Experiential Online Techniques to Engage, Connect, Reflect, and Build Community:
Two interactive and collaborative sessions on October 24th and November 28th 2023 12:00-4:00 EST. With a follow-up session TBD in Winter of 2024.
The workshop includes your choice of one of Jen Stanchfield's books or facilitation tools. In addition, eight professional development hours are available. Limited to 20 participants.
Join this dynamic and collaborative online professional development series and fill your toolbox with interactive brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, and promote meaningful engagement, reflection, and group dialogue. We will focus on ways to thoughtfully design and sequence remote and in-person learning experiences to increase engagement, and meet specific therapeutic, training, and group development goals. Join this dynamic session, take advantage of teachable moments, and bring learning to life with engaging participant-centered reflection techniques for in-person and remote learning.
Enliven online training and meetings with active, brain-based methods, including movement, metaphor, art, and interactive dialogue, to increase emotional connection, relevancy, and depth of understanding. Take away inspiration, new perspectives, and practical tools for weaving meaningful reflection, connection, and ownership throughout online lessons and experiences.
We will explore:
- Experiential brain-based techniques to empower online participants to engage meaningfully, take ownership of learning, and build a positive and inclusive online learning community
- Ideas of cultivating the fundamentals of experiential facilitation online, including participant voice, choice and control, sequencing, ongoing assessment, and meaningful reflection to create lasting lessons
- Compelling research from the neuroscience field that informs facilitation, engagement, and social-emotional skills development
- Engaging online reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations
- The role of the facilitator as a guide and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of the group and individual needs and differences
Tuition includes a copy of one of Jen Stanchfield's latest books: Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation or Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community and Create Lasting Lessons. The session will be limited to 20 people to encourage collaboration and sharing.
What participants are saying about the online Inspiration and Support Sessions:
"This has been amazing. The time flies because the sessions are so engaging. I received my money's worth in the first hour of the first session!"
"I appreciate that, along with sharing your useful tools and techniques, you have helped us engage with and learn from each other. Your style gives everyone ownership in the learning process."
"I love collaborating with, and hearing experiences and perspectives from educators outside my day-to-day network. How cool to be in a learning community with people from India, Japan, Quebec, and all regions of the U.S."
"You opened my eyes regarding the options that exist within Zoom for bringing experiential engagement and team-building methods online! Thank you for helping me create a positive learning community for my teams and engage them in meaningful reflection."