Creative Facilitation 1

Using Creative Arts as Facilitation Tools

Online, Europe/Africa Timezones

This experiential training introduces you to the world of Creative Empowerment Facilitation. You’ll learn strategies for building safety that allows people to take creative risks. You’ll gain a framework for integrating creative practices into all aspects of your facilitation. You’ll build a tool box of easy-to-lead activities you can use the very next day to bring depth and heart to your programs.

You’ll experience the life enhancing benefits of Creative Facilitation first hand. Expect to walk away with new confidence in your own creativity and ability to be an engaging and inspiring leader.



This is the first session of Creative Facilitation 1 to be offered in an online format. Typically this training is offered in person over the course of two full days, but due to the intense nature of participating online, we will hold this training over the course of four days to include four 3-hour sessions.

  • Friday, September 25 | 1 pm – 4 pm*
  • Saturday, September 26 | 9 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, October 2 | 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 3 | 9 am – 12 pm

*US and Canada Pacific Timezone
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This first online CF1, the scheduled session times and fees are targetted towards a North American audiences, but all are welcome to register. Stay tuned for other sessions of CF1 that will better serve other parts of the world.

Participation in all four sessions is required. If there is a small portion that you have to miss, please contact us before the training.


TRAINING DETAILS

  • This 12 hour training will take place in PYE’s private and secure online Zoom room and will be highly interactive. You can expect to meet in large and small groups using both your video and audio.
  • We welcome you to join the workshop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time so that you can get oriented and ready to participate when the session starts.
  • Before registering, review the workshop materials, technical requirements and tips that are listed below.
  • Registration for this training is limited to 25 participants in North America.
  • The registration fees are on a Sliding Scale based on your affiliation.
  • If you need additional financial support in order to participate, you are welcome to submit an application to our Scholarship Program. If you apply for a scholarship, you will be contacted when a space becomes available. Please note that we may not be able to get you into the training dates of your choice.

After submitting the registration form and paying the registration fee, you will receive an email confirmation along with links to join the sessions on Zoom. It is your responsibility to contact us prior to the start of the training if you have not received the Zoom links.


WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Prepare the following materials to have with you for this training.

  • Black pen or pencil.
  • 8½ x 11 paper or a journal for writing.
  • Oil pastels or crayons.
  • Colored markers (wide-tip are ideal).
  • A couple sheets of large drawing paper (18″X22″ is a good size). If these aren’t accessible to you, tape smaller sheets of paper together.
  • Optional: Musical instruments, costumes, scarves…

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate fully, and to allow for the highest level of participation, you will need to have the following:

  • Laptop or desktop computer. This training will provide instructions for using Zoom on a desktop or laptop computer. Although it is possible to lead Zoom meetings from a tablet or mobile device, you will be limited in what features and functions you have access to. We will be providing instructions for how to use the Zoom features on desktop devices. Also, for the purposes of this training, a computer or laptop monitor will enable you to better see and engage with the workshop content, as well as with the other participants. It is also ideal to have a device with a physical keyboard.
  • Zoom Desktop Client. On your device, be sure to install or update the Zoom desktop client Version 5.3.1 for Mac, PC, Chrome OS or Linux.
  • Zoom account. Create an account for yourself with Zoom if you do not already have one.
  • Webcam, speakers, and microphone. Mostly likely your device has these elements built in and ready to use. Make sure that they are working properly on your device and on Zoom.
  • WiFi. When possible, connect to the internet with a physical cable connection, not just Wi-Fi. This will give you much greater speed and service.
  • Power Source. Be sure to have power for the entire 3 hour session.

TIPS FOR THE BEST INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

  • Space. A quiet and distraction free space to work in with a bit of room for some physical activities.
  • Lighting. Make sure you have a stronger source of light in front of you than behind you, too much light behind you and you will appear as a silhouette.
  • Headset. A headset will greatly reduce the chance for feedback and improve your voice quality. Headsets that connect via USB are the best choice.
  • Location. Wind and background noise makes your device’s microphone adjust and your voice may sound muffled. Also, don’t have anything behind you that may be distracting to those who are on the other side.
  • Close Other Applications. This will maximize processing power of your device to improve the quality of your Zoom session.

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September 25 - October 03, 2020
(1pm-4pm Fridays, 9am-12pm Saturdays (Pacific Time))

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Zoom, Online, Europe/Africa Timezones

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Four 3-hour Sessions

Prerequisites: None

Registration Fee: Sliding Scale, $200-$600, scholarship opportunities available

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