiences inform their unique, whole-person approach to meeting dynamics. Ma'ikwe has worked for 19 years as an organizer, director, teacher, and as a consultant. She has been working with consensus for 6 years. Laird has a national reputation in Integrative Facilitation, conflict management, and consensus. He has been a process consultant for 20 years and has worked extensively with cohousing groups across the country. For more information about his work visit www.sandhillfarm.org/canbridge.html.

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