Jen Stanchfield: "The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation"
Manor House - Montreat's Blk. Mtn. Campus, 191 Vance Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711
CALL 828.669.8012 Ext. 2761 to Register. *Early Bird Registration: $125 includes lunch and a book. $99 for college students- includes lunch and a book.
Workshop tuition includes the new edition of Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation and Teaching.
Join this interactive workshop and fill your group facilitation toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away practical strategies to facilitate meaningful reflection and create lasting lessons. Empower participants to take ownership over learning and build a positive, productive environment. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as a facilitator.
We will explore:
-Experiential, brain-based strategies to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
-New research from the field of educational neuroscience that supports and informs experiential education practice
-Strategies for increasing participant involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning experiences
-Fundamentals of experiential group facilitation such as the importance of participant choice and control, sequencing, ongoing assessment, and meaningful reflection to create lasting lessons
-A variety of group-building activities to develop rapport, respect, positive communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity
-Methods to help group leaders design, sequence, facilitate and adapt activities to enhance learning outcomes and take advantage of “teachable moments”
-Innovative reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations
-Techniques to help group leaders become participant-centered, empowering learners to take control and responsibility for their learning
-Ways to enliven the traditional sharing circle with active methods to facilitate processing and dialogue that meet the diverse needs of learners
-The role of the facilitator as guide, and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences
Whether you are new to the field and looking for an introduction to the possibilities of experiential facilitation, or an experienced practitioner looking for new ideas and inspiration, join in with a playful spirit and take away a valuable set of tools to enhance your work.