Course Description for Senior Facilitation
Description: This elective class builds on the skills gained from Facilitation class. It prepares students on a weekly basis for each weekâ€™s breakout session. Senior facilitators will take a leadership role in the discussion of the theoretical material. They will mentor new facilitators in techniques of facilitating discussion. They will deliberately apply the communication and conflict resolution techniques. They undertake an independent senior facilitation project that will add something to the Colloquium class or the community of facilitators. The first hour of class will prepare facilitators for each breakout session on a weekly basis tailored specifically to the materials and assignments that will be relevant to that weekâ€™s lessons. Leadership theory, principles of facilitating discussion, and communication and conflict resolution skills will be addressed. Each senior facilitator will meet one-on-one with the instructor to discuss his or her senior facilitation project.
Availability: One semester per year