Facilitation Lab: Erica Wood
Stress Optimization with Modern Science
Each week we rotate between highlighting facilitators sharing activities with tips and tricks, facilitation practice where you can get hands-on with tools for better meetings, and deep-dive skill-building workshops.
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What to expect
What to Expect
We offer opportunities for facilitators to gather in a safe judgement-free zone to learn from experts and one another. Our community offers many levels of engagement and exclusive resources for facilitators, whether you are a beginner or a Master Facilitator. Our weekly Facilitation Lab makes up 5 key segments: impromptu networking, our guest facilitator session activity, community critique, a weekly giveaway, & After Hours. Come & network with facilitators from around the globe and expand your facilitator toolbelt from each Lab experience!
What You'll Learn
For most busy professionals, the phrase "work-life balance" sounds like an oxymoron. Perhaps unachievable. In our world of 24/7 connectivity and exponentially advancing tech, work can seem omnipresent and overwhelming. A vital, foundational piece is missing from the puzzle: an understanding of the brain. This experience aims to leverage the collective experience and knowledge in the "Zoom" room. I hear new ideas from clients about various physiological "red flags" & indicators that they're gone into the "too stressed" side of the bell curve. They also hear ideas from one another about tactics and strategies on how to regulate and make a public promise as to one concrete idea they'll take action on in the next 24 hours. The ultimate vision is to elevate awareness regarding the adverse impact of "pushing through" when the brain and body would best be served taking a pause.
How You'll Learn
The workshop will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll recognize, practice, and design your workshops based on key learning experience design principles. We won’t just talk at you — you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn in real-time from a master facilitator with tons of experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest institutions and enterprises.
Engage with everyone in the community during a quick round of introductions to network and begin our time together
Guest Facilitator Session
Experience the lead facilitator's activity & method to engage together as a community.
Rose, Thorn, Bud Critique
Share your feedback as a community and offer expressions of tangible takeaways to our lead facilitator.
Stay awhile & chat post-session about your experience in the Lab.
Who Should Attend
Team Managers & Leads
who want to learn more & benefit from the power of facilitation practice
who want to expand their facilitation skillset while gaining inspiration of new approaches
Experienced & New Facilitators
who want to level up their facilitation skills and enhance their facilitation tool belt
who want to gain feedback & uncover new resources with forward-thinking activities
Learn and discuss the mapping of neuroscience research onto what we now understand about how to elevate our effectiveness and moderate the "just right" amount of stress
identify the triggers, feelings, and embodied physiological indicators of being distressed
Clarify and share their chosen strategy to support quick recovery
Discuss the implications on health, memory, and focus as well as how to expedite the recovery period to get back on track sooner
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