I detest self-promotion, but I'm doing a rare public registration facilitation skills workshop in Indianapolis on November 15 and thought it might interest a few readers.
It's a very practical program with lots of info I've gleaned from my 30 years or so facilitating in varied settings with incredibly diverse participants. This link provides the basic program overview beyond what's highlighted above. An even more detailed description of each of the topics listed can be found here in PDF form.
The core content is at an intermediate to experienced level. Beginners are welcome, but understand they may lack some reference points that other attendees will already possess. People should leave the session prepared to do better at facilitating, but perhaps more importantly, think differently and better about what effective facilitation is.
I'm not sure the session merits the cost of flying in if you'd need to do so, but if you're within a drive of a few hours, it might be worth considering. Plus, a November weekday evening is perfect for getting a deeply discounted Priceline room in downtown Indy, perhaps as low as $60-$75 depending on your hotel "star" requirements.
I'm also available to do a comparable half-day program for other organizations (or a full-day version with more facilitation topics) and over the years have done so for many different groups of staff or volunteer leaders. If that would be of interest, please complete this form. It's the type of program you could cosponsor with another organization and split the investment required.
If you can't attend, but would like to help me spread the word, feel free to share the highlights image (just click and save) on Facebook or in other social media channels, as well as pass on this post as you see fit.
Many thanks in advance, and perhaps I will see some of you in November.