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October 2017

Foundations of Facilitation: Core Module

16/10 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 16/10/17 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

This is the Core Module of our flagship programme Foundations of Facilitation. As the foundation of the Bright Green Learning Academy, this core module will help you strengthen your skills and competencies to better design and run collaborative processes, workshops and meetings. It should be completed by those who wish to attend other courses on the Foundations of Facilitation programme.

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Foundations of Facilitation: Focus on Self-Awareness, Ownership, Outcomes, and Dynamics

17/10 @ 9:00 - 18/10 @ 17:00
Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 800

This 2-day course is part of our Foundations of Facilitation series and goes well with the Foundations of Facilitation Core Module. This course consists of four half-day modules: The Self-Aware Facilitator, Fostering Ownership and Self Reliance in Collaborative Groups, Articulating Intelligent Outcomes, and Balancing Focus on Tasks AND Group Dynamics.

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Designing Team-Building Retreats (or “Advances”!) and Great Staff Meetings

20/10 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Would you like help designing a Team-Building Retreat (or “Advance”)? Would you like help designing Great Staff Meetings? In this session we consider what is specific to designing these events, and explore templates presenting a variety of design options. These are then customized, in-session.

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Practicing Facilitation and Participatory Methodologies

30/10 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 30/10/17 at 9:00am

One event on 16/01/18 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Have you read or heard about a number of facilitation approaches and methodologies that you find interesting and would like to try? Perhaps you’ve experienced them run by others and are keen to try and use them yourself? Or maybe you’d simply like to discover something new to add to your ‘toolbox’ to meet a specific need?

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Designing Interactive Webinars and Workshops AND Practice Using Online Interactivity Tools (NEW! Two-day format)

31/10 @ 9:00 - 01/11 @ 17:00
CHF 800

How can you make collaboration in virtual environments more interactive and outcome-oriented? How can you bring more energy and active participation to your online meetings? How do you keep one eye on process tasks and another on group dynamics when all you can see is your computer? These are a few of the many questions we address in this 2-day module, helping you overcome challenges nurturing collaboration online by thinking through how you can combine some readily available online technologies with the best of your collaborative process design skills, and a little creativity!

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November 2017

Foundations of Facilitation: Designing Powerful, Purposeful Questions (Questions as Interventions) (NEW! Full-day Course)

20/11 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

What are the impacts of the questions you ask? How can purposeful, carefully-crafted questions help you achieve your desired outcomes? And how can ill-thought-through questions really hinder a process? We believe that facilitating collaboration is all about asking great questions.

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Foundations of Facilitation: Guiding Participant Engagement and Encouraging Healthy Debate

21/11 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

This one-day course is a part of our Foundations of Facilitation series, it includes two half-day modules that focus on engagement and encouraging healthy debate. How well do you succeed in optimizing participant engagement throughout your collaborative processes? What can you do to guide and sustain participant engagement at optimal levels throughout a process? How do you make sure your desire for harmony doesn't skew the process when debate may be beneficial / necessary?

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Process and Agenda Design Clinic – Real-Time Feedback and Coaching on Agenda Designs

22/11 @ 9:00 - 12:30
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One event on 19/03/18 at 13:30

CHF 250

Would you like some one-to-one coaching and advice on the design of your upcoming workshop/meeting agenda? Bring your upcoming meeting/workshop/conference design to this session and receive real-time coaching and advice from the Academy trainers and fellow participants.

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Using Interactive, Experiential Learning Games in Meetings to Communicate Messages (and have fun)

24/11 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 24/11/17 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de Conference 1, Ferme du Manoir, Place du Chateau 2
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Do your workshops or meetings address or introduce complex subjects (from climate change to collaboration)? Are your participants incredibly diverse and need to better understand one another, break down barriers and work together in the future? Would you like your workshops and meetings to have more energy? These are some of the reasons that the integration of interactive, experiential games into a workshop or meeting can be beneficial.

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December 2017

Introduction to Systems Thinking Tools to Improve Your Strategies

04/12 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 04/12/17 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Does your work involve communicating dynamic and complex topics and inter-connections? Does it involve describing and encouraging people to expand their time frames from short term to longer term thinking, building scenarios for the future, and planning strategic actions that reduce gaps between what we want to happen and what will happen if nothing new is undertaken?

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January 2018

Practicing Facilitation and Participatory Methodologies

16/01/18 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 30/10/17 at 9:00am

One event on 16/01/18 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Have you read or heard about a number of facilitation approaches and methodologies that you find interesting and would like to try? Perhaps you’ve experienced them run by others and are keen to try and use them yourself? Or maybe you’d simply like to discover something new to add to your ‘toolbox’ to meet a specific need?

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Working With Large Groups: Designing Interactive Large-scale Workshops/ Conferences / Congresses

17/01/18 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 17/01/18 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 450

Would you like help designing Interactive Workshops at Large Conferences or Congresses? What works with really large groups? This module builds your skills to design processes for very large groups.

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February 2018

Foundations of Facilitation: Capturing Outputs, Synthesizing/Summarising, Clarifying the Facilitator’s Role, and Agenda Design Clinic

05/02/18 @ 9:00 - 06/02/18 @ 17:00
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One event on 05/02/18 at 9:00am

Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 800

This two-day course, part of our Foundations of Facilitation programme, consists of four modules: 1. Capturing Outputs from Workshops, Meetings and Processes, 2. Synthesizing and Summarizing Results in Workshops, 3. Clarifying the Facilitator's Role with Groups, and 4. Process and Agenda Design Clinic. (Note that the Core Module should be completed before attending this course.)

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Capturing Learning Throughout Collaborative Processes

07/02/18 @ 9:00 - 12:30
Ferme du Manoir – Salle de la Breteche – Nyon, Place du Chateau 1
Nyon, 1260 Switzerland
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CHF 250

So, what are the lessons learned? What is "reusable" in our learning and how can we capture it for re-use (by ourselves and others)? How can we reintegrate our learning into our process to strengthen it as we go forward?

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March 2018

Facilitating Work with Multi-cultural Groups

16/03/18 @ 9:00 - 17:00
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One event on 16/03/18 at 9:00am

CHF 450

Does your work involve convening and leading processes with highly diverse participants? Whether this diversity stems from cultural aspects, sectoral perspectives, organizational culture, language affinity, what department people sit in, or even just individual differences, there are a number of useful cross-cultural communication concepts and tools that can help build your own awareness, and strategies for working across cultures to make for productive processes.

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Designing Strategic Review and Planning Workshops

19/03/18 @ 9:00 - 12:30
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One event on 19/03/18 at 9:00am

CHF 250

Would you like help designing a Strategic Review and Planning Workshop (including in partnerships)? In this session we consider what is specific to designing these events, and explore templates presenting a variety of design options.

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Process and Agenda Design Clinic – Real-Time Feedback and Coaching on Agenda Designs

19/03/18 @ 13:30 - 17:00
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One event on 19/03/18 at 13:30

CHF 250

Would you like some one-to-one coaching and advice on the design of your upcoming workshop/meeting agenda? Bring your upcoming meeting/workshop/conference design to this session and receive real-time coaching and advice from the Academy trainers and fellow participants.

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Designing Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Processes

20/03/18 @ 9:00 - 12:30
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One event on 20/03/18 at 9:00am

CHF 250

Would you like help designing a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Process? In this session we consider what is specific to designing these events, and explore templates presenting a variety of design options.

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