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This 1-day process will enable you to understand, design and practice using The Spiral Model, a well-tested and tried model of community facilitation grounded in Paulo Freire's thinking. 

The Spiral Model of Community Education is an approach developed by community development practitioners that helps groups do thinking that 'spirals' from personal experience to action. It's a 'bottom up' process that enables people to tell their stories, to name issues, and with others do some thinking about why those issues are impacting on communities. Based on that collective thinking, groups form around strategies for action, they take action and then return to the bigger group to reflect on that action.

Drawing on Paulo Freire's approach to dialogic education and learning, the process will enable you to:

- understand what the spiral model is, and where it comes from (its roots)

- articulate the 5 steps within the dialogic process

- design the dialogic process, focusing particularly on 'the art of the question' and design and use of 'codes' to trigger dialogue

- design a workshop for your community/work context

- practice with colleagues in a safe space. 

It's a one-day workshop, 9.30am-4.30pm, held at the Camellia Centre (for soul-work and reflective practice), and will provide ample opportunity to also renew yourself in a beautiful space. The process will include morning and afternoon tea, but people are asked to bring their own lunch (diets are very complex these days).

The spiral model is particularly useful for guiding facilitation of the mezzo-level work within the method framework of implicate-micro-mezzo-macro-meta, enabling the movement from private/personal stories through to collective/shared public analysis and action.

The first 3 people to register will also receive a free copy of Sally Timmel's Training For Transformation, Volume V, which is a resource of well over 50 workshop 'codes' on topics such as: leadership, gender, racism, environment, organisational development, conflict transformation, economics, structural change and strategic thinking. 

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Refunds up to 14 days before the event, Refunds are available up to 14 days pre-workshop, minus $10 for admin. At any time the ticket can be transferred to another person.

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Peter Westoby
Camellia Centre for Soul-Work & Reflective Practice trading as Peter Westoby (sole trader)

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