There is little well-developed adaptive process facilitation work in the arts and nonprofit sector, across the United States or Canada.
Local capacity for this work can be advanced by training experienced consultants to lead adaptive processes, and by involving them directly in either local or (potentially) geographically distant EmcArts programs. The aim is to create a network of skilled adaptive facilitators available to the field throughout both countries, who can take forward the distinctive methods and practices that support adaptive re-imagining across the whole nonprofit sector, democratizing access to these services.
Our team can work with a group of up to 6 Adaptive Facilitators at a time, either from a single community or geographically dispersed. The work involves an orientation to adaptive work, sharing of specific techniques structured to different stages of an adaptive journey, and mutual learning across the cohort to integrate the new approaches with each participant’s existing practice and areas of focus. Each participant also gets the opportunity to become involved in the delivery of a relevant EmcArts program, working alongside an experienced EmcArts practitioner.
The program cost in 2021 is $15,000 for a cohort of 6 Adaptive Facilitators; we can also help create cohorts of interested consultants at a cost of $2,500 per participant.