Whole Person Process Facilitation Workshop - Advanced Skill Development Workshop of the Genuine Contact Program

For Executives, Facilitators, Consultants, Managers, Team Leaders, HR and OD specialists

Imagine knowing a simple-to-use multi-purpose method for leading highly participatory meetings. A meeting facilitated using Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF) includes meaningful conversations promotes improved communications, collaboration and cooperation.  Using WPPF means that all adult learning styles are taken into consideration thus leaving no one behind. People are engaged. People contribute the best from the full spectrum of emotional, physical, spiritual and mental intelligences including their 'gut feeling', their intuitive intelligence.

This meeting method encourages your organization’s members to use all of their strengths in a highly effective way. The meeting produces tangible results towards your business goals and achieves maximum participation, inspired creativity, and the best solutions from the collective of individuals involved.

WPPF is simultaneously a facilitation method and a container for a variety of tools and processes. If you have tools and processes that you like and work for you, using them within a WPPF container enhances how those familiar tools and processes work.

Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF) was developed by Birgitt Williams and has been used in dozens of countries in the world and on every continent, with a twenty-year history of consistently exceptional results. Your meetings will be more efficient and effective. Your investment in holding meetings, when they are facilitated using WPPF, will have a significant return on investment.

You will move the impact of your meeting to

  • get real work done quickly by engaging effective adult learning and contribution strategies
  • increase engagement and participation
  • focusing on accomplishing the purpose and expected outcomes
  • inviting the right people to be in the room to achieve your business goal
  • making effective use of time through careful facilitation planning
  • enhancing real-time collaboration by tapping into the collective wisdom of your people
  • enabling people to feel valued by inviting the whole person to be present, not just their 'talent' or specific skillset

One participant in a Whole Person Process facilitated meeting said:

"You took us from 0 to 60 in just a few minutes and we became fully engaged in working out the processes we needed to support the new software we were required to use. We achieved more in a day than we thought we would in a year. Thank you."

Skill and Capacity Building

You will leave this experiential, interactive workshop equipped with:

  • How to facilitate meetings using the method Whole Person Process Facilitation,
  • How using WPPF in an organization will allow you to find solutions to complex problems in a very short period of time
  • An understanding of the different adult learning styles and how designing meetings to address all learning styles will achieve maximum participation
  • How to prepare the sponsor prior to the meeting for generating the greatest benefit from the WPPF meeting
  • How to debrief with the sponsor following the WPPF meeting to assist them in achieving the greatest leverage from the meeting once the immediate results have been attained
  • A working knowledge of practical and simple multi-purpose tools and frameworks for working with WPPF in the organization inclusive of: the Medicine Wheel Tool©, the Deep Essence Tool©, the Grief Cycle, the Organizational Lifecycle, the Storyline
  • How to use WPPF to lead the planning, debrief and accountability meetings when working with highly participatory meetings such as OST, WPPF, World Café, and Appreciative Inquiry
  • How to use WPPF to create teams, improve communication, improve staff morale, improve your bottom line, improve customer care, improve patient care
  • How WPPF can be applied in non-profits, development agencies, private sector, public sector
  • How to design WPPF meetings for conferences, community development, and citizen input at public forums
  • A practical means for working with the information, knowledge and wisdom that already exists in your organization
  • How to use highly participatory meetings such as WPPF to achieve and sustain a participatory architecture for optimal performance
  • A peer-to peer-mentoring circle for ongoing learning

The Complete Learning Program

This program includes 11 segments:

  • Segment 1: Self-study video focused on your Business and/or Development Goal. Plan for 1 hour.
  • Segment 2: Welcome to Whole Person Process Facilitation. Plan for 45 minutes.
  • Segment 3: Learn about Whole Person Process Facilitation. Plan for 4 hours.
  • Segment 4: Focus on The Planning Meeting. Plan for 1 hour to review.
  • Segment 5: Four Immutable Laws of Spirit. Plan for 20 minutes.
  • Segment 6: Four Principles of Open Space Technology. Plan for 20 minutes.
  • Segment 7: Five Beliefs of Genuine Contact
  • Segment 8: WPPF in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Leadership. Plan for 1 hour.
  • Segment 9: Origins of Frequently Used Tools. Plan for 2 hours.
  • Segment 10: Depending on your registration, your real-time learning can include one of the following choices:
    • One-to-One Mentoring: 3 hours. For a leadership team going through this learning together, the one-to-one mentoring session is replaced by two group sessions.
    • Real-time online workshop to process learning about Whole Person Process Facilitation with Birgitt Williams and Rachel Bolton. Dates: September 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm EDT. Plan for 4 sessions of 4 hours each.
    • Combination: One-to-One Mentoring AND Real-Time Workshop
  • Segment 11: Real-time Mentoring Circle. 3 hours. Date: January 26, 2024, from 9 am to 12 noon EST.

The complete learning program includes approximately 19-30 hours of study depending upon your registration preference. The self-study materials are available immediately upon registration.

Self-Study + One-to-One Mentoring + Mentoring Circle

Self-Study + Real-Time Workshop + Mentoring Circle

Self-Study + Real-Time Workshop + One-to-One Mentoring + Mentoring Circle

* Early Bird Discount available until September 1, 2023
Real-Time Learning Option $1197 regular price. Combination Learning Option $1497 regular price.

Your Facilitators

Photo of Birgitt WilliamsBirgitt Williams, as one of the creators of the Genuine Contact program, has skilfully facilitated the Genuine Contact program workshops since 1990 as they were being created, tested, researched for effect, and developed into what became the Genuine Contact program. Birgitt brings her unique skills in assisting people to access their full intelligence individually and collectively. Birgitt is passionate about assisting individuals and organizations of individuals achieve breakthroughs. Birgitt’s life time commitment has been to nourishing a culture of leadership.

Photo of Rachel BoltonRachel Bolton has worked with Whole Person Process Facilitation since 1999 and has been facilitating WPPF workshops for over a decade. She believes that this facilitation process creates opportunities for people to participate fully in meetings, learning and teaching opportunities in ways that are filled with learning, contribution, and enjoyment.

Rachel works as part of the Dalar team as our Small Business, Start-Up and Project Coach and Consultant.  She has been assisting in workshop facilitation since 2005 and has been facilitating Genuine Contact workshops since 2010. Her unique blend of coaching and Genuine Contact training bring high-level insight and practical suggestions.

Self-Study + One-to-One Mentoring + Mentoring Circle

Self-Study + Real-Time Workshop + Mentoring Circle

Self-Study + Real-Time Workshop + One-to-One Mentoring + Mentoring Circle

* Early Bird Discount available until September 1, 2023
Real-Time Learning Option $1197 regular price. Combination Learning Option $1497 regular price.

Supporting Learning in Teams and Groups

At Dalar, we are big believers in whole teams and groups learning together. To support group learning, we are pleased to offer the following team discounts:

  • 20% off for 3-5 participants
  • 40% off for 6-10
  • groups of 11+ to be determined based on groups size

Project, intact, cross-functional, and leadership teams, small organizations, boards, and volunteer groups are some examples of the kinds of groups eligible for these discounts. Contact Rachel Bolton for registration details.

This offer is applicable to Early Bird and Regular Rates of registration. It cannot be combined with any other discounts available (i.e Genuine Contact Organization member discounts).

This Workshop is an Advanced Module of the Genuine Contact program

Whole Person Process Facilitation is Advanced Skill Development Module 2 of the Genuine Contact program. Each module provides participants with a complete skill and knowledge set that is beneficial used on its own. The Genuine Contact program was designed in a modular way with intention. It is possible to learn specific modules to achieve specific business goals including leadership development, strategic planning or strategic plan refresh, team development, meeting facilitation or project turnaround. It is possible to learn to work with the entire program to support organizational change and transformation efforts. Each module is also designed to be part of a multi-purpose blended approach and you may find added benefit to take the module in conjunction with other components of the Genuine Contact Program. Whole Person Process Facilitation is a prerequisite workshop for Train the Trainer. Contact us to find out what the right ‘bundle’ is to meet your unique development and business goals.

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