Facilitation Lab Denver: Introduction to Workshop Design

Facilitator: Eli Wood

Get ready to dive into the world of workshop design and emerge with fresh ideas and new connections. Join us for The Facilitation Lab Denver: Introduction to Workshop Design at Town Hall Collaborative on Monday February 5th @ Townhall Collaborative!

This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in facilitation, workshop design, design thinking and collaborative leadership. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from diverse professionals also passionate about these topics.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in facilitation, this event will provide valuable insights and opportunities for growth in leading collaborative sessions.

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.


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.


February 5, 2024


6pm - 8:30pm MT​


Denver, CO

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What to expect

What to Expect

The event starts with a welcoming session featuring snacks, cocktails, and casual conversations, followed by a dynamic Lightning Networking segment focusing on the role of facilitation in professional practice. We will also highlight the contributions of Voltage Control and the global community. Participants will engage in a Practice Power Hour, exploring various facilitation methods, and conclude with a debrief session for reflections and insights. If you’re still awake, we’ll have a late-night hangout, offering a platform for future event discussions and volunteering.

What You'll Learn

-Get introduced to the Voltage Control Workshop Design Canvas
-Intentional strategies to improve your workshops
-Simple and effective ways to plan meetings and gather feedback
-New connections in the local Denver-Boulder community

How You'll Learn

-Interactive networking with other professionals
-Small group breakout and discussion
-Interactive walkthrough of the Workshop Design Canvas
-Practice debriefing using Liberating Structures


Conversations and Networking

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

Introduction to Workshop Design

Learn about our proven method to planning workshops as we lead you through a canvas exercise in small groups to explore learning needs, assessments, activities, and methods to improve your gatherings.

Community Debrief

Reflective session on the evening’s activities and new connections we’ve made together.

Late Night Lab

Continue the conversations at Town Hall using a One-Way Conversation Train that is not to be missed!

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.


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."


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