With 15 hours of facilitated learning time, you’ll leave this online program with new connections, skills, strategies and confidence for more effective collaboration — whether that means working on meaningful solutions with your team or finding a way forward with organizations that hold opposing worldviews. Learn more about the program here and scroll down for more details about this February 2023 training.
You’ll spend time learning and exchanging ideas in a community of practice with Spring experts and a cohort of social justice leaders from around the world to:
- set (and achieve) a goal for your learning journey;
- understand your own approach to facilitating, and the power of storytelling in group processes;
- gain a wide range of tools for stronger collaboration;
- work with tensions in generative ways;
- and put it all together through practice opportunities and accompaniment.
The training will take place online via Zoom. All participants will need to connect with a video camera and audio capabilities.
DAY 1 — February 14 (3.5 hours): 9am EST - 12:30 EST
DAY 2 — February 15 (3.5 hours): 9am EST - 12:30 EST
DAY 3 — February 16 (3.5 hours): 9am EST - 12:30 EST
On Day 1, you’ll learn about the essentials of collaboration and the ways in which people analyze and prioritize information. You'll also spend time practicing holding space for multiple stories and perspectives and the key facilitative skill of reflecting back to the collective of what was individually offered.
On Day 2, you'll learn about some of the moves to stay connected with a group, focus on what matters most, meet people where they are, check in along the way, get input, support the group through transitions and decisions, and make spaces braver. We’ll explore how to manage polarities, work with strong emotions and apply storytelling techniques to build trust.
On Day 3, you'll put it all together and work with a small team of participants to workshop a plan for you to re-up your facilitation practice moving forward, identify the facilitation moves that you want to try out in your next meetings and design gathering spaces that encourage creative collaboration.
After the 3-day course, we will schedule mentoring sessions and three 90-minute group meetings for you to observe yourself and reflect on how you are developing as a facilitator (February 23, March 2nd, and March 9th at 9:00 AM EST. This follow-up phase is where you will actually integrate your learnings, try new moves, dive deeper into themes of interest, and gain support to increase your confidence as a facilitator and take a leap forward.
Throughout the program and during the 3-month period afterward, you’ll have access to all program tools and multimedia resources via Spring’s Leadership Lab to bolster your learning journey.
By the end of the program, you will have gained:
- a new awareness about your facilitation patterns, strengths and areas to work on;
- an understanding of collective storytelling as a strategy for holding multiple perspectives in ways that can reclaim and rehumanize collaborative work;
- the ability to work with tension and complexity in generative ways;
- confidence using tools designed for virtual, in-person and hybrid workspaces;
- a digital portfolio of resources, tools and practices you can experiment, adapt and apply to your unique context and work.
The March training will be facilitated by:
You can learn more about Ellen, Archana and Camila on our team page.
We work to make our programs as accessible as we can and offer a sliding scale with three tiers of program payment rates. When you register below, please choose the fee based on your circumstances.
1. Redistribution Rate: US $1000
This is for organizations based in the Global North or with an annual budget above US$2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with access to wealth or with an annual income over US$70,000. Payment at this rate covers the costs of the program and allows for a contribution to support the participation of organizations and individuals with less access to wealth.
2. Full Cost Rate: US $750
This is for organizations with an annual budget above US$1-2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with an annual income of US$50,000 - US$70,000.
3. Solidarity Rate: US $375
This is for organizations with an annual budget of under US$1 million. It’s also designed for individuals with an annual income of under US$50,000. Payment at this rate covers 50% of total costs.
Don’t see an affordable rate?
If the Solidarity Rate is not affordable to you, please get in touch with us to let us know and we can discuss what might be possible.
Please click here for more details on Spring's Sliding Scale.