Shift Plus Talk
Introduction to Effective Groups
with Nick Osborne
Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, BS2 9TJ, Bristol
Let’s face it meetings can drag, politics get in the way, personalities clash, power struggles happen
and its always the 'people stuff' that gets in the way of a good project.
This two day course teaches us how to collaborate, communicate and make decisions collectively. It’s for anyone trying to do radical things at a community or organisation level and who needs to work creatively and dynamically with others. A practical exploration of structures, power and responsibility in a way that enables us to take action and work together with authenticity and openness. Nick Osborne brings insight and experience with a relaxed and participatory style.
Benefits of doing the course;
• Understand the diverse features which create & sustain healthy groups
• Identify issues your group is currently facing
• Plan how to address difficult issues
“ I’m so glad I did this training. After the two days I just wanted to cry at the thought of all those awful meetings I’ve encountered that didn’t need to have been so frustrating! Every meeting we’ve had since the training have been enjoyable and productive, our communication is vastly improved and we run a much happier ship. Phew.”
For 15 years Nick Osborne has worked in management, leadership, training, consultancy or activist roles with organisations including Changemakers, Shell, Amnesty International and the Ecovillage Network. He works freelance as a Trainer & Consultant, as a founder of Response-Ability working to help people to respond creatively and flexibly to today’s challenging change and complexity. Nick is an active member of Transition Glastonbury, helped develop a network of Transition groups in Somerset and delivers Transition Training nationally. Nick is currently developing ways to support all kinds of organisations to become resilient organisations which sustain the social and ecological systems on which they depend.
Funded organisation or company £95
Waged individual £65
Concessionary individual/community org £45
Please email us for a course booking form.