Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Dates: 7th – 8th May 2020 / 15th – 16th Oct 2020

In a time where more and more teams are expected to work in an autonomous way, facilitating team dialogue about interpersonal tensions might well be one of the most crucial aspects of leadership. And one of the most challenging.


Many teams and organisations struggle or fail to collaborate effectively because of tensions and conflict in teams. These interpersonal tensions often take up team energy and can lead to disengagement when they are not addressed.

Instead of ignoring the elephants in the room, strong teams are capable of dealing with interpersonal issues in an open and transparent way. They know that conflict is part of (work) life, and have the skills and awareness needed to have these challenging conversations with each other about team elephants. As a result the safety and trust in the team increases.

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Learning objectives:

After this 2-day course you will:

  • Have a sense and understanding of what facilitation practices can contribute to creating safe and trustful environments in teams
  • Have a basic understanding of non violent communication and how to it can serve you in moments of tension
  • Have identified personal learning edges when it comes to dealing with conflict
  • Have a basic understanding of S3 principles and practices including peer review, feedback practices, driver creation and navigating via tension


General information:

Workshop date: 7th – 8th May 2020 / 15th – 16th Oct 2020
Workshop language: English
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Organising partner: iLean

For whom is this course?

This training will bring great value to:

  • Team & organizational leaders, project managers, product owners and ScrumMasters
  • Organizational change agents, consultants and HR
  • Anyone interested in exploring ways of improving teamwork, especially in a context of self-organization and shared leadership


Workshop facilitators:

Sara Leysen, Mira Bangel, Bart Oste (further info about trainers here)


Course investment & registrations:

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