Facilitation Lab

Facilitation Lab: Eric Brown

A virtual meetup

Facilitation Lab is a weekly virtual meetup focused on helping facilitators hone their craft to help improve the quality of meetings.

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.

Date

February 24, 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

You have the power as a facilitator to inspire participants to be either in their heads thinking analytically, or in their hearts participating intuitively. You will experience both types of participation invitations. We'll discuss the benefits of each, followed by an understanding of how and when to use them.

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

Understand how the questions you ask direct people to use different parts of their brains

Identify the role of each part of the brain in the workshop experience

Experience the power of three different participation invitations

Share ideas on this strategy with your peers

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Hassan Ghiassi

Over the past decade, Hassan Ghiassi has facilitated 956+ discussions that matter, with 10,000+ people, and has been established his unique approach to dialogue in the United States, Iceland, Myanmar, Mongolia, Thailand, Indonesia, and India.

His spaces provide the chance for diverse groups of strangers to come together and meet face-to-face, creating an opportunity for prejudices and misunderstandings to be overcome through personal growth and effective communication. Allowing individuals to reflect and progress towards better insights into themselves, and accepting those who might share different beliefs.

Not only is Hassan VP of Relationships here at Voltage Control bus has been trusted by The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the On-Being Team, Fortune 500 Companies, non-profits, and Community Organizers looking to improve everything from better communication to creative solutions to complex problems.

Eric Brown

Eric Brown is a motivational and visionary leader with a robust 24-year military career. After starting in the U.S. Army, Eric quickly worked his way up from the lowest level to achieve status as a Green Beret in 2002. With 20 years of Special Forces experience, Eric has gained expertise spanning strategic planning, cross-cultural communication, operations management, program development, and team building. Across his career, Eric has worked with 7th SFG(A) and completed 12 global deployments, including in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, and Kuwait. These global experiences equipped Eric with a unique blend of skills, including change management, crisis management, to strategic planning, and team leadership.
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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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.

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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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