Working with Groups
Working with Groups is the essential seminar for staff members who facilitate groups. Through the integration of theory and practice, you will learn how to read, understand, evaluate and effectively lead small groups.
Much of our lives are spent in groups. Family, friends, churches, work, organizations, sports teams and musical ensembles are common examples. Typically, however, we don’t spend much time trying to understand what is going on in these groups at the interpersonal and group dynamics level. This workshop will give you opportunities to:
- Raise your awareness of the breadth and depth of group dynamics.
- Gain experience in diagnosing group needs, as well as designing and facilitating appropriate “interventions” to encourage positive changes.
- Become a more confident and competent “participant-observer” of group processes.
- Receive feedback relative to your role in and impact on the group.
Note: The Core Communications Workshop is recommended before, and is often offered prior to, Working with Groups.
Day 1: Introductions, goal-setting, teaching, exercises
Day 2: Models of group processes, exercises, designing experiences
Day 3: Designing experiences for group
Day 4: Designing experiences for group, final debrief