Facilitating Productive Conversations program develops an individual’s ability to lead discussions, meetings, planning and engagement interventions in focused, meaningful and productive ways.
Program Dates (2023-24)
*Early bird discounts available
Organisations and groups face the challenges of time and structures for planning, making decisions, managing projects and moving forward together in Focused, Meaningful and Productive ways.
Facilitation/ Co-creation is an increasingly valuable skill-set for exploring issues, tapping the breadth and depth of thinking, and building shared purpose and commitment.
The Facilitating Productive Interventions program is a collection of the foundational facilitation methods (part of the Technology of Participation (ToP) approach) pioneered by the Institute of Cultural Affairs, an international network focused on the development and application of social innovation methods for community and organisational development around the world.
ToP™ offers a widely proven set of tools and principles for maximising the value of time spent in group processes, and outcomes that are shared by all participants, with the enduring value of strengthened relationships and mutual learning.
Participants develop the capability to facilitate effective conversations, meetings, planning and engagement interventions (e.g. project planning, business planning, values conversations, etc.). This learning is delivered through components that address:
Faculty: Kevin Balm with Core Team
members or Associates
Introduction to ToP Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop Methods (FCM & CWM)
Introduction and practice of Divergence, Emergence and Convergence Tools
Introduction to ToP Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop Methods (FCM and CWM)
Understanding Top Design Thinking and Experiential introduction to variations on FCM and CWM (H-Technique, Nominal Group, Historical Scan and Wave Analysis)
Design and practice in applying the two methods to multiple topics
Planning for in-role / on-the-job application