Group facilitation is foundational for civic engagement and a basic requirement for all those interested in convening dialogue and supporting effective collaboration.
This course will offer a comprehensive understanding of group facilitation and an introduction to the tools and practices needed to deliver this role effectively. You will examine design processes for effective group discussion and establish a climate that enables frank and constructive dialogue—within and among groups, and in settings where there are differences in power, rank, and cultural backgrounds. Using examples, case studies and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to design and facilitate meetings or events, including those that involve polarized conflict or controversy.
Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.