Introduction to Power Dynamics

Date & Location

4th April: Shirley House, St Andrews Psalter Lane, Sheffield

Introduction to Power Dynamics

Power is like an intricate web, that underpins and influences how people in a group interact. Sometimes power is used in supportive ways, and can lead to healthy and empowering relationships between group members. Other times, power can be mis-used, causing resentment at best, and abuse at worst.

Many groups fall apart due to conflicts around how power is used, but it doesn’t have to be this way. When group members get aware of their own power, and learn to use it responsibly, everyone can feel empowered, and the group itself becomes more empowered.

This workshop is an introduction to power dynamics. Through discussion, presentation and experiential exerciss, we’ll explore:

1. Types of power: Social power including race, gender and class, as well as psychological, spiritual, structural and contextual power

2. The general patterns of power in a group

This workshop is for people active in groups working for social change in some way. Whatever your experience level, or role in your group, you are welcome.

The trainer, Hannah Lewis, has extensive experience of facilitation and training, and has a particular interest in power dynamics.

Suggested donation £5- £10. If that’s too much, please come anyway.

Book your place: Email and briefly tell us why you’re interested in participating. There are limited places, so get in touch soon.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have other access needs please let us know and we’ll do our best to make the workshop accessible to you.

Timing: Please arrive at 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start. The workshop will end at 9.15pm.



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