"The extreme professionalism and deep experience of the organising, teaching and mentoring team – their enthusiastic urge to share, to involve us in a big community building project, to make us vibrant cells of a greater body. One keyword to express what I felt at the end of the playshop: us."
Diana Soleya, Italy 2008
The Mentors' Experience integrates expanded theory and advanced Drum Circle Facilitation practice as Mentors turn their practical skills into leadership experience.
Beginning with a Mentors-only weekend retreat, we bring our leadership community together.
With Trainer oversight, Mentors will be assigned a small group of Facilitators to mentor through the Basic Facilitators' Intensive.
Mentors will be instructed in specific process facilitation techniques that are essential to problem solving, communication and community building. Mentor meetings will take place to help process and facilitate the leadership experience.
Throughout the week, mentors will continue strengthening and enhancing their own DCF techniques, as they guide others through the learning process. Mentors receive critique and evaluation from senior Facilitators while receiving feedback from their mentor and peer groups.
Mentors will have plenty of time to practice and develop their own facilitation skills during small group practice and community “Jump-Time!”
Networking with other community leaders and professional Drum Circle Facilitators offers Mentors an inspiring and stimulating environment for skills development.
For those Mentors ready to become VMC certified; the Mentor training provides a vehicle for achieving important requirements of the certification process. More info on VMC Certification.
The Mentors' Experience can be found at the Hawaii Facilitators' Playshop 2014