What is it?
SYSTEMATIC FACILITATION is a set of tools and techniques intended to transform the culture of teams and organizations through:
- Improved group processes.
- Increased motivation, remaining committed to the strategic vision and objectives.
- Assigning the best place to every part of the system.
- Providing safe spaces that lead to healthy group processes.
- Higher quality relationships.
- Including every part of the system, embracing the potential of different things.
What is it for?
- Identifying the situation and the needs of a group.
- Designing and leading conferences, meetings, committees, investigations, organizational changes, strategic planning.
- Maximizing participation in the sense of belonging, motivation and commitment.
- Managing interventions and complex situations within a team.
- Being a leader/facilitator.
How do we do it?
The methodology is experience based. The group formed by each module’s participants comprises the first system that we will work with. To put it another way, your classmates will act as your proving ground. The learning flow in each topic or subject relies on the use of three phases.
Context: The next topic is introduced and the required context is defined by the instructors.
Exercise: The rules for the next exercise are defined, the groups are created and the exercise begins, supervised by the instructors.
Debate and discussion: The lessons, problems and successes learned by the participants when putting the theory into practice are shared with the group, and the instructors use individual learning to provide the theory required to convey individual lessons to the subject being taught to the group.
Tools of Systematic Facilitation
Introduction to the potential of Systematic Facilitation through simple and effective tools that allow us to create a dialogue with every part of the system.
Basic systematic spaces (I): Lines.
Timeline: The history of the organization.
Basic systematic spaces (II): A line as a division.
Division and integration of spaces, positions or concepts.
Separation and route of temporal space.
Basic systematic spaces (III): The Matrix
Dragon Dreaming, SWOT, Processes of change...
Basic systematic spaces (IV): The triangle.
The value triangle
Basic systematic spaces (V): Creating and dissolving spaces with intention.
Complex structures for drawing information.
Skills of a systematic facilitator.
Discovering the skills needed to be the best systematic facilitator you can be requires taking an honest, in-depth look at your principles as a facilitator in order to deal with whatever comes up in each session.
- What the facilitator does
- What are your principles as a facilitator?
- The challenges.
- The priority.
- The feedback.
- Internal and external critiques.
- Ability to go with the flow.
- Resilience in the face of new situations.
Create spaces where you can: make the best decisions for the systems and each of its parts, have psychologically safe spaces, investigate creatively and compile a list of the lessons learned.
- 3 days.
- Tools for collective wisdom in large groups.
- Phases of meetings.
- Operating system.
- When we meet.
- For what purpose.
- Communications before, during and after.
The Essence of Systematic Facilitation.
Essence and limits, basic rules and concepts we must integrate as systematic facilitators in order to enjoy the movement as the basis of this methodology.
- 3 days.
- Introduction to systematic facilitation.
- Where SFO is involved.
- How SFO is involved.
- Limits of SFO.
- Theories that inspire SFO.
- Basic concepts.
- Person, process and content triangle.
- The model for group effectiveness.
- Spaces to keep in mind.
- Phases of a project.
- Power, Status, Range.
Appreciate the latent energy in conflicts, transform it and accompany clients on the road to the best solution they can implement at that moment. To return to their place those things that keep us from being the best we can be and to be strong where it counts.
- Systematic transformation.
- Field vs system.
- Systematic thinking.
- Organizational systematic facilitation.
- Setting up the system.
- Phenomenological work.
- Representative perception.
- The atmosphere.
- The look.
- Developing an organizational configuration.
- Managing and transforming conflicts.
- De-identifying roles.
- Deep democracy in a safe space.
- Systematic dynamics typical in organizations.