Facilitation Lab Denver: Denver Launch and Ideas Marketplace

Featuring: Eli Wood

Join us for the inaugural event of Facilitation Lab – Denver, brought to you by Voltage Control and the Facilitation Lab community. Organized by Eli Wood, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in facilitation, from newcomers to experienced professionals.

This community is just the beginning! We have more plans upcoming, including:

  • Facilitation Summit: Design Workshop on Monday – February 5th, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • AI Facilitation: Readiness and Creativity on Wednesday – March 6th, 6:00-8:30 PM

Interested in volunteering? Want to join our online community? We’ll have all the details available at the event.

RSVP now to secure your spot for an evening of learning, networking, and community building. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Eli Wood at eli@voltagecontrol.com.

See you there for an inspiring start to the New Year!

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Facilitation Lab Denver is a meetup focused on helping facilitators & collaborative leaders connect with peers in a supportive and inspiring facilitation playground.

We gather to experience and explore all aspects of facilitation, including Liberating Structures, Game Storming, Thinking Wrong, MG Taylor, Improv, and much more.

At each meeting, we rotate topics and approaches, from highlighting practitioners sharing tips and tricks to open facilitation practice where you get hands-on with new tools and concepts.

In addition to Facilitation Lab Denver hosted by Voltage Control, there are meetups around the globe hosted by Facilitation Lab regional leads. See the region map for a full list of all active meetups.

Join the Facilitation Lab Community Hub to connect asynchronously with the facilitation community and get reminders of all upcoming events.

Date

January 10, 2024

Time

6pm - 8:30pm MT​

Location

Denver, CO

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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

-Get introduced to the Facilitation Lab Community
-Learn more about facilitation as a practice and profession
-How to rapidly gather a wide range of ideas from a large group
-Simple and effective ways to have rich discussions
-New connections in the local Denver-Boulder community

How You'll Learn

-Interactive networking with other professionals
-Small group breakout and discussion
-Ideation and affinity mapping
-Liberating structures for debriefing

Agenda

Conversations and Networking

Start the evening with a warm welcome, cocktails, and engaging conversations. Cheers to our host and bartender, Town Hall Collaborative!

Welcome to Facilitation Lab

Learn about our global community of facilitators and our vision for the Denver chapter, including various practices from Design Thinking to Mediation.

Ideas Marketplace!

Participate in a collaborative session to engage in creative brainstorming and idea sharing.

Late Night Lab

Continue the conversations at Town Hall or a nearby location.

Who Should Attend

Experienced & New Facilitators

Who want to level up their facilitation skills and enhance their facilitation tool belt

Chiefs of Staff

Who want to align and support initiatives across departments

Product & Project Managers

Who want to steer stakeholders to the best outcomes

Teachers & Trainers

Who want to design the most impactful learning

Key Takeaways

Discover what withholds are getting in the way of your life, career, and intimacy

Learn how to transform a Raw Withhold into a Skilled Withhold

Get a peek into the most advanced conscious communication skills training available

Practice a facilitation skill to have a room of crickets speak up

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Eli Wood

Based in Denver, Colorado, Eli loves facilitating Design Sprints and other creative workshops with Voltage Control. Eli has facilitated Design Sprints for Adobe, Humana, The City of Austin, and Fidelity Investments.

He has also delivered rapid prototyping, strategic design, and development projects for LAX, Mastercard, Cisco, CBRE. When not making things, he enjoys spending time in nature.

Venue

Townhall Collaborative

525 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
What People Are Saying

"I always enjoy the opportunity to network with other facilitators in the Facilitation Lab. I've gained so much knowledge from other attendees' insights & experiences each and every week in our community."

Anonymous

Facilitation Lab Attendee

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship

A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.

Photo Disclaimer

Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

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