Facilitation Lab: Tyrome Smith
The Power of Being Present: Understanding and Overcoming the Bias of Your Unconscious
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
Facilitation training includes basic understanding of the unconscious dynamics of what we normatively call "group dynamics". While there are some people that have training as therapists, psychologists, others have "fallen" into facilitation because of some innate ability to take advantage of some understanding of basic psychodynamic principles that might make them a more effective group taker and leader. This workshop is intended to highlight some of those dynamics.
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
Ask the question - Where are my biases coming from?
Sense-making: How humans process all of the information coming our way
Myth-making: Looking at the power of the unconscious
Deal-making: Examining the “scripts” that we create to negotiate the world
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