Fuelling Next Stage Leadership

Amsterdam High Impact Facilitation Intensive

November 12-13-14, 2018

With

Ellen Sprenger and Barbara Oliveira

If you work to advance social change, you likely spend a lot of time in meetings. After all, it is through powerful multi-actor conversations and collaboration that ambitious human rights and climate justice goals are realized.

And yet meetings have a bad reputation. Most people admit to daydreaming, bringing other work to meetings, spending time on social media, and confess to feeling drained.

At Spring Strategies we believe that meetings should inspire, tap into the collective intelligence of a group, reshape how a problem is perceived, influence perspectives on how to affect change and uncover new ways of joining forces. High impact meetings generate new levels of strategic alignment, engagement and collective action. And we need more of those meetings; the future depends on it.

Are you an experienced facilitator ready to up your game? If so, we would love to work with you.

Purpose

The purpose of the High Impact Facilitation Intensive is to develop advanced-level competencies in facilitation for collective action and impact. Participants work to realize personal developmental goals and demonstrate newly acquired facilitation capacities. In addition to a 3-day intensive, the program includes post-intensive accompaniment in the form of coaching sessions and peer support and learning.

Program design

The High Impact Facilitation Program is a 4-month long program consisting of a 3-day Intensive followed by an accompaniment process where participants engage in applied learning, peer engagement and receive two individual coaching sessions. After four months, the program concludes with a 2-hour online completion meeting.

Outcomes

During the hands-on Intensive participants work towards the following outcomes:

  • Self-awareness of preferred styles and approaches and the ability to step outside of those patterns when needed.
  • The development of newly-acquired facilitation capacities.
  • Design of structures and methods that create the conditions for deeper, more satisfying and efficient engagement and collaboration. This includes:
  • How to sustain vibrancy, curiosity and motivation while navigating complexity
  • How to create a safe and inviting space
  • How to work with conflict
  • How to drive effective cross-sector collaboration.

The Intensive is facilitated by Ellen Sprenger and Barbara Oliveira. Both are experienced multi-actor facilitators and Master Certified Integral Coaches™.

Ellen Sprenger

Ellen Sprenger - Spring StrategiesEllen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for human rights and social justice and since 2004 the founder and CEO of Spring Strategies. She is a believer – especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. During the first decade of Spring Strategies she went through five espresso machines and traveled the planet sixty-five times. Previously she was the executive director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam, and held several leadership positions at Oxfam-Novib. Ellen holds a Masters in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator®.. She has published about the future of women’s rights, organizational transformation and funding trends globally and does her most creative work listening to Marion Verbruggen playing Baroque music on recorder. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada and lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States. Her home base is Toronto and KLM seat 12C.

 

Barbara Oliveira

Barbara Oliveira - Spring StrategiesBarbara Oliveira (PhD, MBA, LLM) is a facilitator, process designer, change agent and conflict transformation mediator, strategic negotiator and host of meaningful conversations. Barbara is passionate about human connection and the potential that multistakeholder participatory approaches offer to create innovative and inclusive solutions for sustainable development challenges. Throughout her career, she has added expertise in using systemic approaches such as Theory U, Appreciative Enquiry, Systemic Constellations, Deep Democracy and the Thinking Environment, in addition to Consensus Building and interest based negotiations/mediation and has developed sustainable leadership models for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and young women leaders. She co-founded the Collaboration Laboratory focused on fostering a culture of facilitation and participatory decision making in Brazil and founded Ecosynergy – Facilitation and Capacity Building for Sustainability, through which she facilitates, trains and coaches NGOs, businesses, government agencies, international organizations and academic bodies in their initiatives to become more integrated, collaborative and better engaged with their stakeholders, in Brazil and abroad.  Barbara is also a Master Certified Integral Coach™ and a public speaker in leadership, consensus building, and collaboration.

 

COACHING AND FACILITATION SUPPORT:

Amis Agung Boersma

Amis-Boersma_sml.jpgAmis Boersma is an Integral Professional Coach and workshop facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the field of International activism and social change. She believes people tend to keep their best features hidden – sometimes even from themselves. Often passions, talents, desires and hopes for the future get buried under the overflowing to-do lists of daily life. As a coach, workshop facilitator and event host, Amis shines a light on the things that really matter to people, helping them connect to others as their truest and fullest selves.

Amis is Dutch with Indonesian roots and a true citizen of the world. She has lived in Amsterdam, Honolulu, Jakarta and Cartagena, and has just moved to the island of Aruba. She holds a Master in Southeast Asian studies and is currently studying her 7th language (Papiamento). Besides languages she devours methods in which we humans can better and more deeply connect, such as Art of Hosting, Theory U and Thinking Environment. Amis loves to sing and dance, and spend time with her loved ones – preferably over a good cappuccino or cocktails.

Number of participants: 15-25 people
Group composition: Experienced facilitators ready to try different approaches and step up their game
Workshop dates: Monday, November 12, Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Duration: 9:00AM – 5:30PM each day
Workshop materials: Tools, videos and articles
Time-investment: three days, with additional time spent in preparation and post-Intensive coaching
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the Lloyd Hotel.
Tuition: Early bird registration is $1,950 USD per person. That price is available until October 1st. Regular price is $2,500 USD.
Tuition includes post-Intensive coaching, Intensive materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
Participants are responsible for accommodation, travel-related expenses and all meals except for lunch.

 

Venue: The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy is the first 1-to-5 star design hotel in the world. It was created out of a curiosity to explore the cultural luggage of guests, a longing to make a connection between Dutch culture and theirs and a zest for making visitors feel welcome.

It is located at Oostelijke Handelskade 34 ·1019 BN · Amsterdam

The Lloyd Hotel offers a discounted room rate for Intensive participants. Please ask us about this.

Click here for more information about location and directions to get there.

Will you come?

$2,500.00 Regular Price Registration
Tuition EUR 2000 (USD 2500)
$1,950.00 Early Bird Registration
Tuition EUR 1600 (USD 1,950) Discount is available until October 1, 2018

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