If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

– Jim Rohn

FACILITATOR & INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS

Growing a network of highly skilled facilitators in the LDD method is at the core of what we do.

Many people that come to LDD do so because they have experienced, first hand, the lasting impact it has had on themselves and those around them. For facilitators, the LDD method enhances their practice by growing their understanding of group dynamics, enhancing their skills and providing new tools.

Our mission has always been to spread this work because we know the powerful effects it has on people. While it may seem ambitious, we truly believe that it can contribute to meaningful change in society. Our facilitators are the means to achieve this.

 

AS A FACILITATOR ARE YOU 

  • Trying to bring more voices into the conversation? 
  • Concerned about how to deal with the tension and conflict that arises when there are strongly divergent views and voices in the group? 
  • Wanting true ‘buy-in’ to decisions? 
  • Looking for ways to ensure implementation of plans? 
  • Struggling with being attacked as a facilitator? 
  • Challenged by discussions where there are sensitive issues of diversity?
  • Find yourself favouring one party over another?
  • Looking for ways to ensure implementation of plans?
  • Struggling with being attacked as a facilitator?

  • Challenged by discussions where there are sensitive issues of diversity?

  • Do you find yourself favouring one party over another?

 

If you want to develop your facilitation skills to enhance participation, deepen conversations, develop your diagnostic capabilities, strengthen your skills, build teamwork and become part of a supportive community of experienced facilitators, apply for one of our two facilitation pathways: 

ACCREDITED & LICENSED FACILITATOR

OVERVIEW & LEARNING PATHWAY

The Accredited Facilitator Program (AFP) is a competency-based learning program ensuring participants gain high levels of mastery as group facilitators. We recognise that every facilitator has the need for professional support to anchor learning, reflect on practice and support personal growth. On completion of the AFP you become a licensed LDD Facilitator. This includes monthly supervision in small groups with an Elder of the community.

THE ACCREDITED FACILITATOR PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR THOSE WANTING TO: 

  • Gain formal accreditation as a facilitator who is competent and skilled in the tools and theory of Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD)
  • Receive regular support and supervision for facilitators, ensuring their ongoing professional development

  • Gain the confidence and ability to work with individuals and groups where issues are polarised and there are high levels of tension
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    • PRE-REQUISITES FOR BEING ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM:

      • Complete the I-Know-Me (IKM) assessment
      • Completed ONE of the following pathways:

          Pathway 1: Lewis Deep Democracy Level 1 and Level 2

          Pathway 2: CoResolve 2-day Leadership Program plus additional training providing experiential knowledge and understanding of the Soft Shoe Shuffle and The Argument

         

      PHASE 1

      Assessment and identification of priority learning areas. 

      PHASE 2

      Learning the LDD Facilitator competencies through 3 x 90-minute online group teaching sessions

      PHASE 3

      Observe or co-facilitate a group process of 3 – 4 hours with an AFP Instructor

      PHASE 4

      Accreditation process. Facilitate a group process for approximately 3 – 4 hours with an in-room AFP Instructor observing, followed by Meta supervision

      PHASE 5

      Facilitator License & Supervision Agreement with Deep Democracy (Pty) Ltd.

      COMPETANCIES: 

      • Prepare and manage group processes
      • Check-in
      • Soft Shoe Shuffle / Dynamic Dialogue

       

      • Edges, Cycling and Polarities
      • Climate Report
      • The Debate
      • The Argument

       

      • Check-out
      • Neutrality Metaskill
      • Role Mapping 

      NEXT STEPS

      COMPLETED ONE OF THE PRE-REQUISITE PATHWAYS?

      If you still need to complete part of the learning pathways you can find the pre-requisite courses near you.

      COMPLETED YOUR IKM?

      If you still need to complete your I-Know-Me (IKM) assessment you can purchase it from the LDD shop.

      SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

      Once you have completed ONE of the pre-requisite pathways and the IKM you may apply for the Accredited Facilitation Program.

      DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

      If you need more information before you apply please send us your questions.