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GFSC provides mentors, methods and materials to help communities strengthen their resilience and more effectively address their issues. We support facilitators working with communities worldwide, ...

GFSC provides mentors, methods and materials to help communities strengthen their resilience and more effectively address their issues. We support facilitators working with communities worldwide, sharing our knowledge, experience and commitment, enabling communities and the institutions that serve them to identify and achieve their goals.
We believe that facilitation is an effective caalyst to build, strengthen and sustain self-reliant communities.

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  • 1. Helping CommunitiesBuild Resilience and Self-Reliance ship Leader Ou tloo Ac k ? tio ns All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 2. GFSC provides mentoring,methods, and materials to strengthen community resilience in times of crisis and change. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 3. Rebuilding and Strengthening… • Social Networks • Sense of Community • Group Resilience All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 4. Enhancing Local Resources… • All those who help build a community • Teachers, doctors, pastors, social workers, community elders, and many others • Facilitators with important core skills …with additional skills for crisis situations. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 5. Strengthening Local Capacity• Local leaders & local facilitators know local community, needs, culture• Outsiders may have limited ability, and sometimes, a dependence and rescue mindset All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 6. GFSC Model • Based on social learning • Helps facilitators think and act effectively • Helps groups and communities move through crisis to rebuilding and recovery • Works alongside and continues after the work of other organizations All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 7. Social Learning Model Group-based, Group-based, experiential Living and Living and working working Learn New skills and ways together together to to live Develop as Jacques DeLors a person 1999 All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 8. Crisis • present in every • present in every Danger change/transition change/transition • reactions are normal, • reactions are normal, natural and necessary natural and necessary Opportunity • never takes away the • never takes away the ability to make choices ability to make choices All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 9. Resilience…“The ability to face internal or external crisisand effectively resolve it, learn from it, bestrengthened by it and emerge transformed,both individually and as a group.” (Brenson-Lazan, 2003)Requires § Personal Development § Interpersonal Development § Vision § Strategic Thinking All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 9
  • 10. GFSC Crisis to ResilienceWorkshop Crisis > Change > Choice: Building Personal & Community Resilience • Learn as a community ship Leader Ou tlo • Recognize initial reactions Ac o k ? tio ns • Identify effective/ineffective behaviors and outlook • Apply effective leadership styles • Care for ourselves while caring for others • Help local community plan how to share model (cascade throughout community) For facilitators, agencies and community leaders All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010
  • 11. GFSC Model at Work • 1986, volcano and avalanche, Armero, Colombia: Facilitative Crisis & Disaster Intervention strategy developed in response to destruction of entire town and loss of 30,000 people. • 1998, Hurricane Mitch, Nicaragua: initially trained 28 professionals who then volunteered in communities reaching more than 11,000 people in one year. • 1999, Earthquake, Taipei, Taiwan: 200 facilitators trained to work with first responders and community leaders. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 11
  • 12. GFSC Model at Work • 2000, City Vargas, Venezuela: 20 facilitators trained to work with educators, psychologists and community leaders. • 2001, New York, 9 /11 Terrorist Attack: GFSC volunteers shared grief processing techniques. • 2002, FARC terrorist attacks, Bojayá, Colombia: 25 priests and social action leaders formed team to help survivors, reaching hundreds of community leaders. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 12
  • 13. GFSC Model at Work • 2004, Tsunami in Indonesia: Virtual Mentoring to apply GFSC techniques and translate materials and intervention model into Bahasa. • 2005, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, LA: initially 4 local facilitators trained 20 more local volunteers; formed a local network and conducted 20+ workshops reaching hundreds. • 2006, Quito, Ecuador, Volcano Tungurahua: 25 facilitators trained to work with affected communities. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 13
  • 14. GFSC Model at Work • 2006, Los Angeles, CA, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness: 30 professionals trained, then volunteered to lead workshops in their communities, reaching 300+ within one year. • 2007, Bush Fires, Melbourne, Australia: 60 facilitators trained to work with local communities devastated by fires. • 2009, Typhoon Morakot, Taiwan: Virtual Mentoring and distance learning seminar for 20 facilitators previously trained by GFSC. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 14
  • 15. GFSC Model at Work • 2010, after Earthquake in Haiti: prepared 16 Haitian professionals for long-term work attending to psycho-social needs of Haitian population. • 2010, after Earthquake, Santiago, Chile: GFSC workshop for 20+ experienced facilitators, committed to working with devastated communities throughout Chile. • 2010, Philippines: disaster management workshop for education consortium of 11 Southeast Asian countries, and planning future collaborative disaster management training, facilitation and research. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 15
  • 16. www.globalfacilitators.org info@globalfacilitators.org• We believe that people and communities are capable of self-determination and that facilitation is an effective catalyst to build, rebuild and sustain self-reliant communities.• Through our support of volunteer facilitators worldwide, Global Facilitator Service Corps strengthens the capacity of communities to work through their challenges and create sustainable solutions.• By sharing our knowledge, experience, and caring, we enable communities and the institutions that serve them, to identify and achieve their goals. All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps, Inc. © 2010 16