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Facilitation practice – everything at once! (5 weekly sessions)

29/08/2023 @ 12:00 14:00 EDT

facilitation practice - - Sociocracy For All


This is the right class for you if you want to be that weathered facilitator that sees a way forward, no matter what happens. You want to be the person who brings loving clarity to the group work while actively inviting all voices in. Your vision is that everyone feels safe, heard, held, and empowered in your meetings. This class is geared towards people who have already done our facilitation training (or a comparable experience level) and want to improve their facilitation dramatically. We expect you know how to run picture forming and proposal shaping, you know how to run a consent process, and you know how to do a selection process.

Now it’s time to highlight and master all the stuff in between: when people object and it’s not easy to address their objection, or if it’s not clear what their objection is. When there are too many options on the table and everyone feels overwhelmed. When you’re under time pressure and you need to find common ground fast.Topics

  • Integrating objections
  • Drama triangle – and how to facilitate when things are difficult
  • How to stay on topic and what to do with competing directions of a meeting
  • delegating work, taking shortcuts, special selection processes


0:00-0:15 Welcome & explaining the scenarios of the day
  0:15-0:45 Small groups Scenario 1
  0:45-1:15 Small groups Scenario 2
  1:15-1:45 Small groups Scenario 3
  1:45-2:00 Debrief and closing  

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This class consists of FIVE weekly 2h-sessions starting on Aug 29 – Aug 29, Sept 5, Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26


Master of the meanest – and most realistic – scenarios: Ted Rau. Ted Rau

Ted is one of the co-founders of Sociocracy For All and has been teaching and consulting in sociocracy for many years, in particular around facilitation. About Ted


Regular pricing: $150 per person. We ask that when an organization pays for your ticket, you opt for the professional pricing level of $250.
  • Scholarships: If your financial situation is keeping you from taking this class, please send a short paragraph describing your need to [email protected]. You can request 30%, 60% or 100% off. Note that it’s rare that we give big scholarships to people in countries with high cost of living. Read our social justice statement
  • Group discounts. Bring a friend! If you’d like to take this class with someone else, you can receive a discount code to sign up for 30% discount each. (For three or more people.) Request a group discount code: [email protected]. SoFA members and SoFA Academy students receive full scholarships. (Ask if you don’t know the code!)


As stated above, we expect that everyone who signs up has experience with rounds, consent, objections, basic structure (i.e. you know what a General Circle or a Helping Circle is), and has seen a selection process in action. Please take our assessment quiz if you’re unsure. This class is hard! If you don’t have enough experience, this class is going to be uncomfortable and overwhelming. Please attend at least 3 of the below modules (or something with equivalent content) before signing up for this class.


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12:00 – 14:00 EDT EDT
$150.00 – $250.00
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