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Facilitation 101 - Leading Groups to Learn Together

4 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Learn techniques and strategies to catalyze learning and group development in workshops, events, meetings, and team retreats.

Hosted by

Kari Marken, PhD

PhD in Teaching. Consultant. University Lecturer. 20+ years experience.

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Course overview

Facilitation 101: Leading Groups to Learn Together.


There’s a lot of buzz in organizations about learning, growth, collaboration, and team problem-solving. In this course, you'll learn and practice techniques that will turn any group experience into a group learning opportunity.

This course is for you if...

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You want to inspire and motivate your team, but you walk out of the room feeling like the sessions you lead with groups are falling flat.

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You're tired of feeling unsure if the group is actually learning together when you invest so much time and money in Learning & Development.

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You care deeply about growth, collaboration, learning systems & building resilient, high-performing teams.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Connect to the group with confidence and conviction

Break the 3 worst habits leaders make when communicating instructions to a group. Build new habits that work, drawing on the principles of great questions, pauses, and play.

Curate the right amount of material for a session

Select and prioritize the most impactful content, interactive moments, and feedback loops;

Create great sessions (online & in-person)

Craft an inspiring group session using the 4-key 'creative' ingredients of great teaching: purpose, props, place, and pace;

What people are saying

        Dr. Kari Marken has the capacity to deepen our understanding of the essentials of learning and growth. I am humbled to have met her and hope to continue to work with her in making significant strides in discovering new methods and means in building learning organizations and unlocking the potential of the workforce. ”
Nahal Yousefian

Nahal Yousefian

Director of Human Resources, Netflix Animation Studios
        If you need an educational event to be truly memorable - Kari Marken’s unique skillset creates an experience for participants that they won’t soon forget. Not many people have the people skills, the on-stage presence, the academic understanding and the ability to bring out the very best in a team like Kari can.
Sam Bradd

Sam Bradd

Principal, Drawing Change

Meet your teacher, Dr. Marken

Kari Marken, PhD

Kari Marken, PhD

University Lecturer, Educational Designer & Consulting Business Founder

I love teaching—so much so that I earned a PhD in the study of, you guessed it, teaching. I’m building this course because all leaders should know how group facilitation works to enhance the learning potential in their teams.


I’m a University Lecturer at the Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada, teaching Creativity and Communication courses across Executive Education, undergraduate, and graduate-level programs. In addition, I run a consulting business - edie - and have worked extensively with organizations as an Educational Designer, Consultant, and Teaching & Learning Strategist. Learn more about my career on LinkedIn.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Facilitation 101 - Leading Groups to Learn Together

Cohort 1

$500 CAD

Dates

Jan 24 - 27, 2023

Payment Deadline

Jan 29, 2023

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 2 days

Course Topics & Takeaways

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Create: Design Tools for Planning Great Sessions

Craft an inspiring group session using the 4-key 'creative' ingredients of great group facilitation: purpose, props, place, and pace;

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Curate: Take Control of Time and Content Delivery

Select and prioritize the most impactful content, interactive moments, and feedback loops. Take control of time and information flow.

03

Communicate: Present with Confidence & Clarity

Break the 3 worst habits leaders make when communicating instructions to a team. Build new habits that work, drawing on the principles of questions, pauses, and play.

04

Connect: Build Trust and Grow Communities that Learn Together

Harness the power of repetition, story & collective meaning-making.  Know who you are in the room. Set the group up on a catalytic learning journey in the first 10 minutes.


Course schedule

6-7 hours
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24th / Wednesday, Jan. 25th / Thursday, Jan. 26th

    5:00 - 6:30 pm PST

    Live, interactive, facilitated sessions on Zoom. All sessions are taught by Kari and will include a combination of activities, mini-lectures, discussions, and project-based work.

  • Office Hour After-Class

    6:30-7:00 pm (Optional)

    Join an open Office Hours "Ask Me Anything" session every day after class for 30 minutes.

  • "What's Lingering?" Lunch n' Learn

    Jan. 27th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Optional)

    Now that the course is finished, let's have lunch together and chat informally about what's lingering. What do we want to keep learning about?

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Join an upcoming cohort

Facilitation 101 - Leading Groups to Learn Together

Cohort 1

$500 CAD

Dates

Jan 24 - 27, 2023

Payment Deadline

Jan 29, 2023

Don't miss out! Enrollment closes in 2 days

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