Tatamagouche Centre Canada

In April 2nd, I had returned back to Canada after a 7 weeks of placements in WFC in Zambia and I had 2 more of placements so 1 week I had spent it in Tatamagouche center.

GCL Deliverables-Synthesis Document Tatamagouche Centre

Name of GC Leader Marihame Hanna
Location of placement (City/Country) Tatamagouche Centre / Canada
Name of placement organization Tatamagouche Centre
Phone number of primary contact 1-800-218-2220 or 902-657-2231
Email of primary contact tatacent@tatacentre.

Main tasks outlined by host agency
• This workshop will be greatly beneficial for Anafora on many levels, particularly in the process of developing solutions with your client groups – whether for programming or for the development of appropriate training curricula.
• How to organize an institution.
• Tetchiness and methods of mobilization our resources and people
• Creating solution
• Discovering the capacities and resources that we have in my organization Anafora
• Mobilizes those facing the challenges to thrive in a changing world
• Benefit from the different experience from the other participants
Potential additional tasks identified by GC Leader
– Prepare me as a facilitator to be in genuine contact with myself, and to use practical and simple “how to” skills, tools and knowledge.
– Through the course that I will be participating in it
– Also, orientation in the Center to know how they operate the work there
– Meeting with the stuff and exchange of experiences

Assessing, reflecting and reporting on progress and learning:
• Blog through reflections
• Share some of the Course materials


after My return from your 7-week placement at Women for Change in Zambia. Tatamagouche Training Center is somewhat like Anafora Center My NGO in the sense that there is a strong spiritual component in its focus. It provides training in areas such as leadership development and social justice areas.

I will be at the Centre from Monday, April 23 through Saturday, April 28th. I have meetings with their relevant training staff on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23rd – 25th and to conduct research that I need to meet My objectives. I will also have access to some of their resources, library, etc. From Thursday through Saturday, April 26th – 28th, I will have the privilege of participating in their Open Space Technology workshop. This workshop will be greatly beneficial for Anafora on many levels, particularly in the process of developing solutions with your client groups – whether for programming or for the development of appropriate training curricula.

Details can be found on this link: http://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/1728

Open Space Technology (OST) is increasingly being used to mobilize groups and organizations to discover creative solutions to their challenges. Many, including those who attended Maritime Conference Annual General Meeting, 2011, are already familiar with the power of this approach.
OST helps you access the existing wisdom and potential which already surrounds you in your own church, community, or organization. Complex times demand leadership that engages and mobilizes those facing the challenges to thrive in a changing world. Open Space Technology is one way to do that.
This workshop will benefit you if you are a formal or informal leader, facilitator, or interested in community development in church and community groups, businesses or government agencies.

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Arriving in Tatamagouche center at 12:30 23 April 2012, welcoming and meeting with the stuff, it was very nice even they are a small staff, but they are very welcoming and open. And starting my orientation to know more about Tatamagouche Centre is an accredited, non-profit education, conference and retreat centre. We are recognized internationally for our adult education and facilitation training and programming related to transformational learning and spiritual deepening. Tatamagouche Center is a registered charity and one of four education and retreat centers of the United Church of Canada.

Marion Thomson
Organizational Director and know more from her about the center vision and mission and philosophy in work and it has been inspired by the History of the community in Tatamagouche and what is my objective and goals and my schedule for the week. And also, she shared with me the strategic planning and development in vision that Tatamagouche did it in 2011.Then Presentation about Anafora and sharing an experience with the staff in a staff meeting on Tuesday and have a tour in the place with the property manager and see his 5 years plan for the place and actually he has to inspire me about his way of documentation and try to do as best as he can.following that Orientation in all the department and see the program that Tatamagouche centre do it.

Open Space Technology workshop was something that it is very helpful for me to see the tools and the technicians to open space for discussion and I actually it was not the first time that I be a part of this kind of evaluation and open discussion for evaluation and developing the vision but it was a good networking because something that I definitely get from my Coady experience in GCL networking and also in OST that they have a group online one like facebook and Coady version was Moodle so it is the same how I can empower women or participants of Anafora with networking with us and keep them updated with any new resources.

Also, the mean things is that you put Questions in front of the participants and you let them free to choose to be involved because it is by their free will they want the change and to find solutions and this is a very important aspect in the Adult education as a philosophy , you let people think , analysis and discover and they will build their own way that  fit their life, context and growth.

Overall, it was a very fruitful experience to meet new people from different profession plus see and practice new technicians in Adult education and see and share an experience with others.

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