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Large Group Awareness Training
Large Group Awareness Training or LGAT is a mechanism for promoting awareness change and rapid, thorough commitment to a cause or idea. LGATs tend to be brief but intense sessions of a few hours or days in which, ideally, participants adopt the message of the 'training' promptly and enthusiastically.
Some see the classic LGAT as utilizing peer pressure and group dynamics in a high-pressure sales environment that promotes uncritical psycho-babbling togetherness and thus markets nebulous memes, and as fostering a propensity to recruit new participants into a participation-oriented pyramid scheme under the guise of providing useful training.
Others see LGAT as a group mind methodology that can be used to accelerate training in specific skills. Improvisational comedy is an example of a skill that is, typically, taught via group-awareness training.
Alleged LGATs include:
- Context Associates
- est/Landmark Education
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Garden Company
- ManKind Project
- Training Phoenix 2000
- PSI World
- Silva Method
- Sterling Institute of Relationships
- Whole Mind Learning (WML)
- Life Training / Kairos Foundation
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