Intro to Facilitation-Becoming an Effective Facilitator

Be Social Change

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Chelsea, Manhattan
601 W 26th St Suite 325
Btwn 11th & 12th Avenues
New York, New York 10001
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 30
Teacher: Kristina Drury

What you'll learn in this leadership training:

Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills while infusing your work with more collaboration? Facilitating activities (design thinking based and beyond) with your team or community can lead to more team collaboration, greater team capacity, and productive communication with your community. This intro class answers ‘what is facilitation?’ and will demystify why you facilitate collaboration, your role as a facilitator, when to prepare a facilitated collaborative session and how to build it around your own style.

In addition to introducing the foundational basics of facilitation, we will model a participatory activity to demonstrate tips and tricks to guiding a collaborative experience. Identifying the tools and strategies to maximize working with the various stakeholders involved with your project, program or organization. This class gives an overview of the key tenets to being a strong facilitator, introduces design-based facilitation frameworks, and provides TYTHEdesign's own examples of implementation. Come ready to learn, ask, and engage!
 
What you'll learn
  • The basics of facilitation
  • Keys to being a strong facilitator
  • Strategies for building your collaboration session
  • Activities that demonstrate how to brainstorm in a participatory design process
Who this class is for
  • Individuals interested in facilitation and relatively new to the role or looking for a refresher of the basics
  • Individuals from all professional or educational backgrounds interested in developing their group management and leadership skills
  • Managers looking for tools to activate collaboration within their teams
  • Professionals who work in community engagement or are about to begin community engagement projects or programs
  • Individuals looking to add creative thinking methodology to their work
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(139 Reviews)
9/27/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Facilitation-Becoming an Effective Facilitator
I loved this class! Super valuable for those who are planning and hosting meetings and workshops. I took away many helpful tips. The instructor is fantastic. One note for logistics: this venue is in a pretty hard to access location- no nearby subway, and a pretty desolate location at night. When you're hosting workshops that get out after dark, most of which people are attending alone and don't know anyone else in the class, I would have found it very helpful for the instructor to make note of that at the end and say "hey, this can be a pretty hard area to orient yourself from at night- we recommend ordering a cab before you leave the building if you can" or "hey, this is exactly how you get to the subway, it gets pretty quiet in this area so maybe we could coordinate a group to all walk there together if you like." Even as a native New Yorker, leaving here alone at night and trying to find the subway amongst the many construction reroutes happening was for sure one of my top 3 "I don't feel safe in New York" moments. I think this could be a pretty easy solve if you ask your instructors to make note of that at the end of the course!

9/27/2017
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Attended: Intro to Facilitation-Becoming an Effective Facilitator
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