To thrive in the New Workspace and overcome the problems of our times, we'll need more soulful and resilient ways of collaborating.
Too often, opportunities to spark transformative change are missed when our meetings or partnerships become draining because we can't manage conflict, make decisions, talk about power and privilege or even understand where another is coming from. This training will give you what you need to rise to the challenges of the present moment and support your group to live its purpose inclusively, authentically and joyfully.
Public trainings are offered online throughout the year for facilitators who want to learn alongside changemakers from around the world. Taking place over four live half-day sessions spread across two weeks (and supported by a self-paced learning lab), these trainings are a great way to hone your abilities while building relationships across borders. You can register as an individual or attend as a team.
In-house trainings support organizations, teams or collaboration partners. Joining the training together means a more confident and connected team, creative new ideas and more meaningful results. Get in touch to discuss your needs. We’ll work with you to design a program that supports your team to deepen their individual and collective capacities to work together in more engaging, enjoyable and impactful ways.
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We meet you where you are at.
Our team will craft a supportive, brave(r) and experimental learning space so that you can work in that messy and creative place where aha moments and great ideas are born. 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 collective work;
- the ability to work with tension and complexity in generative ways;
- confidence using tools designed for virtual and hybrid workspaces;
- a digital portfolio of resources, tools and practices you can experiment, adapt and apply to your unique context and work.
Spring's expert facilitators are engaged civil society and movement leaders, funders, and storytellers around the world. Many of us have lived the struggles you’re up against, so we designed the program to help you solve them. We are inspired by neuroscience, somatics, design thinking, equity design, anti-oppression, future framing, accelerated learning, liberatory structures, deep democracy, Art of Gathering, Emergent Strategy, the Integral FacilitatorTM method and more. Learn more about our partners by browsing our client list.
In recent years we've witnessed powerful victories for human rights, watershed moments in the fight for climate action and encouraging shifts in mindset in a world struggling to end extreme inequality and dismantle colonization. We've also struggled to adapt to resource constraints, the uncertainty and devastation of covid-19, political polarization and burnout as we respond to crisis after crisis.
Many of us already feel called to prioritize more compassionate modes of working, distributed networks of power and solidarity, and holistic ways of relating to one another and to nature. Some of the ideas and trends in what we call the New Workspace are new. Some are ancient, gaining ground as once-silenced communities lead the way forward—fusing the wisdom of the past, the technology of the present and the possibility of the future.
Facilitation is a vital, but sometimes overlooked, part of stewarding radical hope and action. Meaningful and integral collaboration is critical to building the sustainable and liberated worlds we long for.
Reimagining Facilitation in Complex Times is for people who are interested in radical shifts, catalytic conversations and how to be powerful agents of social change shaping humanity's next chapter.