22-23 October 2022, 15:00 – 20:30 UTC, 3 sessions per day
Quick reference for other time zones:
08:00 – 13:30 Los Angeles (PDT) / 11:00 – 16:30 New York (EDT) / 16:00 – 21:30 London (BST) / 17:00 – 22:30 Paris (CEST) / 20:30 – 02:00 Mumbai (IST) / 04:00 – 9:30 Wellington (NZDT)
Is it possible to make group decisions that everyone feels good about? How do you find solutions that accommodate conflicting opinions? What if some people oppose the proposed solution?
The Convergent Facilitation (CF) Intensive offers a comprehensive introduction to collaborative decision making. We invite you to learn how to effectively arrive at group decisions that everyone can accept as their own. The skills you acquire can help you with group decisions at home, in your work, and in your communities.
If you would like to learn more about the history and applications of this process before attending the workshop, you can explore the Convergent Facilitation website.
We are sharing our requests and recommendations to support you in deciding how to attend to your needs and ours. These are not requirements, and we welcome your presence however you choose to join us.
This intensive is being offered within a gift economy model to support more financial equity and help move our society toward a needs-based distribution of resources. We estimate it will take an average of $210 per person to make this course financially sustainable for everyone who is organizing and delivering it (to cover enough of our living expenses to be able to do this work).
We invite you to contribute an amount that feels generous and financially sustainable for you. If you are not able to contribute any amount, please choose zero. If you are able to contribute more, please consider covering the cost for one or more participants who cannot contribute. We may postpone or cancel the workshop if we don’t receive sufficient contributions.
Magda: My passion is supporting people in mutual understanding and working out solutions that work for everyone through integration of different perspectives. There is no such subject in school. Consciously I have learnt these skills since 2008, when I got to know Nonviolent Communication (NVC). My 3 areas of focus are: supporting people in conflict, collaborative decision making and needs-based resource sharing. I offer coaching sessions, mediations, workshops and facilitate meetings. I live in Warsaw, Poland. I’m a parent of young kids. I enjoy meeting and working with people from all over the world and being active outside in nature. I hold a PhD in geography. www.strefaporozumienia.pl
Roni: I advocate for personal empowerment and social change through coaching, teaching, consulting, and activism. I enjoy sharing my passion and insights in diverse settings and scales, from small groups to large organizations. My life journey includes two decades of consulting focused on transforming collaboration practices, extensive work in technology projects and design, and an interdisciplinary degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Gender Studies. I offer fun and interactive workshops on topics ranging from process improvement and project planning to nonviolence, relationships, and sexual health. At other times, I may be found on the dance floor, at the beach, cuddling, playing games, engaging in deep conversations, writing an unpublished blog, and plotting global liberation. www.sundragonrising.com
Some people have shared with us that participating in these courses multiple times helps to deepen their understanding. If this may be true for you, you are welcome to join. Otherwise, we invite you to explore other options like advanced CF offerings and coaching calls.
Recordings are usually available within one week after the intensive. We understand that some people want to review the content sooner and we want to give our editors some time to complete the work and check for issues.
After you register, you will receive access to the classroom hosted by NVC Academy. We post all course information and materials in the classroom. You can also use it to connect with other participants.
You can gift money to support the Convergent Facilitation learning community, even if you don’t attend this particular offering. If you want to contribute your time or services, please consider joining our support team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of what you want to offer or any questions.
If you want to specifically support Roni’s offerings, visit their support page.