Advanced Facilitation skills for Collaboration & Change

Deepen and build on your existing facilitation skills by reflecting on your own facilitation process in the context of the group’s dynamics so as to ensure engaged, productive collaboration. Through a mix of theory, experiential exercises and working on live case examples brought from the group, we will explore facilitation challenges such as conflict, competition and resistance and how a facilitator can harness them to achieve group outcomes.

In this online workshop series and coaching, you will learn:

  • Tools for identifying each group’s unique learning process and dynamics
  • Tools and techniques for working with timing, and transforming conflict & competition
  • How to harness your specific facilitation style to support the groups you work with

Who is it for?

Those leading, convening, participating in collaborations working towards systems change.


Workshop participants will attend all 4x half-day sessions as shown below. You will be supported with pre-readings and practical homework exercises to integrate their own learning.

9.30am-12.30pm AEST

Monday 2nd August – Innerwork strategies to track group progress & support yourself
Monday 16th August – Working with group ‘roles’ and using them in service of change
Monday 30th August – Working at the Collaboration Edge
Monday 13th September – Negotiating Agreement


Supplementary 3 session Coaching package (optional): You’ll have the option to book individual coaching sessions in the intervening weeks to support the application of learnings directly to your specific context. Contact for more details and pricing.

Beck Ronkson

Beck is a Facilitator, Coach, Psychotherapist and Consultant with a background in Theatre and Community Cultural Development. She works with individual clients and consults to large systems-wide organisations and smaller regional initiatives and groups to build capacity within individuals and systems with a particular focus on skills and structures to support collaboration, Community Leadership and Adaptive Leadership for systems change.

Beck’s skills have been forged in the fires of communities where she has extensive experience with community engagement and particularly in navigating collaboration and conflict. She has worked in the Social Change sector for the past 19 years, was Director of Milk Crate Theatre working with people with a lived experience of homelessness and complex mental health, ran group programs for Mission Australia, St Vincent De Paul, Salvation Army, Wesley Mission, Richmond PRA (now Flourish), as well as with young people in Juvenile Justice, CALD & Indigenous communities, and in schools. Most recent projects include managing & curating the development of the Deep Collaboration online platform (CFI); supporting the strategic planning for the Hub Tenant Creek, NT; Capacity building training and supervision of housing workers for engagement with social housing tenants (Housing ACT); Capacity building training in collaboration for housing workers and tenant action groups (Mission Australia Housing); and as Trainer for the Online Facilitation Masterclass Series (Australian New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology). In 2010 she was listed in the Sydney Magazine’s (Fairfax Media) 100 most influential people for her work within the homeless community of Sydney. She is a member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology (IAPOP), and is passionate about the role of creativity in groups and what it offers for innovation, healing, relationships and adaptability in complex and changing territory.

Jane Martin

Dr Jane Martin is an experienced facilitator, whose work centres building the capacity of individuals, teams and systems coming together to facing adaptive challenges with a particular focus and passion working with groups in cross cultural settings to explore and work with the dynamics that working across culture creates.

Jane is a clinical psychologist, educator and experienced and qualified coach, with significant experience in senior executive leadership development, with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of roles and industry sectors.

Jane is currently an Associate with Collaboration for Impact and also a Director of Adaptive Leadership Australia. Prior to these roles, Jane had ten years’ facilitation and coaching experience as an Associate of Social Leadership Australia. Her work involved facilitating, coaching and supervising dozens of leadership practitioners involved in creating better Australian leadership. She was responsible for the delivery of leadership development programs for a range of clients including the Australian Public Service Commission, Life Without Barriers, Saint George Community Housing Corporation, Queensland Council of Social Services, the National Australia Bank, Medicare Private, the Aurora Indigenous Training Initiatives and the Lost Conversations Group. Jane facilitated and co-authored the book Lost Conversations: Finding New Ways for Black and White Australians to Lead Together. Jane is currently a coach and training and development facilitator for the Australian Federal Public Service and the NSW State Public Service

Jane is currently the Director of Training for the Australian and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology Training School where she trains facilitators working with complex challenges. She is also a member of the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology and has facilitated conflicts in large group scenarios at Process Oriented Psychology Worldwork Conferences.

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