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Workshop: Facilitation for Introverts

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Endorsed by Curators:
Nov 15 6:45PM - 9:00PM

Facilitation for Introverts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop is for anyone in a creative or technical field who wants to lead more productive meetings, research/discovery workshops, participatory design sessions and collaborative decisions.

What We'll Cover

  • Why introverts' work styles are under-appreciated; you don't need to be an extrovert to facilitate or lead.

  • The most important facilitation skill and how to improve it (hint: this isn't a public speaking seminar).

  • How to improvise and work with a flexible agenda to accomplish a session's goals.

While everyone can't be a dazzling public speaker, anyone can use facilitation skills to be more effective. Those of us who don't naturally gravitate to the spotlight arguably have the most to gain and contribute as facilitators. Even the smartest, most talented people need to engage others in our processes and decisions in order to get things done.

Facilitating collaboration might not be what youre hired for, but it can make the difference between settling for unsatisfactory compromises vs. producing something that succeeds and satisfies everyone.

Registration & Waitlist Information

First-come, first-served registration is limited to 8 spots to keep the session comfortable and interactive.

If there's enough demand we'll consider additional sessions.Waitlist registrants will have priority for future workshops.

Emailbrian@res.imwith any questions.

About the Facilitator

Brian Frank spent years writing and researching in libraries and other introverted settings before embracing facilitation. Since then he has led participatory design, research, and strategy sessions with dozens of organizations and hundreds of participants ranging from students to senior executives.

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