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Think about a group you are part of - an organisation, a team, an online group, your family…


Can you imagine how wonderful it could be if you had more enjoyable and effective ways of communicating, making decisions, resolving conflicts, giving and receiving feedback? 


…if you were all deeply connected to shared purpose and values… and things moved forward rather than around in circles?


…if all voices were valued and resources and power were distributed consciously?


…if the group was a source of inspiration and well being, rather than a drain of your time and energy?


I can help you find the way.

This interactive training day draws together the essential principles and practices from the modalities I’ve found most valuable in my 20 years of research, in particular: Sociocracy (Dynamic Governance), Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Convergent Facilitation (Centre for Efficient Collaboration)


We will learn about: 

  • The 9 elements of effective group functioning

  • Power dynamics and leadership

  • Building trust in groups

  • Different types of meetings and how to run them

  • A variety of decision making strategies, from informal to highly sophisticated

  • Making clear and effective requests in groups

  • And many other process and facilitation skills, in particular: Framing, Reflecting and Reframing, Transparency, Interrupting, Tracking and Navigating transitions.

"Donal was a shining gift bringing empathy and understanding to our hearts.

His work was with an emphasis on empowering us as a community to learn the skills to resolve issues among ourselves- great- that he not only provides us with fish but also teaches how to fish.

In community, to have support from the outside can be amazing and transformative

- Nicola Watling,  8th Life Ecovillage, La Palma -

"I strongly recommend this training to anyone who wants to cultivate their capacity for meaningful connection (both with oneself and others).

Donal is an exceptional teacher, facilitator and space holder.


I found the material and techniques very accessible and his creative, practical approach enabled me to embody the principles in a profoundly transformative way.

Feeling very grateful and nourished by the level of heart felt connection I experienced"

- Laurel Flynn - 


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