Join us for an in person workshop on facilitation and dialogue skills. This interactive full day session will include practical tools, pair work, embodied practice and group discussion to foster participative and productive group conversations.
In our work we are often called upon to listen deeply and actively across diversity, to hold spaces delicately, and to work with real differences and disagreements. Sensitive facilitation in small and large groups, and creative approaches to dialogue are key skills for engaged and effective facilitators.
This one-day workshop is for facilitators or organisations who want to improve the way they work with groups or explore a wider range of tools, as well as for those new to facilitation.
Filled with a rich selection of facilitation methods, approaches and exercises, the day will offer an insider look into some of the tools used for St Ethelburga’s transformational programmes. It will be highly experiential, with an opportunity to engage with practical techniques that help to foster participative and productive group conversations.
Workshop elements will include:
Jo Winsloe Slater
Jo is Manager of Refugee Allies, a project of St Ethelburga’s that practices hospitality, welcome and community between settled, local people and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to strengthen UK communities. Jo has over twenty five years experience in bringing people together in community to foster learning and understanding, and promote social repair and change. She has facilitated diverse groups in various settings including outside in nature and with volunteers in European refugee camps. Prior to working at St Ethelburga’s Centre she held roles in the interfaith and social care sectors, bridging divides between individuals and partners across sectors.
Tarot is Co-Director of St Ethelburga’s, and is an experienced facilitator of 20 years. She played a key role in developing and facilitating our programmes in radical resilience, sacred activism, and group volunteering in refugee camps. She is currently developing an exciting new strand of work training diverse leaders to facilitate tree planting workshops across large tracts of farmland. Previously, Tarot worked in collaborative arts and LGBT / gender rights, facilitating groups in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Ireland and South Africa.
St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.