Facilitation & Program Design
Polykala uses Adaptive Leadership and Forum/Playback Theatre principles to design and facilitate engaging and attuned workshops suited to a variety of contexts.
We see facilitation as a distributed learning model where the insights and perspectives are uncovered through a series of purpose-designed activities. For facilitation to work, a safe, open space needs to be created. We start by listening.
We facilitate a range of public and professional sessions including: Training programs, Public Events, Staff & Community consultations, Community Engagement and Focus Groups.
CITY OF DAREBIN
Polykala were collaborating partners in developing, designing and delivering the Say No to Racism training, one of Australia's first training packages to equip bystanders with the skills to tackle interpersonal racism.
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Polykala delivered three sessions to over 450 students at the Melbourne Medical Students Conference called Beyond Answers: Adaptive Leadership for Medical Practitioners. The sessions were an experiential introduction to Adaptive Leadership aimed to enhance their ability to make a difference as medical professionals.
CITY OF MORELAND
The City of Moreland invited Polykala to run a daylong workshop with the region's key Service Providers on Human Rights. This workshop employed the Forum Theatre methodology as a means of enabling participants to experience first hand the issues facing their clients. This training provided tangible skills and a space for active discussions and rigorous debate. The workshop offered valuable insights to both Moreland Senior Management and key stakeholders surrounding the complexities of policies and procedures dealing with human rights.