Facilitation Lab

Facilitation Lab: Add to Your Creative Thinking Toolkit

Maria Scileppi

Knowledge work is creative work. This workshop is for anyone who uses their brain to make a living. Creativity — the ability to generate novel and useful ideas — is a critical skill for the 21st century. And like all skills, we get better with practice. In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to express ideas visually and for shifting your perspective in order to think in new ways. These simple techniques will become part of your tool kit that you can apply to your day to day work and beyond.

Date

September 29, 2022

Time

1pm-3pm CST​

Location

Live Online

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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

A withhold is a thought, feeling, or fact that you choose not to share with someone that impacts the quality of your connection, integrity, aliveness, personal growth, or shareholder value. All human relationships participate in withholding and the workplace is a hotbed for withholds. Research in psychological safety shows that the highest performing teams have a high capacity for revealing withholds. Learn with Garrett to understand more about Social Architect and "withhold culture" in this session.

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.

Agenda

Impromptu Networking

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.

After Hours

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

UX Designers

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

Teachers

who want to gain feedback & uncover new resources with forward-thinking activities

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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Chris Federer

Chris has helped design and facilitate Unconferences, Design Sprints, Team Alignment, Kickoffs, Business Strategy, and Collaboration Training for companies such as Dell, Alliant Insurance, Snap, and FAI just to name a few. His previous roles include Design Sprint Facilitator, Community Builder, UX Designer, Program Director, and Event Director.

Maria Scileppi

Most of my professional career has been dedicated to helping people develop a competitive portfolio that lands them their dream job in the creative industry. I’m proud to say, I have launched and/or accelerated the careers of over 600 people while I was Director of Chicago Portfolio School and Founding Director of 72U, a creative incubator inside 72andSunny. My work is also informed by my time as a Creative Resident at IDEO, as well as my time researching the future of work while at Dropbox and Autodesk. One of my key take-aways is how important a growth mindset is when it comes to thriving in an ever changing world. I am an international speaker on the topics of creativity, collaboration and talent development. I am currently serving on the University of California Riverside Extension Program Design Thinking Executive Program Advisory Board. That was a mouthful! When I’m not leading workshops and designing programs, I’m working on Gym For Creativity, art-based workshops for teams that help teams bond, provide a creative outlet and build capacity.


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.​

The Books

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn them into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.