Learn to Facilitate at the LA Eco-Village

Ron Milam facilitating a session at the recent LA Streets Summit (photo taken by Drew Reed)

As a resident of the LA Eco-Village and professional facilitator, I’m pleased to invite you to the following three trainings scheduled to take place at LA Eco-Village over the next few months:

Introduction to Facilitation, April 1, 7pm to 9pm

Facilitators play a key role in helping a group make decisions.  They help create a safe environment where everyone feels like their input is valued.  In this workshop, you’ll explore the benefits of facilitation, explore the group decision making process, explore various tools a facilitator uses, and have the opportunity to practice facilitating a group (and receive feedback on your efforts).
Advanced Facilitation, May 19, 7pm to 9pm
This workshop explores more sophisticated tools and strategies that facilitators use to ensure groups effectively reach decisions.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice facilitating challenging situations and receive feedback on from the instructor and training participants.
Running Effective Meetings, June 15, 7pm to 9pm
This workshop explores the key components necessary to ensure meetings are effective and result in decisions that help an organization move forward.  These components include: developing an agenda, knowing people’s roles and responsibilities, having a decision making process, facilitation and good listening skills.
The fee for each workshop is $35 (with a sliding scale for those that need it).

Reservations are required – To reserve a spot email crsp@igc.org or call (213) 738-1254.

For those that can’t attend the workshop, check out my top 10 tips for facilitation, recently published by the International Institute for Facilitation and Change’s Bonfire Newsletter, another great resource out there for folks wanting to polish their facilitation skills.