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Facilitative Leadership Training Programme for non-profits


Facilitative Leadership Training Programme for non-profits

This training programme is intended for people working in the third sector whose role is to coordinate, lead, or manage teams of volunteers or staff. Holding this role often means stress related to dynamics in the team, responding to changes – internal or external – and pressure on the sector related to e.g. tightening of financial resources. Does your role place you in the middle between operations on one hand and strategy & governance on the other, holding the tension between the needs and requirements of those two levels? This training programme consists of three days. PARTICIPATION REQUIRES ATTENDANCE ON ALL THREE DATES. IT IS FREE OF CHARGE WITH A SMALL FEE FOR MEALS (£30 FOR ALL THREE DAYS)

People often complain about problems in an organisation – about management, stress, lack of resources, increased user needs. They try to solve the identified problem. But the ‘problem’ is often an inevitable outcome of the interplay between different parts of the team/organisation. Addressing only the perceived problem is like ‘papering over the cracks’. We need solutions that support all parts of the system.

In the training we will explore and support your experience and understanding of the dynamic in the group/team – giving you a different perspective and more options. This goes beyond ‘stress management’ at an individual or team level. It takes account of how the individual or team are part of and are impacted by other parts of the organisation and wider community/society.

We will offer simple tools and methods to help you to better understand yourself in the context of your organisation and intervene to effect change. We will introduce key concepts, provide opportunities for interaction, and facilitate experiential exercises, exploring dynamics of power, privilege, and marginalisation. We will use experiential exercises to support awareness of how these dynamics are operating in participants’ working lives and teach skills to facilitate them.

We will also introduce and reinforce the concept of ‘eldership’ as a style of relating to oneself and the system within which one operates. Eldership is a quality of heartfulness and mindfulness that enables us to really welcome all parts of the system. This allows those parts to be expressed in the room and relate to one another.

Training structure: The programme consists of three 1-day workshops and one 2-hour supervision session (in small groups). Supervision will focus on how participants have applied their learning in the workplace.

Workshop dates: Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th September; Thursday 10th October. Quaker Meeting House. Supervision groups between 23rd September & 9th October.

Cost: The training is free but we ask that you to pay £30 for lunch and refreshments at the workshops.

Who we are: We (Leah and Milan Bijelic) are both trained in Process Oriented Psychology ( http:// We work as psychotherapists and community facilitators.

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Map Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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