Facilitation Development Programme – Module 3 Group dynamics and social process

This module explores group processes.  How do groups gain the capacity to perform well?  What roles can facilitators play in group maturation?

It is made up of a number of videos, reading materials and exercises.

What to expect?


This is the third module within your Facilitation Programme.  It should take you around 2-3 weeks to complete.


Programme contents

  • EBC Ott – Group Dynamics Module Contents
    10 minutes
  • Understanding organisations as complex interactions and relational responses (draft)
    60 minutes
  • Functional and dysfunctional group ‘mind’
    40 minutes
  • Challenge, support and the ‘drama triangle’
    25 minutes
  • Group development and maturation
    60 minutes
  • Group Dynamics Assignment
    Text Based
  • EBC Ott discussion space

This programme offers

Work through it in your own way - binge or nibble?

Some people like to 'binge learn', meaning that they allocate a whole day, and sink into a thorough immersion in a whole module.  Others prefer to work through a single lesson at a time, with gaps to let one idea sink in before going to another.  Whatever your preference is, you are advised to book time in your diary, to ensure it happens regularly and you can keep up with the programme.

Different types of media to suit all needs

Each lesson will mix videos to watch, with material to read.

Plus there are downloadable handouts, worksheets, templates and checklists to print and take away, and keep for future reference.

Help always at hand

This programme has an external Programme Manager Julie, as well as your coaches Caryn and Bruno who have lots of experience working with your communities.  You can reach them quickly and easily - by email or by the message function in your Dashboard.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I get stuck?

Always reach out to us - don't sit and suffer!  You can simply email us at academy@lacertaconsulting.co.uk.  Immediately Caryn or Julie will receive your email.

Alternatively, if you are still logged in and able to use the site, if you go to your Dashboard, you will see you can raise a message to us there or you can hit the button below.

How long can I access a module or individual lessons?

Your modules will be accessible to you for 1 year from the time you start them.

However in each lesson there are also PDFs, tools, products and exercises, that we think you will want to keep - you can download them, or print them.

What if I fall behind and out of step with others?

All significant learning commitments require some dedication.  This means making conscious choices, and carving out the time to acquire, experiment with, and reflect on what you are exploring.  Sometimes, this is going to clash with other priorities and occasionally it might feel a little overwhelming - even for the most dedicated learner.  If you know that a busy period is coming up, plan for catch-up time in the weeks that follow.

If you have concerns about whether you will be able to do this, and if you fall behind at any time, just reach out to us and we will try to help.

Can I get direct help for me in my Monastery?

We know that you might be going through a lot of change, and it isn't easy for anyone.

If you feel your community needs extra support, then speak either directly to your Abbot President, or to the Continuing Formation Commission - who will liaise with us to see what we can do.

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