Time for A Change

Time for A Change is the Emergence strand of work which involves facilitating dialogue, enabling change and supporting processes with small and larger groups.

We can work with you and your group to facilitate a process, organise a creative conversation, or to bring different stake-holders together in an inspiring, effective way to support reflection, dialogue and action. We can work with you to design a structure and method which works for your project, group, issue or challenge. Creativity, deep listening, and emergence are at the core of our facilitation work. Below are just two examples of methodologies we’ve used and past projects we’ve created.

To the Moon and Back

A unique, 1 or 2 day workshop, designed to support and empower you to join with others to forge a network of people making change happen on the ground.

How do we turn policy into practice?

How do we turn challenges into opportunities?

And how do we take everyone with us on this journey?

The Work That Reconnects

How do you open to the world at this time of great change without shutting down through fear or overwhelm?

How do you find a sense of purpose and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles?

How do you become more resilient, prevent overwhelm or burn out as you continue your work?

If you are curious about exploring some of these questions for yourself, we invite you to join us. We will go together on a transformative and experiential journey inspired by the work of Joanna Macy, eco-psychologist, spiritual teacher and ecological activist.

We work with different methods for building connection and community, usually with existing groups or communities of interest.

Some of these methods and models of transformation and change include Theory U, Process Work and the Work That Re-connects. We also use performance and non-verbal, direct perception skills to work with groups on leadership, collaboration and dialogue.

We are experienced facilitators who run inspiring, bespoke sessions and trainings which incorporate reflection, dialogue, visioning, and working with the ‘head, heart, and hands’. We draw on different facilitation methods depending on the needs and interest of the group.

Contact us to find out more details on how we might work with you

Background and inspiration

Fern was Clore Fellow for Wales in 2009/10 on the Clore Leadership Programme. During this time, she encountered new forms of leadership and systems thinking, and experienced first-hand the power of creative facilitation. Fern studied a variety of facilitation techniques as Clore Fellow for Wales, and has continued to deepen her training since then. She also undertook a short course on Eco-facilitation methods at Schumacher College in 2010 which included Open Space, World Café, Way of Council and Constellation Work.  Subsequently, Fern undertook a full-length modular training – the Facilitation Development Adventure – with Jenny Mackewn and Chris Johnston (co-author of ‘Active Hope’). This involved training to facilitate ‘The Work That Re-connects’, a powerful process developed by eco-psychologist Joanna Macy to connect with inner values and emotional responses to engender positive change in the world.

We are inspired by Arnold Mindell’s Process Work and the ‘Deep Democracy of Open Forums’. We participated in World Work in Greece in 2017, as well as undertaking a Leadership and Facilitation intensive training in Community and Conflict Transformation with Processworkuk in 2018, attended various Process Work and World Work Dojos in 2019 and the London 2020 Nine day Processworkuk intensive ‘The World Inside Out’. We have also trained with ICA:UK in Group Facilitation Methods in 2011.

We are inspired by the work of Margaret Wheatley, author of many books including ‘Leadership and the New Science’. We have undertaken training with Meg at Schumacher College and Phil is a Senior Student on her Warriors for the Human Spirit international training programme. We have undertaken a number of other trainings at Schumacher College, including with Fritjov Capra, author of ‘The Systems View of Life’.