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Group Facilitation Methods ONLINE (GFO)

VFC is now offering this Course to learn Facilitation online in partnership with ICA Associates in Canada.

ToP GROUP FACILITATION METHODSthe online course

Group Facilitation, ICA's foundational course on ToP facilitation, is now offered online. You can participate in this course from anywhere in the world with high-speed internet access. We use an interactive online environment with built-in audio that enables full participation. The course consists of 2 modules.

Module 1 – The Focused Conversation Method

Module 2 – The Consensus Workshop Method

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Each module is made up of three 120-minute online sessions and 2 ½ hours of participant preparation, reading and application exercises. The 3 sessions are scheduled within one week, on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. An e-book is provided for each module — Art of Focused Conversation and The Workshop Book. A course manual and worksheets are also provided.
Your commitment:

Introducing Blackboard – Participate in an hour-long introduction session before the course begins to be familiar with the technology.

All sessions – A commitment to full time participation in all the online sessions and the homework exercises. Real Practice – You will need to secure the commitment of at least 3 people willing to be participants in a live, one-hour, face-to-face practice session, Wednesday or Thursday between the second and third session of each module.

 Technical Requirements

  • High-speed internet access
  • A USB computer headset with a microphone
  •  Java – the most recent version
  • PowerPoint
  • Access to tech support.

We can schedule an online GFM course for any group of 6-12 people at a convenient time and cost. Please contact Jo at jnelson@ica-associates.ca to make arrangements.  

 2017 Schedule

April 2017
Introduction Session – – –  Fri Apr 21 – – –  1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Module 1 – Focused Conversation Method – – – Mon Apr 24, Tues Apr 25  and Fri Apr 28 – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Module 2 – Consensus Workshop Method – – –  Mon May 1, Tues May 2 and  Fri May 5  – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

August 2017
Introduction Session – – –  Fri Aug 11 – – –  1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Module 1 – Focused Conversation Method – – – Mon Aug 14, Tues Aug 15 and Fri Aug 18 – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Module 2 – Consensus Workshop Method – – –  Mon Aug 21, Tues Aug 22 and Fri Aug 25 – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Oct 2017
Introduction Session – – –  Fri Oct 27 – – –  1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Module 1 – Focused Conversation Method – – – Mon Oct 30, Tues Oct 31 and Fri Nov 3 – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Module 2 – Consensus Workshop Method – – –  Mon Nov 6, Tues Nov 7 and Fri Nov 10   – – – 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Fee – $995 Canadian (approximately $760 USD)

Registering – Register on this website http://ica-associates.ca
To register, scroll to the very bottom of the page and select the date.

When you register for this course on this website, you will be registering for both modules at $995.

The individual modules can be taken separately for $550 (appx. $420 USD) each.
If you choose to take individual modules, please call us at 416-691-2316.

Materials below sent to you when you register

Module 1:  The Art of Focused Conversation book and the Focused Conversation manual
Module 2:  The Workshop Book and the Consensus Workshop manual

 

If you have already taken the ToP Facilitation Methods course in a face-to-face setting, contact jnelson@ica-associates.ca to register for this opportunity to deepen your understanding and application of the methods with individual feedback. Cost for TFM grads is Canadian $450 (appx. $345 USD) for both modules.  To arrange for this payment amount, contact Jo Nelson directly: jnelson@ica-associates.ca.

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