iGroup Facilitation Training (IGFT) – Alpine, OR

by Wally Wharton on July 23, 2015

iGroup Facilitation Training (IGFT)

Northwest Area – Willamette Valley Sustaining Community

August 22-23, 2015 • Alpine, Oregon

REGISTER HERE

iGroup Facilitation is the art of directing a process in which a man discovers a deeper truth about himself, others, and the world. In the IGFT we explore how to pace facilitation, ask good questions, and practice skills for developing powerful intuition. Over the two days you will have an opportunity to practice your facilitation skills in six processes, being the facilitator, being facilitated and being an observer.

The Northern California Primary Integration Council developed this training over the last three years. The MKP USA iGroup Council Steering Committee reviewed and approved the curriculum and is now beginning a rollout of this new iGroup training for MKP Areas across the country.

This training has been developed not as a replacement for the PIT training, but as a supplemental training specifically aimed at improving and honing iGroup facilitation skills.

Presenters: Tony Camuti and Ken Shultz, members of the MKP Northern California iGroup Curriculum and Training Council (IGCAT), have developed this new training over the last three years. The MKP USA iGroup Council Steering Committee has reviewed and approved the curriculum.

We will explore how an iGroup Facilitator shows up:

  • Self-aware
  • Outrageously curious
  • Empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental
  • Intuitive
  • Confident

We will also explore some components of what a Facilitator Does:

  • Speaks to be understood
  • Uses silence
  • Is self-managed
  • Watches the man, meets him where he is and follows him
  • Uses mindful intrusion
  • Verifies – “What I heard w..”
  • Clarifies – Three words that never fail: “Tell me more”
  • Asks powerful questions
  • Is open to feedback

You will learn how to pace facilitations, how to make good use of questions, and how to facilitate six processes. Throughout the two days we will work in small groups so everyone will have an opportunity to practice facilitating a process, to be the man being facilitated, and to be an observer of the process.

Location: The former Alpine School, 25114 Alpine Road, Alpine, Oregon 97456. This is halfway between Eugene and Corvallis off of Highway 99W. Click here for map
Schedule: Saturday, Registration starts at 8:30am & program runs from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.; Sunday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cost: The cost for the full weekend training is $200 per man, and includes all meals. When registering online, there is an optional $20 scholarship contribution that will help men who would otherwise not be able to attend the training.
On the second day of the training, an envelope will be passed to benefit the “Benevolent Future Fund.” This is an opportunity to contribute out of the abundance of your life for the value you received from this training. The money collected will go to support future trainings in the Willamette Valley Community.
Travel to the training site: Nearest major Airport Eugene(EUG), about 20 miles from the site. Next closest Portland (PDX) 115 miles from site.
Rail connection Amtrak Albany(ALB) 35 miles, Eugene(EUG) 25 miles to site.
Accommodations: Very limited and rustic RV parking is available at the training site but there is no power or other hookups (campfires are not allowed). Camping is available at Alsea Falls (10 miles from the training site) and Fern Ridge Reservoir (25 miles from the training site). Nearby hotels are available in Corvallis, Junction City, and Eugene. Reach out to local MKP brothers if you want to arrange for a home stay.
Meals: Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a dinner on Saturday evening. If you have special dietary considerations, please note these on the online registration form, or contact Don Morris.
For general information, contact Don Morris 541-220-0348, donemorris@aol.com or Gregg Kleiner 541-740-9654, kleinerg@comcast.net.
Registration: You can click here to register online for the weekend. For registration help or to set up payment plans contact Walt Newman 541-961-5179, mkpwalt@gmail.com.
Below are comments from men who have attended this training:
“Exceeded my expectations. Workshop was great! Lots of practice opportunities and working with all leaders/presenters. Cards for processes are awesome.”

“I was stoked with the clarity and simplicity of the processes chosen (not too many, very effective) and the way things were presented,(always giving us a preview of what’s to come, good balance of practice, lecture, good timekeeping)”

“We really dug deeply into the most basic core processes. I learned a ton about things that I already thought I knew…Great training!”

“I was thrilled that the first section of the training was a bunch of ‘tools’/practices that related to the most fundamental part of facilitating-listening effectively…”

“Awesome training. Exceeded my expectations”

“Amazing chemistry, great trainers, Fantastically useful content.”

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