Harvesting the All Community International Constellation Process

 

The Facilitation Team

 

blog #2 by Diana Claire Douglas 

The Team: from right to left: Peter, Bence, Barbara, Diana Claire, Brigitte

Sometimes Spirit gives me such a strong energetic message, I have to do something in response! This is what happened to me when I first read in the Fall of 2017 the plans for IEC2018 “Allies of Evolution.” I felt very drawn to serving the BCC in some way. Before I thought about it too much, I sent an email to the planning team of Bence, Barbara and Peter, offering whatever I could that would serve the team and the BCC.

I could give myself good reasons why I wanted to take this leap…My experience as a representative (for the Soul of Canada) at the IEC2016 BCC was profound, so much so, that afterwards I interviewed Bence for an article in The Knowing Field International Journal. (1) Also, for the last couple of years I have been focussing on facilitating collective/ social justice constellations. (I call my work: “Constellating for the Collective: Into our Collective Heart” and I offer workshops monthly in my home city Ottawa, and weekend workshops in other cities.) The groups I had been working with were small — seven to twenty-five people. What would it be like to work with 400 plus people?

I knew from my interview with Bence (done after IEC2016 and published in The Knowing Field International Journal) (1) how the facilitation team had gathered for IEC2016: “I held the intention to do this constellation in the planning phase of the Integral European Conference (between June 2014 and April 2016). I knew that there would be more facilitators but didn’t know yet who. I was sure they would show up. Rather than mental planning, I waited until the right people showed up.”

Bence felt resonance with Barbara when they met at the German Integral Conference in June 2015 and they experienced each other’s workshops. In a pre-conference course on Spiral Dynamics just prior to IEC2016, Peter shared his vision and ideas for the BCC when offering to be an additional facilitator. For both, it seemed right, and Peter joined the team. Brigitte Wingelmayr —with whom Bence had done many workshops — was also invited to join as an elder and a shamanic wise women. The team for the BCC in 2016 came together and facilitated a constellation for 250 participants on behalf of the Soul of Europe.

And then in late 2017, IEC2018 sent out the request for proposals for workshops and they announced that there would be another International Big Community Constellation. I felt a rush of intense energy move through me to offer to be of service for the BCC. Part of me thought it was a bit audacious to do so. And yet this energy continued — a form of how guidance works with me!

Having expressed my strong interest by email, the facilitation team from 2016 — Bence, Barbara and Peter — invited me to an on-line planning meeting for 2018 at the end of March. When I attended this first meeting, I did not know what role, if any, I would play. And then, I found myself offering to facilitate on-line constellations! [More about this in Blog #3]

In our facilitators’ debrief after the conference, we all agreed that we had worked together as a team, supporting each other, and open to receiving and acting on each others’ intuitions and perceptions of what was needed. We each fulfilled our roles while being in the flow with the others. And we definitely needed this resonance in order to facilitate such a big community constellation! A deep bow to my co-facilitators and to the “push from Spirit” to be part of this team.

(1) In the Spotlight : Diana Claire Douglas in conversation with Bence Ganti on “Constellating Nations: A Large-Scale Europe Constellation Process,” The Knowing Field International Constellations Journal, Issue # 29, Jan 2017, pp 12-20. Click here to read the interview.

See Blog #3 for Before the Conference: Preparing for the BCC.

Diana Claire Douglas: is a systemic facilitator (family, organizational, and societal issues), social architect, artist, and writer. From Canada, she is on the international core teams of The Hague Centre for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence (THC) and Integral City, where systemic design processes are used regularly for decision-making, designing creative projects, and team building, as well as co-presenting workshops and retreats including at conferences internationally. She has co-authored chapters on Systemic Constellation Work published in two books. dianaclairedouglas@bell.net www.knowingfielddesigns.com

Thank you to the wonderful facilitation team for including me! And thank you to all participants who engaged with this process so fully! May this serve restoring peace in Europe.

 

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Program

THE IEC REGATHERING 2019

Friday

MAY 24

14:00 – 15:00 Opening circle and meeting each other 15:00 –  15:30 Thought Leader Key Speech 15:30 – 16:00 Break 16:00 – 18:00 Afternoon process 18:00 Suggested Program: Have dinner with community, socialize, enjoy the spa and the garden together.

Saurday

MAY 25

9:00 – 12:30 Big Circle

  1. Opening and encounter
  2. Thought Leader Key Speech and sharing
  3. Coffee Break
  4. Open Space Process – offering and choosing workshops, discussions, presentations.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and rest 14:00 – 17:00 Open Space (breakout groups) 17:00 – 18:00 Big Circle (harvesting) 18:00 Suggested Program: Have dinner with community, socialize, enjoy the spa and the garden together.

Sunday

MAY 26

9:00 – 12:30 Big Circle

  1. Opening and encounter
  2. Thought Leader Key Speech and sharing
  3. Coffee Break
  4. Open Space Process – offering and choosing workshops, discussions, presentations.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and rest 13:30 – 16:00 Open Space (break out groups) 16:00 – 17:00 Big Circle  (harvesting and closing)

With Love, The IEC team