Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network
Duration: 3-hour workshop (includes a little networking time)
NOTE: This session will NOT be recorded. If you register, please plan to attend as we will not be sending a recording after this session.
About the workshop:
How can facilitators be sure that their meetings allow for the full and equitable participation of everyone in a diverse group?
Facilitators have a key role to play in ensuring that meetings of diverse groups of people are also inclusive. Understanding what full inclusion looks and feels like, and being able to identify the obstacles to full inclusion are the first steps toward facilitating inclusive meetings. This workshop will help you move beyond the “keep us on time and on track” approach to help clients ensure that everyone who is invited is at the table (literally and figuratively) and is able to fully contribute to the work of the group.
This online workshop looks at how social power, implicit norms, and unspoken agreements get in the way of inclusion, and what facilitators can do to open meetings up to full and inclusive participation.
To make this session directly relevant to you, workshop leader Sherry Marts is looking for examples of incidents or situations in which you wished you’d known or understood more about how acts of exclusion (particularly harder-to-identify subtle behaviors) can inhibit full participation in meetings.
This survey will be open until 5pm EST on Friday, December 10.
Scenarios may be combined or edited for clarity and to assure anonymity.
(NOTE: You will NOT receive any marketing emails from S*Marts Consulting as a result. If you want to hear more from Sherry you’ll have to sign up for her newsletter at www.smartsconsulting.com )
Registration for the workshop will close at midnight EST on Thursday, December 16.
NOTE: This session will NOT be recorded. If you register, please plan to attend as we will not be distributing a recording of the workshop.
In this session, participants will:
Explore the different kinds of power dynamics in groups
Learn how to move from facilitation as gatekeeping to facilitation as “groundskeeping” - taking into account both individual behaviors and organizational norms, mores, and expectations
Explore the importance of making implicit behavioral norms explicit and open to change
Learn how to make meetings collaborative and inclusive, even in the context of hierarchical organizational cultures
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