OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTEES

BASIC GROUP DYNAMICS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

ACTIVITY
• USING THE AVAILABLE MATERIALS: - create a collage depicting the following: a. The Vision-Mission and Values of your Group/ Organization. b. How is your group/ organization at present (relationship, your role in the church, and performance)?

BASIC Group Dynamics
• What Is a Group? (for our purpose) – Two or more freely interacting individuals who share a common identity and purpose . – Shares the same faith and beliefs. – Bound together by its VisionMission and Values. – Has concrete goals, plans, and programs.

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS
A Christian Leader Committed Members

Faith and Beliefs

Goals, Plans, Programs

Group Development
• Characteristics of a Mature Group – Members are aware of each other’s strengths and weakness. – Individual differences are accepted. – The group’s Mission-Vision and Values and interpersonal relationships are recognized. – Group decisions are made through rational discussion and consultation.

Group Development
• Characteristics of a Mature Group – Conflict is over group issues, not emotional issues nor personal issues. – Members are aware of the group’s processes and their own roles in them. – Has concrete programs and goals. – The leaders and the members are living and performing their own respective roles and functions

Group Dynamics to Watch out for…
v Group Think (Irving Janis) § § § Agreeing overrides curiosity and alternative proposals Members conform to assumed group rules and norms, keeping the peace In group vs. out group (with bias)

v Attribution errors § § § Knowledge attribution based on roles or status Attribute silence as consensus Fundamental – lazy or busy?

Some Structural Issues that Challenge Group
o Lack of clarity about roles, priorities, responsibilities, values, perspectives o Cultural & social differences (e.g., race, gender, socio economic status, education) o Unexpressed expectations, hopes, dreams o Differences in styles, energies, communication skills, external commitments and responsibilities o Differences among members organization’s structures and processes

What are some of the “bad” / unhealthy dynamics that might occur in

SOME SYMPTOMS
Ø Not completing tasks

What are some of the “bad” / unhealthy dynamics that might occur in

Ø Being late/leaving early Ø Conflict Ø Not engaging Ø Dropping out Ø Gossiping Ø Blaming others Ø Personalizing hurt feelings

Reinforce Trust

(Some practical) Things to say… “Let’s go around and see what everyone is thinking (or feeling)?” “Let’s brainstorm. Call out your ideas.” “There seems to be something going on, can anyone say what it is?” “You have said what you don’t want, can you tell us what you would want instead?” “Let’s hear from folks who haven’t spoken yet.”

TEN PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE GROUPS
1. Shared commitment to leadership 2. Open, ongoing, active communication 3. Shared vision and goals 4. Participatory decision-making 5. Agreed upon problem-solving and conflict resolution process

TEN PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE GROUPS
6. Encourage curiosity, differences and alternative assessments 7. Development of mutual trust 8. Ongoing process and outcome evaluation 9. Organized, participatory meetings 10. Active Skills and Leadership Transfer

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS
A Christian Leader Committed Members

Faith and Beliefs

Goals, Plans, Programs

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful