All facilitators work with groups. The plans we make, the processes we use are 'relatively' straightforward but the group is not always like that. No matter the stated purpose or formal structure associated with a group, all groups have invisible links and preferences around which they are organised. This is the world of sociometry as conceived and developed by Dr JL Moreno. We may not know which sociometric preferences or rejections are important in the group until they interfere with or derail the work. At that point the question is, 'Is there enough mutuality to get the work done?'
In this session we will focus on the use of sociometry, the principles behind it and the building of mutuality in groups. Understanding this work is also critical in coaching because you will invariable need to investigate the client's sociometry in the workplace. Further, each of us, whether facilitator, coach or client, will benefit from developing an awareness of our own sociometric position in the living group.
Guest Facilitator Rollo Browne
Rollo Browne uses action methods extensively in his work as coach, facilitator and in organisational development. He is running the "Action Methods in Coaching", a 3 day Experiential Program for Coaches looking to bring Vitality & Immediacy to their work - Sydney, 26-28 August, co-led with Jenny Postlethwaite, for details go to www.actionmethodsincoaching.com. He loves supervising difficult group situations, and teaches groupwork and the use of Morenian action methods (sociometry, sociodrama, psychodrama and role training) at Psychodrama Australia, NSW Campus, www.anzpasydney.org. The key to his work is to assist people and groups to access their own vitality and apply it to situations they face. Rollo can be contacted on 0417682085.
Venue: [Our usual venue]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Level 5, Building 10, Jones Street, Ultimo (cnr Thomas Street). Room 5.580
Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580.
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up
Enquiries | Greg Jenkins email@example.com | 0418 486 501