Transition Tools Workshops

These workshops are focusing on the social tools we all need to build strong and resilient communities, act collectively and unleash our collective wisdom.

Often, projects fail because of the human factor, although we have great tools to work together in ways that bring out everyone’s potential and makes us work together for the benefit of all.

As the Transition Tools workshops are built in a modular fashion, you can sign up to the workshops individually (€100/day/participant) or benefit from the entire system as one single training block (€250/participant for the entire 15 hours of training, of which 9 hours of class, plus a recommended and assessed 6 hours self-directed project documentation). People signing up for the training block will receive a Transition Tools Certificate at completion of the full hours of training and the self-directed project. CELL’s Terms and Conditions can be found here.

All workshops will be held in English. If you are interested in French workshops, please drop us a line.

Great Groups (Saturday 28.10.2017 14:00-17:00, CELL Beckerich)

Learning Objective: In this workshop, we will get to know and practice the art of facilitation together.
Focus Questions: How to lead groups successfully? How to facilitate artfully? How to change leadership to be as participatory as possible?
Issue: You’ve got an idea for a project and a few people from your town are on board already. The first few meetings are daunting for you to organise because you feel everyone is having very good intentions and is very committed, but together, as a group, it’s a bit of a challenge. How to get out of this dynamic?

Making Decisions Together (Saturday 27.01.2018 14:00-17:00, CELL Beckerich)

Learning Objective: In this workshop, we will get to know and practice how to make decisions in a group in a participatory and effective way.
Focus Questions: How to make decisions in a way that keeps everyone on board, but does not paralyse the group?
Issue: You might have experienced this. Groups often make decision in an ad-hoc fashion, according to the status of people in the group and their power within it. This often leads to frustration that some people are never heard and listened to. On the other extreme, if a group exists with a consensus decision-making process, often decisions cannot be made because one or more people are opposing the decision. We will focus on how to move away from this dilemma by applying processes that include everyone.

Tools for Collaboration and Communication (Saturday 03.02.2018 14:00-17:00, CELL Beckerich)

Learning Objective: In this workshop, we will get to know and practice how to collaborate and communicate well in a volunteer group.
Focus Questions: How can we work together effectively in ways that bring out everyone’s talents and potential and minimize miscommunication and conflict?
Issue: In volunteer groups, people have differing skills and ways of communicating. If we do not learn to get along with our diversity using tools that enhance our team effectiveness and our collaboration, we will have a hard time making our projects thrive in the medium and long term.

To register, please fill in this booking form: Sign up form link.

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