Online 2 Day Course: Social Intelligence of Facilitators

  • July 29, 2021
  • (EDT)
  • July 30, 2021
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • July 29, 2021, 3:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • July 30, 2021, 3:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online
  • 16


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Two 3-hour sessions

July 29 & 30

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Great facilitation is not just about what a facilitator DOES in a meeting, it’s about how a facilitator IS in a meeting. In this workshop, participants will examine the internal and interpersonal thoughts and behaviors that make the difference between meetings that are simply adequate and great meetings that engage meaningful participation, strengthen interpersonal working relationships, and empower groups to get things done. Participants will:

  • Understand how individual social identities and experiences influence the ways we design and facilitate meetings.
  • Know what it means to be self aware and develop skills to increase awareness in self and team members.
  • Recognize a socially-intelligent mindset for facilitation.
  • Anticipate barriers to participation and skillfully read the room to engage participants.
  • Break down assumptions in order to recognize and respond to participant needs and facilitate fairly and inclusively.

Cost: $265 member, $355 non-member, $175 student member

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Connected Realities 

Joy Lujan

Morrison, CO

Joy is the founder of Connected Realities, LLC. Before dedicating herself full-time to collaboration consulting in 2016, Joy had 17 years of experience as a community planner, facilitator, mediator, and trainer while working for the National Park Service. Her passion for authentic public engagement underscores her deep commitment to community dialogue and public processes where people hear each other, understand each other, and find ways to work together effectively. Her experience working within all levels of city, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations, has resulted in success in reaching group consensus on contentious projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary focus is to help individuals and groups translate individual power into collective action through effective collaboration.

Sara Rose Tannenbaum

Denver, CO

Sara Rose Tannenbaum is a Connected Realities Associate with more than 10 years of experience spanning environmental planning, policy, organizing, and management related to a diverse array of natural resources ranging from sustainable forestry to urban creek restoration and community-supported agriculture. Sara Rose earned a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and a B.S. in Community-based Environmental Planning from the University of California Berkeley. Previously she worked as the Climate Advocate at Conservation Colorado, Center for Western Priorities in defense of public lands, and managed a neighborhood-based alternative transportation program called “SmartTrips” for Salt Lake City’s Division of Sustainability and the Environment. Sara Rose has a passion for fostering collaborative partnerships that ensure community well-being and lasting landscape stewardship.

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