OLN-NEP Designing and Facilitating Meetings for Equity

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October 17–18, 2016
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Education Northwest, Portland, Oregon

Want to learn how to set the conditions required for effective discussion and collaboration focused on equity work — and gain the essential knowledge and skills for responding to groups’ unique dynamics? Then be sure to sign up for NEP’s Designing and Facilitating Meetings for Equity, a two-day professional development offering from the National Equity Project. A sample agenda is available.

When planning adult learning, it’s essential to design an experience people will go through together that moves beyond a series of tasks or items to address. This is particularly true when guiding a group through conversations focused on issues of equity or other emotionally charged challenges group members face in their work together.

Designing and Facilitating Meetings for Equity will provide an opportunity to learn about and practice applying strategies and structures that support productive meetings that encourage full participation and engagement.
As a participant, you will:

  • Experience a powerful model of effective adult learning and learn how to design a similar experience in your own context
  • Gain new knowledge and frameworks for agenda design, “whole-person learning,” cultivating a positive group dynamic, and developing effective teams
  • Learn about the neuroscience of emotion to help you predict and respond to strong emotions in the group, especially when addressing equity issues
  • Learn new strategies, get new tools (e.g., agenda templates, meeting activities, and facilitation tips), and plan how to use them in your context

Who Should Attend

Directors, managers, coaches, teacher leaders, and anyone responsible for guiding people to collaborate effectively together.