Generative Presencing Labs - Basic training

This in-depth training is an experience-based learning field that will allow you to access different modes of listening, to be more aware of subtle movements inside and outside yourself and to step into a different dialogical mode while being in a group context. Thus you will be able to voice and express what wants to be shared by you with the whole group in a most relevant way. Dialogue processes aim to generate a flow in dialogue and build a field that allows collective consciousness to arise and become more present to us. Beyond the presencing-process itself it is a form of indeed shaping and shifting collective consciousness beyond our current state. These processes cause an interactive mode of being with each other that doesn't leave the individual untouched, but allows movement and playful fluidity. It generates lasting impact on how we access the world and take action.

 

the journey

We delve right into the different competencies that upheave the quality of dialogue in group, such as radical respect, pledging productively and speaking from the heart, to name just a few of them.

 

You'll learn how to prepare for a different dialogical mode via interactive practices that include body, mind and emotions.

 

You'll further train to develope sensitivity for the impact trauma has on our collective settings and what resources conflict transformation carries in it to create solutions beyond compromise.

 

According to the need of each specific training group and the importance of themes that will arise among us I adjust the importance of these pillars of my work in the most adequate way.

the underlying theme

Theory U will be an underlying theme during the whole training series. It is the element that acknowledges both the need to dig deep first before we take action that matters and a certain call for action as well.

 

In pointing out the connection between intention & process and action & effect Theory U effectively addresses the need to go beyond self-centredness both individually and collectively. It contains in it the movemens for reformation and change in society from the inside out.

 

To give you the best learning experience that will allow you to put into practice what you'll learn we will implement one joint focused action that reaches out beyond the training field.

who is it for?

Generative presencing labs can be practiced with any group size up to 40 people, whatever works best for you and your specific professional context. It is possible to modify the process itself so it can be applied in a much larger setting as well. This is explicitly interesting if you occasionally want to address a wider audience and aim to create a real inspiring, pro-active and mutually shared experience with them.

 

- it is ideal for people who work with larger groups, professionally or on a voluntary base

 

- it is especially interesting for people who aim to work for sustainable changes in society

 

- for mediators & peace experts working with highly conflictive group settings and their systemic and cultural background

 

- surely for everyone who wants to delve into this pioneering experience for personal inspiration and improvement of dialogical skills


You will learn

  • what kind of settings support in-depth dialogical processes best

 

  • how to work with a variety of practices to prepare a dialogue process

 

  • about the main competencies in dialogue processes and how to apply them

 

  • why listening, voicing and slowing-down are important elements of dialogical processes and indeed very active elements

 

  • about different phases of a dialogical process and their role for best results

 

  • the main competencies needed to facilitate a dialogue process

 

 

  • what trauma is and how it functions

 

  • how to identify trauma both on the individual and the collective level

 

  • how to engage with traumatized areas and allow them to surface individually and collectively in a well-contained way

 

  • how to hold space for trauma energies and thus allow them to transform

 

  • what supports trauma integration and how group settings contribute to it

 

  • what conflict is and why certain conflicts develop a persistent violent character

 

  • to allow contradicting elements to surface and to be contained

 

  • a variety of practices to address conflict and gain a greater picture of it

 

  • what it means to use the energy of a conflict to finally transform the conflict

 

  • about the importance to go beyond compromise and why compromise can still be a relevant milestone on the path of conflict transformation

 

  • how Theory U supports us in starting to overcome fragmentation in our societies

 

  • about the importance to move down the bottom of the U before acting

 

  • what practices support us in gaining a wider perspecive

 

  • to develop increased sensitivity for subtle collective movements

 

  • what prototyping is, how to apply it in practice and its importance

 


Structure, prices & terms

The training includes 120 training-hours structured in 3 units / 5 training days à 8 hours each unit

 

All training days are Saturdays, we start 9:30am and end 7pm (one hour lunch break, 30 minutes coffee break)

 

You'll receive a what-we've-learend summary shortly after each training day with further questions and stimuli to deepen your learning process

 

There will be regular small meta-level sequences to reflect on our learning process as a group

 

 

First unit will be June to August (June 9th, June 23rd, July 14th, August 4th, August 25th)

 

Second unit will be from September to December (September 8th, September 29th, October 13th, November 24th, December 15th)

 

Third unit will be from January to March (January 12th, February 2nd, February 16th, March 9th, March 30st)

 

 

  • Participation fee  is 1.875,00€ for the complete 120 training hours

 

  • You'll book the whole training

 

  • Two additional payment plans are available for this training, for further information go to our "Booking" site

 

 

All training days will take place in Berlin, venues might change inside Berlin over the length of the training, first training day is in Berlin-Schöneberg (Görrestrasse).

 

You'll receive detailed information all around the venue and the 1st training day no later than June 4th. If you have any further questions don't hesitate and contact me.

 

As long as not be announced other training language will be English