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Collaborative Skills and Group Facilitation Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 | San Francisco, CA 94105
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This event is at capacity. If you are interested in registering, email Kate Seely at and she will be in touch if space opens. 

Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and others, compassionate communication, a whole-systems view and a willingness to witness and experience emergence and transformation. This workshop will promote these qualities while seeking to enhance leadership skills, self-awareness and a capacity to contribute to positive change at any scale. Participants will be introduced to a variety of group work and collaborative leadership tools.

By practicing presence, expanding our awareness of self and others and unlocking our creativity, we can realize our potential as inspired and skillful facilitators or participants in any group system. Join us as we work to improve our practical facilitative tools for decision–making and conflict resolution, as well as develop the courage to imaginatively embrace emergence.

Join Us To: 

  • Learn how to think in terms of whole systems
  • Learn about compassionate communication skills, group culture and ground rules
  • Be introduced to a practical and comprehensive facilitator’s tool box
  • Explore and better understand group dynamics, group leadership and facilitation
  • Be introduced to stage theory and explore patterns of group evolution


Adam Wolpert, professional facilitator, educator, and fine artist

Adam leads workshops in group process and has worked as a facilitator with many institutes, communities organizations and foundations since 1994. In the last 15 years, he has designed and led multiple workshops and trainings in creative collaborative leadership and systems thinking as it relates to group work. Adam has also taught workshops in building and sustaining community and has lived in an intentional community for over 25 years. Adam is a co-founder of OAEC ( an organization that focuses on cultivating ecological literacy and building the capacity of civic and social movement leaders and organizations to guide their communities toward an ecologically regenerative, economically viable, and socially just future. 

Target Audience

This event is open to individuals who work at philanthropic organizations.


$50 for NCG and EPIP members; $75 for nonmembers. If you are an EPIP member, please email Daniel Lau at for the member code. 

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