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TELE-COURSE D:

DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS

(SOCIOCRACY - DYNAMIC GOVERNANCE)

This 10-hour course teaches a very effective form of joint policy-making which enables groups to look at issues from multiple perspectives and tapping into collective wisdom, as well as how to run better more efficient meetings which are fun and effective. The consists of ten 1-hour modules on the phone:

D: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

  • D-1: COLLABORATIVE PROPOSALS
    • D-11: Forming a full picture of an issue
    • D-12: Jointly forming proposals
    • D-13: Selecting from multiple options
    • D-14: Reviewing proposal to consent
    • D-15: Creating dynamism in decisions
  • D-2: EFFECTIVE CIRCLE MEETINGS
    • D-21: Opening a circle meeting
    • D-22: Closing a circle meeting
    • D-23: Preparing a circle meeting
    • D-24: Concluding a meeting
    • D-25: Trouble-shooting in meetings
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    You will share some workplace experience with others related to collaborative policy-making, learn several skills to run better meetings, as well as practice these so that you can apply what you have learned in your workplace. The course is for those seeking a better way of teams tackling challenges and a more efficient way of running meetings which really mean something to all involved.

    For the latest course and module dates please refer to the Master Schedule page. To register and pay for any course or module please go to the Registration page.



    DESCRIPTION OF EACH MODULE

    D-1:   COLLABORATIVE PROPOSALS

    D-11:  FORMING A FULL PICTURE OF AN ISSUE

    Facilitating the process for group to form a comprehensive picture of a problem, viewed from various perspectives, in order to find a solution easily:

    • brainstorm popcorn
    • eliciting
    • using cards
    • grouping & prioritising
    • consenting completeness
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    D-12:   JOINTLY FORMING PROPOSALS

    Facilitating a group in order to generate and shape proposals from a full picture of the issues. This includes:

    • generating ideas
    • reshaping into tuners
    • regrouping
    • putting forward proposals
    • confirming that all aspects have been considered
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    D-13:  SELECTING FROM MULITIPLE OPTIONS

    Applying the unique open process of electing roles to choosing from multiple options. It is also an opportunity to consolidate and practice of the technique more, specifically:

    • open ballots
    • sharing reasons
    • inviting changes
    • open discussion and
    • consent round
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    D-14:  REVIEWING PROPOSAL TO CONSENT

    Consolidation workshop - opportunity for more practice of facilitating consent decision-making, including managing concerns and objections, and kneading improved solutions.

    This workshop is opportunity to consolidate and practice more the whole collaborative decision-making process from proposal to consent.

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    D-15:  CREATING DYNAMISM IN DECISIONS

    Reviewing importance of all decisions being dynamic, open to periodic review or impromptu challenge. Specifically we will explore:

    • how to do periodic review
    • revisiting implemented proposals
    • checking for key issues
    • measuring to decide
    • celebrating mistakes to learn from
    • role improvement feedback
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    D-2:   EFFECTIVE CIRCLE MEETINGS

    D-21:   OPENING A CIRCLE MEETING

    Opening a meetings in such a manner as to render them more effective

    • opening with check-in
    • doing administration (roles, logistics, consenting to previous meetings, checking agenda, consenting to agenda
    • lead-in to main items
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    D-22:  CLOSING A CIRCLE MEETING

    Exploring how to close a meeting to ensure its effectiveness is maintained. Specifically you will learn:

    • closing last agenda item
    • checking for AOBs
    • confirming decisions and records
    • final round for all to evaluate
    • how meeting effective, feedback to improve
    • closure
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    D-23:  PREPARING A CIRCLE MEETING

    Preparing a meeting to ensure it can be run as effectively and smoothly as possible. This involves a secretary, team leader and facilitator deciding:

    • agenda (understanding each item)
    • item sequence
    • desired outcome for each item
    • time allocation
    • distribution of agenda and
    • background documents
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    D-24:   CONCLUDING A MEETING (MINUTES, ACTIONS)

    Exploring what is required after a meeting to ensure the consented decisions are acted upon appropriately and in a timely way. This includes:

    • good record of decisions taken in minutes
    • actions to be taken
    • learning points for future meetings
    • minutes given and consent
    • announcements and/or actions
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    D-25:  TROUBLE-SHOOTING IN MEETINGS

    Examining what to do when things go wrong in meetings, a kind of facilitator's meeting trouble-shooting guide. This includes:

    • reviews all the things that can go wrong
    • understanding the reasons
    • how to handle
    • circle vs operations meetings
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    Prerequisite --> C. Collaborative Decision-making

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    Course Style / Who for:

    The ten modules collectively form part of this course, but can also each be taken independently. All modules are interactive group teleconference sessions of 1 hour each. They involve peer discussion or practice in small groups (over the phone).

    The workshop series and modules are for leaders, managers, executives, workers or personnel in corporations, governement, health, academia, and entreprises; or for consultants, coaches, trainers, faculty and specialists in any organisation who are seeking the relevant expertise or insight.

    The workshops are highly interactive, requiring substantial degree of oral input, discussion and practice from participants in break out groups, either to share experiences from your workplace or practice specific skills being learned. You may also be asked to consider and share with others how you might apply what you are learning to your workplace. These modules are not suitable for simply listening in, maximum benefit from these workshops will only be gained by full participation. Some supplementary visual support online may be offered, but this is optional and online access is not required during the call.


    About the complete Course D:

    This course consists of the 10 modules. Each module is self-contained, so could also be taken as a stand-alone without taking the whole course, though this is only offered on demand. If you take the whole course, however, there is a discount (see Voucher page) on what you would otherwise pay as 10 separate modules. When registering please enter the starting date of the first module D-11.


    As a prerequisite to this course you will need to have completed course C Collaborative Decision-making introducing the fundamentals skills in dynamic co-governance.


    If you have any question or would like to discuss anything raised, please give us a call or send us an email.
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