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Systemic Modeling Deepening and Practice


This three day course builds on the Clean for Teams 2 Day Experiential Workshop, a prerequisite). As part of this 3-day hands-on workshop led by Caitlin Walker you will have multiple opportunities to facilitate the models that you experienced in the 2 day program. 

These include: Clean Questions; Developing personal metaphors; Group Modeling; Metaphors at Work; moving from Drama to the ‘Karma Cycle’; Pattern Detection: tracking patterns in the group dynamic; Developing your personal modeling state. 

There’ll also be plenty of opportunity for discussion about applications and how you’ll put your learning into action. You’ll 

get all of the following and more from this hands-on work with expert and peer feedback. 

  • The ability to pay attention to language and behaviors at an individual and group level and to be able to use what happens in a group to help them to achieve their desired outcomes

  • More information about your own patterns of thinking, behavior, attitude and identity and how these relate to other people's patterns

  • An understanding of the role that language, especially metaphor, plays in group thinking, and how you can utilize that to create deep sustainable change

  • The ability to detect when drama is happening within a group and the skills you need to unpack the drama and move beyond it

  • The opportunity to be part of a supportive peer group, where everyone is working together to master the art of Systemic Modeling

Lastly, prior to the course, you will receive a 120 page manual for facilitators that will guide you in deepening your facilitative skills. For those interested in pursuing Level One Systemic Modeling Certification, you will also receive the assessment criteria so that you can start to measure your progress towards full competency.

The first two days will be held at the UU Church, Arlington. The last day, Sunday will be held in Carlisle in a private home.