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Process Oriented Theory of Change Facilitation. Surfing the Waves of Complexity

This paper explores the relationship between complexity thinking, group process facilitation, and the use of Theory of Change (ToC) from an action-learning perspective. For the purpose of this paper, Theory of Change is understood as a transformative actionthinking non-linear approach applied to complex social change processes.

It relates key concepts of complexity theory with group process facilitation, analyses the relationship between change and conflict transformation, proposes innovative ways of learning embedded in multi-stakeholder contexts, looks at how we understand and relate to the future, and then suggests certain premises and metaskills we should always consider when facilitating theory of change and complex group processes.

Process Oriented Theory of Change Facilitation. Surfing the Waves of Complexity
Iñigo Retolaza Eguren
Action-Learning Report
December 2014