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Clarity of announcements
Workshops Starting on Time
bell warner vs. everybody their own responsibility
In big workshops like CCIs there are always enough people to start a workshop. In small workshops (to 30 persons) a clear warning (3 minutes to go) can be very helpful to get a common start.
In opening circles, don't wait for other Co-Counsellors, as this creates that everybody will come late eventually; celebrations for the people who are in time; request for people who are late to come next time in time. (this habit needs to be agreed on the culture setting.)
Musical example: music works only when the musicians are prepared to tune into each other rhythms. Bossiness is not the primary issue. 8-10 musicians can play very well together without conductor, if trained well enough.
The main problem: different expectations: 8.30 means for some people 8.30, for other people at least 10-20 minutes later and for some to turn up when they feel like.
This is particularly important when child minders are expecting the parents collecting their children in time. Also when the cooking is done by the participants, workshops ending late can be a problem.
- Who to invite?
- Culture setting, 40 minute blocks, mini-sessions, one minute breaks
Consensus and using hands.
Feeling heard and understood by other people.
Facilitating participants to create their workshops program
Option: ‘Needs wants and offers'
Option: Workshop announcements and workshops announcements billboards
Empowering participants to run a topical workshop or a peer group their program
Facilitating the topical ‘dating' between participants
for having sessions together
- Warning before closing circle how it can be getting back into the ‘real' world.
- Organising an intermediate place, like meeting at a service station before really splitting up.
Workshop Opening circle
Midweek-check-in workshop for new and less-new people
ceilidh or cabaret
a local music or dance group
CCI business meeting
A party at the last evening?
- The presence of a Co-Counselling Library or Mailshop
Copies for looking into. Request the other copies to leave. Signing list by buyers and the amount of money they spent. Timers are very attractive for children. The last Summer week all but one was used by the children to play with.