This seminar: This five day workshop will focus on
Group Facilitation Training. We will explore in depth
the range of skills that Process Work has to offer group facilitators.
Facilitating a group is a challenging process which requires deep perception,
awareness and skill. When a group of people meet, they bring divergent
interests, values and perceptions to the meeting, making the process
of interaction dynamic and complex. Sometimes this diversity is expressed
verbally, at other times it is more subtle and felt in the non verbal
behavior, attitudes and mood of the meeting. Facilitating effectively
requires a sensitivity to the multitude of experience in the group and
a support of this diversity. When this depth of facilitation occurs,
the group becomes a powerful meeting place where the richness of values,
culture and perceptions can meet, interact and learn from each other.
What we will cover: This workshop will be an intensive
training in Process Work group facilitation. In the workshop we will
cover in depth the various stages of group facilitation. We will learn
skills in atmosphere work, sorting and consensus, role theory, edge
work and working with hot spots, integration work, and rank and power
issues in groups. Throughout these processes we will be mindful of our
personal development as facilitators, encouraging the 'metaskills' deep
democracy, awareness and fluidity. This is a hands on experiential workshop.
Participants will be fully immersed in Process work skills and their
applications and will be provided with a toolkit which can be applied
in a wide range of group facilitation settings.
• Engage in activities to improve
• To learn about the core concepts
in group facilitation.
• To increase personal awareness
and thereby enrich facilitation
• To develop skills in working with
complex facilitation moments such as
violence and personal criticism of the facilitator.
• To gain an understanding of the
concepts of Process Work.
More on Process work: Process Work is a cross-disciplinary
approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in
the 1970s and 1980s in Zurich, Switzerland. Process Work, also known
as Process-Oriented Psychology, offers new ways of working with areas
of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms,
relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached
with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital
for personal and collective growth.
With its roots in Jungian psychology and physics, Process
Work believes that the solution to problems is often contained within
the disturbances themselves. Process Work provides a practical framework
through which individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations
can connect with greater effectiveness and creativity. Process Work
adopts a sense of deep democracy whereby each aspect of ourselves is
seen to be meaningful and important and offers valuable information
for us when explored and unfolded. Similarly within an organization,
each member holds important and vital contribution to the group's well-being
More on the facilitator: Dr. Stephen Schuitevoerder
is an international consultant, lecturer and facilitator based in Portland,
Oregon. Stephen presents seminars, lectures and workshops throughout
the world including South Africa, Australia, Russia, South America,
Mexico, the United States and now in Japan. He works with diversity
issues, team building, executive development and organizational conflict
and has facilitated small and large group processes in a wide range
of settings. Stephen is on the faculty of the Process Work Center of
Portland and was the Executive Director of this school for 9 years.
He teaches Process Work both in the United States and internationally
and has collaborated to develop training programs in Process Work in
a number of countries including South Africa. He has a private practice
in Portland, Oregon and consults with individuals and executives throughout
Minimum: 15; Maximum: 25
The workshop will be conducted in English.
Location: The workshop will be held in a Conference
Room inside of a residential compound in Minami-Aoyama.
Address: 5-4-22 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Directions: The compound has a two-tone gray and white
brick wall with a dark green gate. You may enter through the pedestrian
gate on the right. You will need a combination to open the gate. We
will give participants this combination by email later. For detailed
directions, please go to http://tokyoroom.atspace.com/directions.htm
and copy the relevant information. Click on the pictures of the Conference
Room so you can see the compound from the street looking in and from
inside the compound looking out to the street. To print a map, go to
The map shows two Guest Room locations. The one you want is Minami-Aoyama
Guest Room, NOT Reisekiso Guest Room.
From Omotesando station, the Compound is a 5-10 minute walk or a minimum
taxi fare (about 660 JPY).
Call Cathy Bernatt's mobile phone: 090-4244-8559 if you are lost!
Dates: The workshop will begin on July 13 and finish
July 17, 2006.
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day (1 hr. lunch break)
Tuition: The fee per person for the complete 5-day
workshop will be 120,000 JPY. The fee includes beverages during the
workshop, and the 5-day workshop itself. Lunches each day will be independent.
Selection of participants: In certain circumstances,
workshop presenters may seek further information from applicants to
help clarify their readiness for the level at which the workshop will
Refunds and withdrawals: If participants withdraw within
2 weeks of the first day of the workshop, 10% of the full fee will be
retained by the organizers. For participants who withdraw after that
date and before the workshop start date, the organizers reserve the
right to retain 50% of the full fee. If a participant fails to notify
his or her withdrawal and does not attend, or if the participant withdraws
at any time during the workshop, 90% of the full fee will be retained.
Payment and enrollment: Full payment of the tuition
is required before June 30, 2006. If any participants enroll after the
workshop is full they will have their fees fully refunded. Participants
will be accepted in the order of their applications being received,
up to a maximum of 20.
Please complete the registration
form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax the form to 03-5211-0473. Each participant is requested to fill
out a registration form. (Whilst expressions of interest and queries
are welcomed, no formal enrollments will be taken without payment.)
By June 23, 2006, please send registration fee of 30,000
yen to the following bank account: Bank Name: Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank,
Branch: Ichigaya; Account number: 1277196; Account name: Cathy Bernatt.
Registration is NOT complete until you send the registration
fee. Please note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Send the remainder of the participation fee (90,000
yen) by June 30, 2006. If we do not receive your fee by that date, we
may give your place to someone on the waiting list. Upon completion
of payment, we will send you the full details.