Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lessons Learned: Focus on the Process and Limit Expectations

As facilitators, sometimes our personal vision for a group can get in the way of acknowledging its progress. For example, we might want to introduce the idea of oppression on individual, social, and institutional levels, however, participants might only identify one of those three levels. Rather than recognizing the significance of any achieved awareness, we sometimes dwell on our desire for the group to acquire a precise type of understanding. This desire can cause us to amplify perceived problems, and has the potential to impair a group by creating an urge for us to apply specific parameters for gaining knowledge. 

RAPP XXVIII & RAPPORT Joint Spring Retreat
Mind-mapping connections between oppressions

Lessons Learned is a RAPP Blog initiative intended for folks who hold formal leadership positions in RAPP programs to share what they're learning through their process

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