An intensive virtual, cohort-based learning environment for leaders, changemakers and innovators who work on vexing systemic problems that can only be addressed using a collaborative approach. Our focus puts the planet and equity for all people in the centre of the work we do and the way we teach.
WHO THIS IS FOR?
Facilitators, convenors, strategists, systems thinkers, collaboration designers, organisational and team leaders….
If you are part of large, complex issues which cannot be solved by any single department, organization or group, and work to create intensive, sustained collaboration between diverse stakeholders to make progress, this course can help you.
WHAT WE COVER
- The basic tools and attitude to attract the right stakeholders in the right way to begin to guide them to address complex, system issues
- The essential first steps to design and facilitate solutions to complex, systemic issues
- Feeling more confident in front of a group
- Creating (and experiencing) a highly interactive and engaging approach to collaboration.
- Hands-on experience with Miro and other online tools for group collaboration and community building in the virtual space.
Each session will begin with engaging check-ins to build connections before diving into our work together.
WHAT IS A COMPLEX, SYSTEMIC ISSUE?
An issue with no easy answer and a high degree of uncertainty and interdependence with other issues. For example, working with a group of key players in the maritime industry to help advance the decarbonisation of shipping.
- frustrated by a lack of impact in getting things done collaboratively?
- managing multiple stakeholders with different agendas?
- seeking to bring diverse participants together to seek common ground?
- challenged by the large amount of complexity in front of you and need to make sense of it?
- hungry to understand more about complex systems and how to help others know what to do?
- working with individuals or teams to understand complex issues to co-design solutions & strategies that put our planet and equity at the center of attention?
- understanding your own role, perceptions, triggers, creating awareness and setting your intention as you work with groups to advance their impact?
If you are hungry to be effective and have impact, this course is for you. Whether you live within an organization or you are working along-side one, this course offers concrete, applied concepts and tools to attract and work with the right groups to action. If you want to build the skills and learn the tools to tackle tough issues at the intersection of systems like planet and human health, or social and economic justice, but you haven’t figured out how to bring others along with you, this course is for you.
MORE THAN THEORY
Bring your own case study challenges and projects to work on during this course. You will be putting ideas into action to solve the challenges in front of you right now.
You will experience highly participatory sessions where we will “learn by doing,” and by example, will be part of a rich experience created by using advanced facilitation methods in a virtual setting. You will largely work in small groups with other cohort members. You will meet other professionals and train together on real-world assignments. You will have access to individual and small-group coaching sessions and office hours.
The core course will deliver both a learning and reflective practice for participants during and between sessions: fostering the conditions for participants to build trust and groups/configurations that build on the work together outside of session days and beyond the course itself.
You will leave with…
- Increased confidence in leading multi-stakeholder projects and a better sense of self
- A starter tool kit for collaboration and co-creation
- Models for facilitating productive conversations
- Ways to align diverse perspectives around shared intent
- An understanding of systemic challenges and what it takes to address them
- Increased understanding about the roles of outcomes and objectives to better manage group dynamics
- A cohort of colleagues and instructors to support you on this journey
- An alumni space in TVW’s Learning Community to continue your learning journey
The deadline to apply is June 30th. You can complete our online application here.
Applicants will have a short interview and will be notified by July 25th if they are accepted.
Take advantage of special Pathfinder Cohort pricing for this inaugural offering. Pathfinder participants agree to follow-up for up to a year in exchange for a reduced price.
TVW Learning Community members: $875
Spaces are strictly limited to 18 participants.
Small cohort sizes
Expect personalised experience and meaningful connection with your peers. Our cohorts will have a maximum of 18 participants.
The course runs over 4 consecutive weeks (September 8, 15, 22, 29). Expect to spend 4-hours on Zoom each week and ~2 hours between on readings and other work.
(Note: the exact time of the course will be set in August)
All participants in this cohort gain access to the TVW Learning Community, a supportive, collaborative space to continue your learning journey.
The Value Web has been at the forefront of delivering complex design and facilitation programmes for nearly two decades. You’ll be learning directly from experienced practitioners, supported by a network of advisors and guest speakers.
Jodi Engelberg uses models and methods to spur innovation and systems change with groups from every sector and on most continents. She designs and facilitates conversations that enable collaboration, deep relationships, and execution. Click for more >>
Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaboration. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. Click for more >>
Since 2000, Adrien Angliviel has facilitated hundreds of sessions across sectors and industries. His experience focuses on large to very large groups (20 to 500) For him, facilitation is about engaging all participants, weaving rich conversations, nurturing experience sharing and cross-learning.
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