edward nelson

facilitating change                                                                      ...opportunities to discover the healthy side of conflict

Choosing Facilitation
Essentially, facilitation makes things easier. Your organisation may seek a facilitator when it has:
  1. Experienced recent changes to structure and your team or organisation needs to find new ways of working together productively.

  2. Identified prospective new developments and wish to make the most of the options, variety of experience, and views held by staff and any other interested groups.

  3. A need to work more creatively and effectively with themselves and with other organisations, stakeholders or clients.

  4. Different or conflicting interests represented throughout and these need to be explored effectively to ensure they are creative rather than destructive.

It can also be used in place of mediation when there are more than two parties to a dispute.

Unresolved tensions in organisations not only make it unpleasant for staff to come to work, they cost money. See PersonnelToday

Moreover, processing these tensions can lead to insights that your organisation can use to:

  1. Create new opportunities for development

  2. Recuperate and inspire after setbacks or losses

  3. Improve work-place relationships

  4. And, finally, capitalise on financially.

Past topics
I have worked with a number of groups ranging from four to forty attendees in a number of settings, from workplaces to community centres, covering the following themes:
  • Racism
  • Bullying
  • Migration
  • Inter-faith discussions
  • Climate Change
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Housing
  • Cultural Differences
  • Policy Implementation
  • Generation gaps
  • Use of Public Space
The arts of peace are great,
And no less glorious than those of war.
 - William Blake, King Edward III
Ed, you are, and I am sure will remain, one of the outstanding facilitators I have ever worked with. Your sensitivity, intuitiveness and knowledge/skills are completely AWESOME!
- Glyn, University HR Manager



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