Art & Craft of Effective Group Facilitation

by Behn, Alchemy of Group Facilitation alumnus

I attended a three-day condensed version of the workshop described below with Julian Griggs as instructor. He’s an educator, facilitator and all-around interesting and talented guy – and I highly recommend this course to MPA, MADR and law students and staff who want to focus on working in effective groups.

In particular, many of the skills and techniques Julian speaks and works on with participants complement the skills MADR students are exposed to in Gord Sloan’s mediation workshop and Jamie Chicanot’s negotiations course.

For a student (such as myself) looking to start a career in advocacy, governance and public life, Julian’s class has proved a terrific asset to work with groups in conflict in the workplace, and has helped me through tough conversations with stakeholders.

Not to mention, this upcoming event is at Hollyhock on Cortes… the three-day workshop is also coming up in November 2014 in downtown Vancouver. There may be a scholarship available through Hollyhock that students can apply for online.

Griggs_JulianJulian Griggs, co-founder of Dovetail Consulting Inc., is a well-loved Hollyhock presenter, gifted facilitator and trainer certified with the International Association of Facilitators. Over the last 23 years he has facilitated hundreds of multi-party workshops, strategic planning processes, team meetings, coalition-building sessions, and conferences for corporate, government, First Nations and other clients in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

Julian Griggs’ 2014 Hollyhock Programs:

Alchemy of Group Facilitation,┬áNov 17 – 19 in Vancouver, BC.

The Art & Craft of Effective Group Facilitation,┬áMay 28 – Jun 1 on Cortes Island, BC.


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