|December 20, 2018
Topic: Year-End Gratitude
Location: Memorial Union
Facilitator: Darin Harris
In this session, we will celebrate our work as facilitators, reflecting on the year while offering gratitude to our clients, co-workers, and people who have supported us.
|January 24, 2019
Topic: Staying Power: Contemplation and Facilitation
Location: Memorial Union
Facilitators: Darin Harris and Steve Davis.
In this session, we will explore ways to train and direct “awareness” in the midst of facilitation to provide both courage and resilience in the moment.
|February 21, 2019
Topic: Facilitation – Group Work Resources 101
Location: 1705 Hoffman St., Truax campus, Madison, Health Education Building, Room 311. Visitor parking is available in front of the Nursing Building.
Facilitator: Nola Walker
This session will present an overview of essential resources to sustain and advance group work literacies. Peer recommended, emerging field resources and recognized tools of the trade will be highlighted. Participants will identify their resource needs, share reflections on a point of need and how a resource resolved it; and provide reviews and recommendations towards growing our ‘group work knowledge buffet’
|March 27, 2019
Topic: Common Sounds: Music and Community Conversations
Location: 1705 Hoffman St., Madison, Truax campus, Health Education Building, Room 309. Visitor parking is available in front of the Nursing Building.
Facilitator: Samantha Sinai
In this session, Samantha will share about Common Sounds, a project utilizing music and conversation to bridge divides between communities of different ideological, political, and/or spiritual backgrounds. Along with learning about the project, participants will be invited to an experience where music will be interwoven with dialogue to deepen reflection, connection, and conversation. Participants will listen to live music and will be invited to participate in group music making, also known as ‘musicking’. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how music can integrate into facilitation in meaningful ways.
|April 18, 2019
Topic: Convergent Facilitation
Facilitator: Mary Hoddy
|May 15, 2019
Topic: Building Trust in Teams
Facilitator: Barb Bickford.
Trust is the foundation on which all great teamwork is based. After a quick review of Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, we will try out activities designed to help team members lower their defenses and understand one another.