This course is an in-depth introduction to Convergent Facilitation—a powerful approach to facilitating collaborative decision making. It holds massive potential for those working to bring communities, stakeholders and movements together to address our most challenging problems.
The course will take place online over a 4 week period in March 2024 with 4 main sessions and additional weekly practice sessions and will be led by Paul Kahawatte and Verene Nicolas.
What is Convergent Facilitation & why learn it?
Convergent Facilitation (CF) is a process for getting to a genuine agreement about how to move forward with any shared practical problem or disagreement. It's particularly transformative with highly polarized issues, helping people find practical ways forward that address what really matters to everyone involved, in an efficient way. CF has helped people in a range of contexts around the world reach creative solutions to complex challenges, where no-one loses or is left behind. The principles of CF can enhance any kind of group facilitation and collaboration.
Where might you apply CF & who is this course for?
We are keen to offer this training to people who have a clear context to put their learning into practice, and in particular to people who are actively engaged in: