Please join us for a special training run by experienced social communications researcher and strategist, Gerald Frape!
This training is intended to provide us with extra learning as facilitators. While we definitely encourage new facilitators to come along, it will be especially beneficial to our more experienced facilitators, to give you a more in-depth knowledge to work within!
This dialogic workshop will improve your moderation of gatherings.
Areas to be covered in the workshop include:
Useful communication models
Using Sensemaking techniques to discover what climate change means to people, the sense they make of it, and how to moderate a conversation around what’s meaningful to the attendees (rather than the facilitator).
Using the Stages of Change model to identify the stage of change that attendees are at so that your facilitation of the group discussion is more meaningful to them.
Group moderation techniques
Universality of group discussions
Hierarchic integration process in groups
Retrospective and reflective questions
Non-verbal signs, body language, silence, pausing
Attentiveness, ‘sophisticated naive’ position and internal responses of facilitator
Managing dominators, passives, facilitator allies, ‘experts’ and ‘critics’
Summing up the discussion to group satisfaction
Answering specific questions, issues and questions raised outside the facilitator’s knowledge
About Gerald Frape
Gerald has over 35 years experience in designing social cause communication strategies for state and federal governments, the World Health Organisation and a range of non-government and community organisations.
He has directed large scale media campaigns for anti-smoking and AIDS prevention and conducted communications research for the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Greenpeace Australia, Oxfam Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Dalai Lama’s Australian Tour.
Gerald previously taught Masters units on communicating about social and environmental issues at Macquarie University, University of New South Wales Media and Arts School, the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW and was a Senior Associate of the RMIT Community Advocacy Unit. He regularly conducts pro bono training of social cause groups in South India in developing communication strategies for a diverse range of issues and is currently writing a manual on communicating about social causes.
Arrive from 6 for a 6:30 start. The training will run for 2hrs. Nibbles provided.
Please RSVP as soon as possible - we look forward to seeing you all there!
454 Smith St
Collingwood, Vic 3066
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