It can be said that building, growing and managing relationships is one of the key leadership practices of our times. How we relate to others, help our people and partners come together with shared purpose and process, our ability to ‘hold’ a team together through difficult, complex and challenging situations and help them navigate through to a better place - these are some practices that form the art of facilitation.
Skills for Leading teams (Facilitation & Dialogue) is about developing this art. The course looks at some of the underpinning processes around how people work together. Drawing on a mix of theories, philosophies and lived examples, with a focus on group psychodynamics and critical leadership studies.
Ambleside, the location of the 3 day residential (28-30 June 2017), has a rich heritage of cutting edge educational starting with Charlotte Mason and Harriet Martineau’s influential writing and actions in the 19th century, continuing through the 20th century with teacher training and on to outdoor experiential and post-experiential pedagogies of today. Our practice on the course reflects the Ambleside way, working with experiential intercultural learning processes and seating itself firmly in the stunning cultural landscape of the Lake District.
Skills for Leading Teams (Facilitation & Dialogue) can be taken as a standalone course with successful participants gaining a Certificate of Achievement.
The module also forms part of the forthcoming MA in Sustainable Leadership Development. If you wish to gain academic credits (20 credits at Level 7) take the course and add submit a portfolio of work for assessment before September 2017.
Note: the MASLD will officially start in September 2017, hence credits gained on the Facilitation & Dialogue module can be added to this after this date.