Facilitation Lab: Open Lab
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.
We’re honored to be part of the Google Global Sprint Chapter program that aims to build and foster a Design Sprint community by providing awareness, resources, and connecting people.
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
This unique monthly open networking session will offer every attendee the opportunity to engage with every facilitator in the room. We're so excited to host these sessions to create introductions and build new, professional relationships within our facilitator community. Invite a new colleague, friend, or co-worker to join us in an experience to connect with facilitators across all industries on a deeper level. Look out for some fun activities to take the conversation where you choose, unpack key facilitation topics to discuss, and experience the chance to gain valuable feedback from your fellow facilitators. We're looking forward to connecting with everyone.
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
Full Networking Session
Experience the opportunity to connect with other facilitators in the room to discuss key topics in facilitation and gain advice
Rose, Thorn, Bud Critique
Share your feedback as a community and offer expressions of your experience along with takeaways from our networking session.
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
Develop stronger facilitation skills
Learn from other facilitators
Simple methods and techniques all facilitators can use
Engage with a one-of-a-kind community
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Douglas is a thought leader and master facilitator of Design Sprints, Innovation Workshops, Team Alignment Workshops, Transformations, Meeting Systems, and Culture Workshops. He is also the author of three books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything (co-authored), and Start Within (co-authored).
Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.
Over her career Hadassah’s built CX programs, civic tech services, open data & analytics interfaces, digital archives, and contributed to banking experiences, blockchain product design, HR processes, social impact and progressive tech organization development. She’s spoken on stages across the US and Canada.
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