9:00am - 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.
Price: CCEDNet members: $25 | Non-members: $75
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Many people underplay the role of a facilitator. A great facilitator is generally not noticed, but the work and accomplishments are remembered. Unfortunately when there is poor facilitation, it is often all we notice. The cost of poor facilitation is participant frustration and ideas or decisions that are limiting and even divisive. This workshop will focus on some basic skills in facilitation so that you and your audience can meet your goals.
- Identifying the goal of your facilitation
- Designing a process that meets the goals, including preparation work.
- Different ways to get input and engagement
- Tips for dealing with the inevitable challenges: moving the conversation forward; process challenges; inclusive processes and dealing with difficult people.
Janet Schmidt's current focus is facilitating conversations, whether that be a strategic planning process or interpersonal conflict. Her passion is to get people to talk to each other in honest and constructive ways, believing that these dialogues can have the greatest impact in our communities and in our relationships.
Janet continues to work with Mediation Services in the ongoing development of the training program. In the last few years, Janet has worked in Canada, US, Haiti and Mexico, in contexts as varied as private companies, federal government, healthcare and the highest leadership levels of an international development organization. Janet also has a Ted X talk entitled “If You Could See What I See, You Could Achieve Your Dream.”