Master Facilitator Journal

Master Facilitator Journal | Issue #0482, March 30, 2011

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Dear Friends,








As facilitators, we may someday be called upon to support those who have been deeply affected by the trauma resulting from a major disaster. My friend and colleague, Dr. Gilbert Brenson-Lazan developed the Global Facilitator Service Corps (GFSC) many years ago to meet this need by training volunteer facilitators
around the globe to help communities in need of these skills.

In this week's article, Facilitating Disaster Recovery, he offers a number of resources and ways to support the facilitation of disaster relief.
The GFSC periodically offers live training for facilitators that
teach you to process grief for yourself and others, how to identify and apply resilience strategies, to develop curriculum and train groups and organizations interested in developing disaster recovery plans, to train and mentor professionals working in direct recuperation efforts.

Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration (JOFC) Workshop. We're pleased to announce our
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Blessings,

Steve Davis

Founder, FacilitatorU.com



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The Point

Facilitating Disaster Recovery
What can you do in the face of massive group trauma?

Group Process Skill


As facilitators, we may someday be called upon to support those who have been deeply affected by the trauma resulting from a major disaster. My friend and colleague, Dr. Gilbert Brenson-Lazan developed the Global Facilitator Service Corps (GFSC) many years ago to meet this need by training volunteer facilitators around the globe to help communities in need of these skills. The GFSC periodically offers live training for facilitators that offer techniques to process grief for yourself and others, to identify and apply resilience strategies, prepare facilitators to develop curriculum and train groups and organizations interested in developing disaster recovery plans, and equip you to train and mentor others working in direct recuperation efforts.


Application

If you live in a disaster area or have friends or colleagues living in one, you can help them considerably by being sure they know about the Global Facilitator Service Corps disaster intervention manuals (for adults, for children and for facilitators and other professionals), as well as other related materials in several languages available on the GFSC Website http://globalfacilitators.org. These materials can be downloaded free of charge and shared with others free of charge.

If you are a professional engaged in the day-to-day work with people or groups experiencing trauma, disaster or crisis, get in touch with GFSC, http://globalfacilitators.org. GSFC supports local networks of volunteer facilitators that can help communities increase their capacity to address their challenges and create sustainable solutions.

If you wish to donate money to a reputable organization that will wisely administer it, I recommend GFSC and their efforts in building community resilience and self-reliance by facilitating psychosocial reconstruction. Recent and current GFSC efforts include work in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Your donation is needed and will be greatly appreciated and well used. All donations are tax deductible in the United States and you can make your donation at http://globalfacilitators.org.

Please help us generate effective actions to be part of the solutions to the ongoing crises and those to come. I remember the words and the passionate voice of Dr. Saul Alinsky, the "dean" of community organization in the United States, when he cajoled us during a postgraduate seminar: "All that is really necessary for evil to triumph in our communities is for men and women of good will to do nothing."

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Click here to learn more about the Global Facilitator Service Corps and consider joining or supporting their efforts and/or attending a future workshop. Please click on the Add Your Comments and share your questions, feedback, and experience.


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