Alchemy of Group Facilitation – Vancouver

November 19 - 21, 2018

This program is now full. You may join the waitlist at this time.

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.

IAF certified, Julian Griggs specializes in the collaborative decision making process and is a regular trainer and facilitator at Hollyhock. Over the last 22 years, Julian has designed and facilitated hundreds of multi-party planning processes, workshops, meetings, strategic planning initiatives and conferences for corporate, government, First Nations and not-for-profit sector clients in Canada, the US and abroad.

$625 CDN*
10% off for seniors / students / nonprofits


Monday, November 19, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 20, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 21, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 320 Strategy Room
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

*Note: Pre-Registration is required for this program.

*Questions about this event can be directed to KK Hodder, Program Planning Manager:

*Hollyhock Vancouver Program Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 180 days of ticket purchase, and at least 1 week before the start of the program forfeit $50 or 50% of ticket price (whichever is less), with the remaining balance refunded. Cancellations more than 180 days after ticket purchase, or less than 1 week before the start of the program forfeit 100% of ticket price.