Archive for April, 2015

Two special training opportunities

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 Foundations of facilitation

Bob Dick  is offering a great opportunity for people who wish to improve their facilitations skills. Something he does every year, this workshop is for anyone who seeks to improve their competency at facilitation. Dates are May 21 and 22 in Brisbane, Australia.

Bob assumes that all people have experience of group activities.  The workshop is designed to help you become more aware of what you already know, and add to the methods and processes you can use in group settings.

People who can benefit from the workshop include managers, group leaders in all settings, teachers and trainers, beginning facilitators, and the like.

Bob is among the world’s best designers of good process. He is a prolific author, and publisher of some of the best facilitative and change processes available. A thinker, facilitator, consultant and mentor to many; I have had the privilege of working with him and co-authoring some books.  This is an opportunity not to be missed. For more details follow this link.

Working with dysfunctional team dynamics

Steve Zuieback and Michael Grinder are conducting a very special workshop for those leaders who want to get clearer on when to manage a team and when to lead or facilitate. It is is designed for leaders, managers and supervisors who find themself in challenging group and team settings. Perhaps they have inherited a team with dysfunctional dynamics or perhaps are themselves perceived by others to be a source of this dysfunction.

The workshop is being held on June 18 and 19 in Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Steve Zuieback is one of the best trainers in facilitation skills I have ever worked with and Michael is a master of precision communication. This is the first time ever they have worked together and it is an opportunity not to be missed. For more information about this special event follow this link.

Tim Dalmau

 

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Interpreting your observations

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To be an effective observer of the human condition we walk a fine line. On the one hand, observation without interpretation is useless; yet on the other hand, interpretation without verifiable evidence is dangerous. When we observe a situation or interaction, our mind naturally interprets it based on the model of communication with which we are familiar

It is more useful to consider three interpretations for a given situation. Read More…

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Survive or thrive: Strategies for chaotic, turbulent and disruptive times

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Download a thought-provoking paper. Jill Tideman has written about  the nature of the impact of chaos, turbulence and disruption in the business environment. She suggests five really practical ways that leaders and organizations can position themselves adapt to, and be resilient in the face of this.

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Spontaneity characterizes Dionysian organizations

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In June 2014 Newsletter I introduced the work that Bernie Neville and I did on the Greek gods as archetypes for understanding the unconscious patterns of behavior that occur in organizations. The gods and goddess provide a window on different organizations you might know, work in, or recognize. Since then I have presented the archetypal Zeus, Hera,  Apollo and Aphrodite organizations.

The archetype god examined this month, is the unconventional Dionysos.

In Greek mythology, the god Dionysos came to personify impulse and ecstasy. His presence is felt in drunkenness as well as in religious experience. He is the god of the flow of life, the god of the sprouting seed, the god of feeling, of joy, of tragedy, of spontaneity, of newness, of creativity, of growth. He is the god of becoming fully oneself. He is also the god of fragmentation, of uncontrollable emotions, of tearing apart and devouring. Read More…

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Keep in Touch

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This is to let you know that Dalmau Consulting has a Facebook page.  Go and ‘ like it’ to stay abreast of news and events.

 

We put news and updates there more frequently than on our website, as well as general links to information of interest to leaders and managers.

 

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Foundations of facilitation: Brisbane, May 21 – 22, 2015

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Bob Dick  is offering a great opportunity for people who wish to improve their facilitations skills. Something he does every year, this workshop is for anyone who seeks to improve their competency at facilitation. It will occurring on May 21 and 22.

This is a workshop for people who wish to improve their skills at facilitating group discussion, decision making, problem solving and other activities.  It is for people who work with adults, teenagers or children in group settings.

We assume that all people have experience of group activities.  The workshop is designed to help you become more aware of what you already know, and add to the methods and processes you can use in group settings.

People who can benefit from the workshop include managers, group leaders in all settings, teachers and trainers, beginning facilitators, and the like.

Bob is among the world’s best designers of good process. He is a prolific author, and publisher of some of the best facilitative and change processes available. A thinker, facilitator, consultant and mentor to many; I have had the privilege of working with him and co-authoring some books.  This is an opportunity not to be missed.

For more details follow this link.

 

Tim Dalmau

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