FRAMEWORKS FOR CHANGE: for Leadership Teams  
of Religious Congregations, or Teams of Social Workers, or
  Management Teams of Non-Governmental Organizations 

"Frameworks for Change"  is a specialised three-day workshop which enables teams to integrate their spirituality with management and planning skills. It puts team members in touch with their creativity, their intuitive powers, and with the inspirations of the Spirit. It helps them to locate and overcome underlying personal and team issues which may be blocking co-operation and trust. Then it leads them on to situate the purpose, charism,/tradition and ethos of their organisation within a global context where major issues such as ecology, racism, patriarchy, and world justice have to be faced.

                                     

There are two ways of doing this workshop. It may be done by just one team (of four or five or six members) in which case each member of the team works on her/his own issues—including team issues—and is supported in doing so by the other members of the team as well as by the process and the facilitator. This helps to deepen the understanding of the team members for each other and enables them to straighten out relationships within the team.

On the other hand, three or four teams (from the same or different organisations) may do the workshop together. In this case the process tends to build up a strong sense of solidarity and support within each individual team while at the same time helping all of the teams to learn from the journey and the challenges of the other teams. But it probably will not offer as much opportunity for working out misunderstandings that may have arisen within each team.

If the total number of participants in the workshop number more than twelve then a second facilitator will co-facilitate with me.

Over the past ten years I have facilitated the 'Frameworks' workshop for the leadership teams of a wide variety of religious Congregations, and Voluntary Organizations, as well as with teams of social workers and family therapists. All of them report that they have found it very helpful, in promoting better and warmer working relationships and greater understanding of personal differences and difficulties.

 

               FRAMEWORKS  COACHING  PROCESS                      

This shorter workshop provides an introduction to the Frameworks process, with its emphasis on intuition and creativity. The workshop is open to individuals or teams. The numbers may vary from three or four up to about twenty. The time required is about four hours.

   To contact me: ddorr@eircom.net.    +353-(0)1-4960222