Facilitation Training

March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery

Led by Tori Abernathy

Community organizers and arts workers alike spend (or, more often than not, donate) a lot of their time in meetings. Underaddressed power dynamics, lack of organization, and different communication strategies are some of the forces that can make these ‘meetings’ feel more like work that’s not going anywhere or just another situation where some voices dominate others. The art of facilitation involves guiding a group towards a shared goal in an equitable manner that encourages both creativity and action. In this 90-minute workshop we will learn some of the basic concepts and skills of facilitation and non-violent communication, participate in a group activity revealing power dynamics in the attendant group, practice facilitating a group discussion on the impact that earning better communication strategies can have for artistic and community collaboration. Led by Tori Abernathy http://www.toriabernathy.com/


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