|Re: Facilitation training from Laird Schaub||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane (dianeclairegmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:21:49 -0800 (PST)|
I just want to add my voice to the many who have experienced Laird's excellent training, mediation and facilitation. Whenever he has a workshop at a coho meeting, I try to get to it -- they are always very rewarding. And he has helped my community, Casmbridge Cohousing set up good processes for decision-making, facilitation, and mediation. Diane Margolis On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 3:09 PM David Heimann <heimann [at] theworld.com> wrote: > Hello, > > We (JP Cohousing) had a weekend process workshop with Laird > around 10 years ago. Eventually we came up with a six-step process for > considering and acting on proposals (and did an exercise using an actual > important proposal we were considering at the time). Since then, we've > called our consensus-driven process "the Laird process", as is, "So > where are we in the Laird process at this point?". It's worked out very > well. > > Regards, > David Heimann > Jamaica Plain Cohousing > Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA > > > Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2021 18:36:12 +0000 (UTC) > From: fernselzer [at] aol.com > To: "cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org" <cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: [C-L]_ Facilitation training from Laird Schaub > Message-ID: <413425836.2790871.1612722972895 [at] mail.yahoo.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > Hi all,I am posting this for Laird and trying to include the flyer. ? I'm > not sure if that will come through in the attachment so let me know if you > need a copy.About 5 years ago, my community, New Brighton Cohousing, were > hosts to Laird and his group training. ? I was able to see what a great > facilitator and trainer Laird is. ?The team dealt ?with everyday issues, as > well as extremely difficult issues that come up in cohousing.He is one of > our great masters! > >From Laird: > Dear Cohousers, > I am starting a Zoom-based two-year facilitation training next month and > you?re invited. > > The Back StoryAs many of you may know, I?ve been a consultant and trainer > to cooperative groups since 1987, and have now worked professionally with > over 80 cohousing groups across North America, many of them multiple times. > Now 71 years old, I am trying to concentrate on passing along my knowledge > to others and there is no more leveraged way to accomplish that, in my > view, than by training facilitators, who can then bring the knowledge back > to their groups and share it with others. > It?s been my experience that a skilled facilitator can make a > night-and-day difference in the quality of meetings, especially when groups > are grappling with how to cooperate (it isn?t as easy as it first > appears!). Thus, investment in facilitation can pay large dividends?both > for the individual and the group. The teaching materials and principles are > mainly a distillation of my 30+ years of experience in the field as a > professional facilitator?what actually happens in groups, what are the > issues, and what are effective responses. > Training in the Age of CovidAs a consequence of adapting to the severe > travel restrictions necessitated by the pandemic, my team (Mar?a Silvia, > Joe Cole, and myself) translated to Zoom the in-person two-year > facilitation training I first developed in 2003 and have delivered 14 > times. Happily, we discovered that we can still deliver a quality product > virtually. Mar?a, Joe, and I know first hand the enormous difference that > these teachings make in the life and health of groups, so, pandemic or not, > we continue our commitment to share this knowledge with all who want it. > This is an intensive course consisting of 8 three-day weekends (Thursday > evening through Sunday afternoon), spaced approximately three months apart. > Zoom simplifies logistics and reduces expenses considerably?not only does > everyone participate from the comfort of their own home, but it is > geography independent?students can live anywhere so long as they have a > laptop and a decent internet connection. Hosting groups need not worry > about feeding and housing the class. To be sure, we still need host groups > to provide live meetings for students to facilitate?and students will be > expected to actively collaborate with the trainers?in identifying suitable > host groups for each weekend. > In exchange for hosting, groups receive?outside, neutral facilitation on > key issues (under the supervision of professional trainers), a report from > me about the group's accomplishments and needs, and one FREE auditor slot > in the weekend for which they provide the meetings that the class > facilitates. What?s not to like? > Attached is a more detailed outline of the course, including information > about costs. > Heads Up:?Enrollment is limited to 16. We have nine signed up now, which > means there are seven slots remaining, which we will fill on > first-come-first-served basis. There is no requirement that you have prior > facilitation experience; only a sincere desire to learn. > If you are part of a cooperative group that?s interested in enhancing its > facilitation skills and understanding of cooperative group dynamics, we > urge you to consider sending 3-4 people so that you can reinforce your > learning and make it easier to pass along the power of these concepts to > the entire community. We already have one group who has enrolled four > students in this course. > Weekend I will be March 4-7, less than a month away. > We hope you?ll join us. > In cooperationLaird Schaublaird@ic.org218-724-3732 > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > -- Diane Margolis 175 Richdale Av. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 354 1349
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