2020 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Design, Facilitate, Connect: curating powerful meetings and events

  • March 09, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • March 10, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
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Group activity photoHow do you show up in a room? Did you know that your first contact with participants, your first moments in a room, first words that are spoken all have an impact on the trust, credibility and potential success of what comes next. This intermediate level two day course will ensure you are ready not only for the first exchange but for all those to come. Expect to co-create the guidance, skills and knowledge necessary to become comfortable with all the critical elements of session design and facilitation for public and stakeholder engagement.

Participants will learn AND PRACTICE facilitation skills such as descriptive language, re-framing, empathetic response, and value-based questioning. These tools and others will support you to effectively expand positive participation, connect with participants, identify and build common ground and move discussion forward. Additionally, this course emphasizes the planning and designing of facilitated public involvement events and has a practicum component that gives all participants ample opportunity to facilitate in a supportive and constructive environment.

PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact events@iap2usa.org to obtain it.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

  • Identify and understand your individual presence and how to best use in different scenarios
  • Identify and use the skills, behaviors and attitudes required by a facilitator
  • Learns tools and techniques used by a facilitator
  • Create and design effective group process and manage group dynamics
  • Become well versed in skills to “create from” any given scenario RATHER than “reacting to” – thus finding positive outcomes in challenging situations
  • Facilitate a values-based process that balances needs and perspectives of all

Trainer: Kim Hyshka

Kim HyshkaKim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

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