Dynamic Group Facilitation

Dynamic group facilitation

Tonielle dynamically working with a group

There is a lot to say about group work. It can be inspiring and engaging or stressful, to say the least.

Dynamic group facilitation brings the permaculture principles and ethics into the social arena, and is the result of designing group structures to function in a supportive and engaging environment.

Cooperation and collaboration, clear decision making processes, consensual group agreements and harvesting whole group wisdom are the foundations for groups of people - enabling them come together and find success in whatever endeavour they set out to achieve.

The role of a dynamic facilitator is to engage each group member to feel part of the team, inspire creative learning and participation and empower the individuals and therefore the group to problem solve and celebrate their work together.

Tonielle is certified by Robyn Clayfield to facilitate creative community governance and decision making to help form dynamic groups, using a toolbox tried and tested creative processes that assist people with projects or common goals to achieve success - together.

Need help with a project? Want your group to work more efficiently together?

 

Creative Community Governance

Support to assist existing and newly establishing groups to develop good governance and decision making processes is essential to the growth of a healthy group culture and happy human relations. This is vital to the long term success of any community project. 'Glue' processes that bring individuals into a cohesive functioning group in a natural and fun way is part of the creative facilitation.

Creative Facilitation

Creative Facilitation is for people who are wanting to look past the expert/dominant/hierarchical process called teaching or leading, and want to work with a more interactive, participatory process of encouraging learning or group engagement.  Be it a meeting, a project or classroom lesson, there is a place for facilitating creatively, to empower everyone to meet the objectives or achieve the group vision.

Creative Decision Making

Ever heard of a 'dot'atorship? It is a 'people care (principle) version of a group decision making technique that replaces the old paradigm of dictatorship. This is just one of many creative processes from the 'toolbox' to call for the wisdom of the group to make decisions that allow everyone to be heard - engaging participation in a fun way.

A Toolbox of Processes

Fun, creative processes build the foundation for creative facilitation to engage people to participate in dynamic group work.  Thanks to Robyn, I have a toolbox of options that can be applied to various learning or project environments - useful techniques that encourage group collaboration to either present information,  harvest the group knowledge/experience or make decisions.

Tonielle Christensen

Tonielle Christensen

Dynamic Group Facilitator

Phone: 0422 068 995
tonielle@organicmotion.com.au

About the facilitator

Tonielle is a designer focused on improving the wellbeing of people and landscapes to generate abundance and efficiency. She says, "As designers, we are 'placemaking' for connection between people and their landscape to promote health, happiness and wellbeing, through design processes, planning and management. Functional features in appropriate placement, strengthens the capacity to have diverse and strong relationships, socially and respectfully with environment, which is essentially our true nature".

Although she engages in the creative concept design sessions with her team, she focuses more on the report writing, education and research. As the driver of the 'educate' aspect of Organic Motion (OM), she is a qualified trainer and assessor and co-ordinates events for various workshops and courses, facilitated by the OM team or hosted associates.

In the past, she has facilitated regional recycling projects, worked for conservation groups, organised protest events for Coal Seam gas awareness and assisted a company to establish carbon trading units for improving soil carbon through sustainable farming practices.

She has studied her PDC with Darren Doherty from Regen Ag, Permaculture Landscaping and Consultation with Geoff Lawton and Nick Huggins, Dynamic Governance and Decision Making with Robin Clayfield, and Permaculture Teacher Training with Robyn Francis.

She is an advocate for 'Sociocracy' which is permaculture designed social systems and explores this in her work with community facilitation, using this effective framework for decision making and dynamic governance.

Ready to disrupt old paradigms, she's keen to see the emerging 'whole systems' design movement to bridge grass-roots community with governmental decision making.

Tonielle main love is in the garden with plants and kitchen with fresh ingredients. She wrote the 'Incredible Edible Tropical Superfood Guide' to support people in their growing journey and facilitates a 1-day workshop that demonstrates how to grow and eat produce suited to tropical climates for health and wellbeing.

From bush kid to beach bum and now forest dweller, she's always had an affinity for living close to nature and always returned after stints in the city, on the ocean and travelling abroad.