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Timeout facilitator training

In the Timeout facilitator training you will learn the Timeout discussion model and how to facilitate constructive discussions. You will also learn the principles of dialogue and receive practical tips on how to use Timeout discussions in your work and organisation.

Timeout is a method to initiate and have constructive discussions. With its invitation practices you can bring people together from different backgrounds to have equal interaction and meaningful dialogue. Timeout discussions help to gain a deeper understanding of different themes without the need to reach consensus or quick solutions. At the same time we build trust and participation in the community. The Timeout model includes tools to plan and  direct discussions as well as to increase their impact.

For whom?

This training is meant for those who wish to facilitate Timeout discussions. The training is more likely to be useful if you are currently facilitating or will facilitate a Timeout discussion.

Benefits

  • You will learn the Timeout model and find out about the used tools
  • You will understand the principles of dialogue and learn to direct constructive discussions
  • You will receive tips to use what was learnt in your own work or organisation

The contents and schedule of the training

The training has two days of contact teaching as well as becoming familiar with the Timeout model and conducting dialogue experiments outside the contact teaching days. In addition to the contact teaching days, you should reserve time for experiments between training days.

Price

The price of the training is 300 euros (+ VAT 24%). The price includes the contact teaching days as well as the materials shared to participants and the instructions for working between the contact teaching days as well as morning and afternoon coffee on the teaching days.

Trainers

Olli-Pekka Ahtiainen is an experienced professional in dialogical facilitation and training. He is an experienced trainer and implementer with the Timeout model. He has broad expertise in teaching dialogue, developing work communities and organisations, as well as leadership.

Jarkko Soininen is an experienced professional in dialogical facilitation and training. He is an experienced trainer and implementer with the Timeout model. He has broad expertise in teaching dialogue, developing work communities and organisations, as well as leadership.[HL1]

We recommend

After the Timeout facilitator training we recommend either the additional training for Timeout facilitators, the Dialogical Leadership or Successful Invitations trainings, as well as joining the peer group formed during the course.

The Timeout model has been developed by Sitra and it is a broadly used and open to all model for constructive discussions. You can read more at www.eratauko.fi

Contents of the contact teaching days

First day

During the first training day, we will get to know about the basics of dialogue, directing dialogue and the Timeout model. We will also conduct dialogue practices.

Second day

During the second day we will find out more about questions connected to directing as well as tools to plan a Timeout discussion. We will also work on using Timeout discussions and adapting them to your own work.

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