Come and learn how to facilitate truly transformational, deep dialogue aligned to the vision of healing our past and present in order to create a more empowered, active South African citizenship now and for the future.
“No-Name Initiative” (NNI) was launched in South Africa as a non-profit initiative to create true dialogue in families, communities, towns, countries, across cultures, religions, political beliefs and over and beyond personal perspectives. A mixture of Worldwork and coaching principles is used to facilitate a group process around any difficult/pressing topic the group/community/company needs to address. No issue or topic is taboo.
A medium for more healing of our past and present
In the context of South Africa’s history the NNI has the potential to serve as a medium for more healing of our past and present, as well as to create the space for dreaming and nation building looking towards the future. In a global context, the NNI is about open forum embedded in Deep Democracy.
Founder of the NNI, Jonelle Naude, first introduced her research at the Rainbow Convention of the Global Coaching Community (2011). It provided insight into how best to overcome unresolved issues that prevent people from taking a stand on matters that are holding them back. She offers a five day, no charge, facilitators training. We are looking for coaches, facilitators, speakers, writers and anyone who has a passion for this country and wants to see it prosper.
A key element of NNI is the dialogue process which provides us with a platform to express; listen and witness in a way that accesses the individual and group underlying emotional field and supports empowerment and active citizenry.
Dialogue provides us with platform to express
Organisations and communities are networks of conversations and the quality of our conversations determines what is possible for us collectively. Because of our history we have still not learnt to communicate in such a way that we can cross the divide, reach mutual understanding and take this country forward so that the potential still to be developed can be shared by all.
For a young democracy to function optimally its citizens need to be willing to actively engage to overcome the divide and to focus on their communality as human beings. This process requires a specific form of conversation that allows all voices, particularly the marginalised voices, to be heard. The NNI is a dialogical process the objective of which is to encourage South Africans to become active citizens.
This is the fifth training that is being conducted and you are kindly requested to register as soon as possible.
The training is FREE so that becoming an NNI facilitator can remain as inclusive and accessible as possible.
You have to conduct one session per month
By attending this no-charge training you commit yourself to running one NNI facilitation session per month for the whole year. You will be supported to initiate, host and facilitate these dialogues in your homes, schools, places of work, worship and at community gatherings. The objective is to develop a strong first cohort of facilitators.
Workshop participants are kindly requested to make a donation to the NNI. All contributions big or small are warmly received. The NNI does not yet have any external funding.
If you feel called to make a difference and want to contribute to co-creating a healthier country – this initiative is for you. The time for all of us to become more empowered and active citizens is now. We have a unique opportunity to facilitate a process that will involve us in the co-creation and further unfolding of our South African-ness.
Take advantage of this opportunity to be TRAINED as an NNI Facilitator by NNI founder Jonelle Naude ́ in 2014
- Dates: 1, 2, 3 Aug & 8, 9, 10 Aug (Fri, Sat, Sun x 2)
- Time: 9:30 – 19:00 each day (except Fridays which is ‘half day’: 4-8pm)
- Venue: Jhb (exact venue TBA)
To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elma Pollard was one of the Cape Town group trained this year. We are available to conduct group conversations in homes, at schools, churches, in communities or at your work. If you are keen to become part of such a conversation, please help us gather people and communicate across the barriers. You have to experience this to understand its magic! Call Elma on 0218550518.