Thursday, May 21, 2009

Training in Phoenix on June 22, 2009

Interested in facilitating using Whole System Methods like The World Café and Open Space Technology? We are offering a training in Phoenix.

When? June 22, 2009 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where? in Phoenix, Arizona

This training is designed for consultants, facilitators, and anyone interested in learning about facilitating whole system methods.

Topics Covered
• The common principles of Whole System Methods
• How Whole System Methods align with recent research on how the brain works and strengths based approaches to change
• The benefits of using Whole System Methods such as The World Café and Open Space Technology
• How you can use Whole System Methods for both strategic and action planning
• How to craft invitational and appreciative questions

Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practice in: facilitating, writing strengths based questions, developing agendas, selecting methods, and more.

Faculty: Sarah Griffiths and Cassandra O’Neill, Wholonomy Consulting llc

Sarah and Cassandra have facilitated using these methods and conducted trainings with a wide variety of organizations including staff and volunteers from the United Way of Southern Arizona, Arizona Early Education Funded Regional Partnerships, First Focus on Kids, Girls Inc. of Southern Arizona, Pinal Gila Community Child Services, Inc, and grantees and staff from several Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded programs.

What participants have told us about their experiences learning about these methods:
• “I’ve learned that you get what you ask for, if you want positive you need to ask for positive.”
• “I see that you can structure meetings to produce one of two outcomes, either drain the energy from the group or create increased energy.”
• “Learning to ask powerful and transformative questions can dramatically alter what happens in meetings.”

Registration Form
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WHEN: Monday June 22, 2009 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm – Registration at 8:00 am

WHERE: The training will be held in Phoenix, AZ at the office located at 4747 North 22nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

TUITION: $99 – Early Bird Registration by June 5, 2009 – The price is $129 if registration is after June 5. The cost of registration does not include lunch.

Please make check payable to and send with registration form to:
Wholonomy Consulting LLC
PO Box 42035
Tucson, AZ 85733
Registrations may be faxed to: (520) 844-3251

More about Whole System Methods:

Open Space Technology - This method is an alternative to traditional meeting and conference formats which encourages creativity, generates enthusiasm, and produces extraordinary results. People self-organize to discuss what is most important to them and generate action towards the results they want. For more information go to:

World Café - This method is based upon the discovery that by combining a welcoming space and physical environment that resembles a café with questions that matter -- you promote authentic conversations among people which propel organizations forward. Questions are posed to groups for discussion with participants moving from table to table while a host stays behind to cross pollinate discussions. For more information about the World Café go to:
There are a limited number of partial scholarships available.

Questions please contact:
Cassandra O’Neill (520) 403-0687

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