Friday, February 22nd & Friday, March 1st, 9AM-5PM, Vancouver
- Are you seeking to design and facilitate a workshop or event more effectively and don’t know where to begin?
- Are you a seasoned facilitator who is challenged by a particularly
complex event or organizational context?
- Are you simply seeking to improve your “know how” to create and facilitate a successful engagement experience that meets intended outcomes with a group of people?
This 2-part Facilitate for Impact Workshop series provides an immersive learning environment created for your facilitation skill-development. Guided by a structure to build your capacity, and using the workshop series as your site of practice, use your own prior knowledge of facilitation, interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, groups, organizational environments and cultures to work on your desired facilitation goals. Connect with you own pre-existing “know how” (regardless of whether you have a little or a lot) to plan and implement for your desired results.
The Facilitate for Impact 2-part workshop series walks you through what you need to consider when creating a successful event/workshop plan and then provides case-based learning to practice your facilitation goals. It begins by addressing the implicit or “x” factors so that the often unnamed forces at play – those factors that constitute “the water in which we swim ” – can create more successful learning experiences for your participants. By designing for the intangibles right from the start, the Facilitate for Impact workshop series creates more successful outcomes – whatever those look like for you and your particular event.
Who is this 2-Part Facilitate for Impact Workshop series for?
The 2-Part Facilitate for Impact series is for any corporate, not-for-profit, public sector professional or entrepreneur seeking to improve their facilitation skills.
2-Day Workshop Series at a glance:
DAY 1 (Friday, FEBRUARY 22nd):
Preparing to Facilitate:
Institutional climate, conflicting agendas, unaddressed issues, and unchecked assumptions can undermine success when overlooked. Workshops, conferences, retreats, meetings, and courses all occur within various organizational systems, cultures, interpersonal dynamics, and worldviews that affect what facilitators and participants experience, and therefore either enhance or inhibit your intended outcomes.
During Day 1 participants will:
- Identify what process consultation and design is and how it can help you achieve your facilitation goals.
- Create ways of working with potential facilitation scenarios that require process skills so that participants are able to achieve intended outcomes.
- Consider the group dynamics, organizational or community culture, and system of the participants you are facilitating.
- Design an event/workshop relevant to you, integrating knowledge of group dynamics, organizational or community culture, and system into the design so that it better achieves its learning outcomes.
- Use a facilitation framework to self-assess your way of facilitating to see where your strengths and areas of development lie, and use this self-assessment to form facilitation goals.
- Practice your facilitation goals and receive relevant feedback on them in a supportive environment designed for your skill-building.
Pre-Work for Day 2: Facilitation Goal Formation:
Awareness of self and your own role in the design and the facilitation of the event is key. What do you know about yourself (and as a facilitator) that helps and hinders the effectiveness of the event? How will you plan to integrate this knowledge for a successful outcome? (Note: a self-reflection and facilitation goal formation survey will be due by Monday, February 25th to prepare Day 2 facilitation scenarios)
DAY 2 (Friday, MARCH 1st):
Customized Facilitation (Case-based learning): Case-based facilitation scenarios will be created and used for the unique facilitation goals identified by each participant. Day 2 is designed for each participant’s facilitation development, and will include: practice facilitating, as well as debriefing and feedback structured around each participant’s identified goals to improve their facilitation skill-set.
During Day 2 participants will:
- Facilitate a group through a process or scenario designed to practice their unique facilitation developmental goals.
- Receive and offer constructive and facilitator-centred feedback (Note: how to deliver appropriate and constructive facilitator-centred feedback will be covered prior to practice. Feedback is delivered according to what you, the facilitator, want to develop. Therefore it’s invited only insofar as it is useful and supportive of your development – and you determine your comfort level with what that looks like beforehand. All participants will be trained in delivering constructive feedback prior to any facilitation practice).
- Assess how and why facilitation goals are met through a variety of techniques, tools, and processes through peer-based practice.
About Your Facilitate for Impact Trainer:
Jessica Earle-Meadows is a learning design, culture change, group dynamics, and human development expert.
Over the past decade, Jessica has created and facilitated: a national conference for entrepreneurs and leaders in social change, leadership development programs in three Canadian universities, and cross-national empowerment programming for girls and women. Most recently, Jessica managed a team at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), as the Manager, Process Design and Facilitation where she led both: the Process Design and Facilitation workshop series for faculty and staff, as well as the Course Design Intensive for instructors to design their courses bi-annually.
Her consulting practice has offered long-term culture change, organizational re-design, professional development and leadership development projects in large institutions, as well as shorter-term strategic visioning and planning, team building, conflict resolution, and design and facilitation “train the trainers” for a diversity of clients across Canada over the past decade. See her past client list on her consulting page here.
Jessica holds an Honours BA in Asian Religions, and a Master’s in Human Systems Intervention: “the design and implementation of interventions in social settings where adults are confronted with the need to change their perspectives, attitudes, and actions. Human Systems Intervention is inclusive of organizational development, organization design, management and leadership, coaching, change management, community development, culture change and many other theoretical and methodological approaches to creating healthier social systems for people.”
She is currently a practicing Integral Coaching Canada Associate coach (for individuals and groups both online and in person) located in Vancouver.
Questions about the Facilitate for Impact Workshop Series? Please get in touch to set up a call.
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– You will be required to complete a pre and post-workshop survey in order to serve your development needs best, as well as complete the self-awareness reflection and facilitation goal survey to customize your facilitation learning prior to Day 2.
– Coffee and tea are provided in the morning, however lunch is not included to be mindful of workshop cost. There are many restaurants in the downtown area, as well as a common eating area at The Post at 750.
The Start-Up Studio @ The Post at 750.
#110-750 Hamilton Street (between Georgia and Robson, across from Queen Elizabeth Theatre). Please see specific location and parking info here.
What People Have to Say...
Thank you for the facilitation training for our ALDP program facilitation team. We loved it!
“Jessica’s a phenomenal facilitator… and I’ve experienced a lot of them!” The work that she did with our team was outstanding and sustainable. She has excellent communication skills and sensitivity to people from diverse backgrounds and visions. She facilitated the expression of different views all the while bringing a sense of strong purpose and unity to discussions. I strongly recommend her.
“Your process design and facilitation workshop for faculty and staff was outstanding. You create an excellent learning environment.”