How do we create the conditions for generative collaboration? We are always in relationship with our environment, one another, and ourselves. The choice is ours, however, whether to be or not to be in conscious relationship - especially when it gets tough. This art of staying in relationship is the foundation of creating generative fields. Good collaboration builds on these fields of strong relationships.
It’s time to look behind the scenes at what it takes to collaborate effectively: What are the qualities and conditions that enable a successful collaboration? Never has our collective efforts been more necessary: while each of us have a responsibility to develop our individual personality and skills, we know that our visions of the future will only be realised as a team, a group, a people.
The purpose of this workshop is to build our shared capacity to collaborate more effectively and with more powerful results. We will explore and deepen the elements of Groundwork practice through a framework called the Foundations of Powerful Collaboration. We apply this to the projects and initiatives that each participant is already working with. Using the framework, we will explore principles, practices and tools that can support us in practising Groundwork more consciously.
What will you get out of the Training? By participating in this training you will be introduced to the core elements of Groundwork practice. Groundwork is both a personal and collective practice which can be integrated and applied to any aspect of life. In particular, the training will explore:
● How do we build a solid foundation for powerful collaboration? ● How could we practice more harmonious ways of organising ourselves, each other and the work that matters? ● How do we invite others in a humane, real and artful way? ● How do we create inspired and connected teams committed to creating meaningful impact? ● How do we create structures that reflect and support the deeper purpose of the need and purpose we are serving? ● Where has this worked before, and what are good stories of application that can inspire and strengthen our work?
Who Should Come? This training is specifically designed for people working in teams that are interested in working more with process, participation and engagement. We encourage teams to attend together and to bring a concrete project which can be used as a focus for the practice. Groundwork is for you, if you :
● Have an idea or goal you want to achieve ● Work within Government or Business ● Serve on a Board of Directors ● Work or volunteer with nonprofit or grassroots organisations ● Work with Social Enterprise ● Are an Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur ● Need to grow connections with people in similar questions
Practical Information Team: James Ede and Rowan Simonsen and Toke Møller
Team Package (€1500): 3 people from same organisation (each additional €500)
Early Bird (€550) - Available for payments received before March 9th, 2018
Scholarship - Available by application only: If finances are a barrier...don’t hesitate to contact us, limited number of scholarships are available.
Dates: 8th May 2018, 9am - 9th May 2018, 5pm
Venue: Hotel Altstadt, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna (https://www.altstadt.at/en/) This training is non-residential. Please provide for your own accommodation.