Motivate, Engage, and Lead
As the educational paradigm shifts to become more learner-centered, new skills are required to foster learning. Motivating and engaging students are essential. Become a more adept instructor as you learn the art and practice of helping groups become successful. You will see facilitation modeled, practiced and assessed. You will be able to help others reach desired outcomes and build ownership within the class or group for their own success.
A skilled facilitator:
- can lead a group of people (class, committee, etc.) through a process that meets the needs of both the participants and the group.
- is personable, relaxed, and easy to relate with.
- gathers information from multiple sources; synthesizes, rephrases, makes sure that minority viewpoints are respected, and all the information is captured and recorded, and paces the event effectively, allowing for timely reflection.
- knows how to keep the process on track while allowing creativity and synergism among the group to blossom.
Who Should Attend
This event is for anyone who wants to:
- Improve their ability to motivate and engage students in the classroom
- Improve their ability to be a significant change agent within their department or college
Participants will be able to take risks and practice new behaviors in a supportive environment. Planned outcomes will supplemented based on the interests and needs of participants.
- Understand and internalize the criteria that define a quality facilitator’s performance whether in the classroom or in the conference room.
- Transfer your new knowledge and skills to different contexts so you can handle even more challenging situations in a class or a committee setting.
- Become a researcher of facilitation, mentoring, and social change.
- Set new goals and standards for your own learning and personal growth.
- Become a powerful change agent in the areas that concern you the most.
- Bring together diverse perspectives and values to help a group resolve conflicts and build amicable consensus.