• CAD $675.00 – Regular Program Tuition
  • CAD $607.50 – 10% Discount: Student | Non-Profit | Senior 65+

Date & Time Details:
Monday, May 6, 9am-430pm
Tuesday, May 7, 9am-430pm
Wednesday, May 8, 9am-4pm

Location: Blue Horizon Hotel, Garibaldi Room (31st floor)

Address: 1225 Robson Street, Vancouver

KK Hodder, Program Planning Manager

Tuition: $675
10% Discount for Non-Profits, Students, Seniors

Accommodation: Please email us if you are interested in booking a room at Blue Horizon Hotel during this program. Note, accommodation is not included in tuition.

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Alchemy of Group Facilitation (Vancouver – May)

With Julian Griggs

May 6 - 8, 2019

Finding meaningful and enduring solutions to real-life problems demands engagement with multiple interests across many lines of difference.

Bringing out the very best from a diverse group of individuals can be challenging, and requires a subtle mix of compassionate support, sensitivity and insight. The facilitation needed in such settings involves alchemy – part science, part art, perhaps even a dash of magic – to transform divergent viewpoints and competing interests into agreed upon solutions and alignment on next steps.

Identify and develop the core competencies required to allow groups to function at their best, collaborate effectively, and solve issues together. Join Julian Griggs, one of BC’s most gifted facilitators, as he guides participants through a three day intensive course that helps you identify why groups struggle and how to alter that dynamic, how to intervene effectively when needed, and how to empower groups to find solutions for the issues they face. With hands-on exercises and role-plays, plus examples from the participants themselves, this program is an excellent foundation for leaders, managers, third party interveners, agency staff responsible for engagement at the community level, or any team members whose success relies on effective collaboration and participatory decision making.

Alchemy of Group Facilitation will also be held on November 18-20

Julian Griggs will also be presenting Advanced Group Facilitation on Cortes Island with Michelle LeBaron on June 5-9.


Julian Griggs
Julian Griggs is one of the Founding Principals of the Dovetail Consulting Group based in Vancouver, BC and has more than 25 years’ experience as a facilitator, trainer and management consultant. Julian has worked with conservation groups, First Nations, the philanthropic sector, all levels of government, industry and communities in Canada, in the western US and in southern Africa. Over the last two decades, Julian has also been providing adult training in group facilitation, leadership and conflict resolution. He has also designed and facilitated numerous multi-party collaborations in recent years, providing behind-the-scenes facilitation and strategic support for high profile initiatives…
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