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Basic Facilitation Skills: Learning to Guide Meaningful Discussions

Wednesday, June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register here for this three-workshop training.

Would you like to facilitate conversations in your library and community? Are you familiar with the term “facilitation” but not sure if you have the skill set? Then this training may be for you.

Workshop 3:
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

“Let’s Practice Facilitating!”

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Construct additional meaningful questions using the Focused Conversation Method.
• Facilitate a ten-minute dialogue on a topic that may be new to them, using as many of the new skills as possible.
• Debrief the experience using a helpful three-step feedback model (also useful for everyday work demands).
• Discuss how best to record meeting content, process and outcomes.

Other workshop dates:

Workshop 1
Monday, May 9, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

“How to Facilitate Stellar Discussions”

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Differentiate between the roles of Content Expert and Facilitator.
• Create outcomes for post-learning discussions.
• Describe a minimum of five specific facilitation skills and five question types, and explain how and when each would be used.
• Describe solutions to overcome typical online meeting challenges.

Workshop 2:
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST

“How to Use Zoom Technical Tools: Tips, Techniques and Fun.”

Leslie Fritz will present this optional online workshop for participants. She will include tools that most online facilitators use and need the most, along with plenty of practice.

Following the completion of this facilitation training Guila Muir will be available to provide Individual one-hour coaching sessions for up to ten participants online. Only those who have participated in the training are eligible for this individual coaching. 

Why else should you participate? This training will help qualify future facilitators for CALL learning event discussions.

NOTE: This workshop will have a high level of participant engagement and interaction. Participants will need a camera to fully participate in the workshop activities and will be expected to keep their camera on throughout the workshop.

About the Instructor: Guila Muir has been a leader in the Train the Trainer field since 1993. Her lively, research-based workshops support those who develop the skills of employees world-wide.

CALL EXCLUSIVE (for California library staff)


Wednesday, June 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Basic Facilitation Skills: Learning to Guide Meaningful Discussions