• Austin, Texas • February 6th, 2018• The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation and Teaching

$ 95.00 $ 125.00
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Hosted by McKinney Roughs Nature Center • Highway 71 W, Cedar Creek

Workshop tuition includes lunch and your choice of one of Jen Stanchfield's latest books. Special Very Early Bird rate of $95.00 available now.

Join this interactive workshop and fill your group facilitation or teaching toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away practical strategies to facilitate meaningful reflection and create lasting lessons. Empower participants to take ownership over learning, practice important social-emotional skills and build a positive, productive environment. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as a facilitator or educator.

We will explore:

•Experiential, brain-based strategies to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually

•New research from the field of educational neuroscience that supports and informs experiential education and social-emotional learning

•Strategies for increasing  involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning experiences

•Fundamentals of experiential group facilitation and teaching such as the importance of participant choice and control, sequencing, ongoing assessment, and meaningful reflection to create lasting lessons

•Interactive activities to build community and promote social and emotional learning while enlivening lessons and differentiating instruction

•A variety of group-building activities to develop rapport, respect, positive communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity

•Methods to help educators design, sequence, facilitate and adapt activities to enhance learning outcomes and take advantage of “teachable moments”

•Innovative reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations

•Experiential, brain-based methods to teach, review, and reinforce lessons in a dynamic and engaging way

•The role of the facilitator as guide, and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences

Whether you are new to the field and looking for an introduction to the possibilities of experiential facilitation, or an experienced practitioner looking for new ideas and inspiration, join in with a playful spirit and take away a valuable set of tools to enhance your work.

VERY EARLY BIRD RATE available through December 1st. Tuition includes lunch and a copy of one of Jen Stanchfield's latest books.

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