Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

LEAD 382 - Principles of Effective Facilitation


Prerequisite, LEAD 302  or consent of instructor. In-depth exploration of the facilitation process as a key strategy for promoting lasting learning. Examines the difference between training, coaching, presenting and facilitating - with specific regard to the different and distinct learning spaces and outcomes that result from each. Interactive class sessions, self-assessments and community-based facilitation opportunities enable students to identify and enhance their natural facilitative skills and talents in the service of bringing out the best in others (individuals and groups). Topics include: Facilitating as a core competency for teachers and leaders; Creating an inclusive learning environment; Stages of facilitation (Assessment, design, delivery, evaluation); Identifying and removing obstacles to full participation; Facilitating effective decision-making and conflict resolution; Models of facilitation (e.g., SWOT -Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats; SOAR - Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results); Alternative facilitation objectives (e.g., Vision and Mission; Rules and Responsibilities; Creative Thinking; Resolving interpersonal conflicts). Requires an outside community commitment to be determined with LEAD partner organizations based on individual schedules and availability. May be used to satisfy the 3-credit "Applied capstone" (Leading in the Professions) or "Leading Change" requirement for the LEAD minor. P/NP. (Offered every year.) 3 credits