Become a Facilitator
Delaware Humanities facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities.
Reflective conversations get people talking with each other about a question or topic that people may think about differently depending on their personal beliefs and experiences. This training will provide you with tools to plan and facilitate these conversations both at work and within the broader community.
We recognize people will have varying comfort levels for gathering in person, so we are offering opportunities for people to attend a training in person or online.
During the training you will:
- learn about facilitation and reflective conversation.
- have an opportunity to practice new skills and techniques.
- reflect on and share your own beliefs and assumptions and listen to beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences different than your own.
- design and participate in reflective conversations and debriefs that analyze facilitation tools and choices.
You will leave feeling more confident and equipped to:
- observe and respond to group dynamics.
- design and facilitate a conversation that allows people and groups to learn more deeply about themselves and each other.
- use Oregon Humanities framework and tools to facilitate a reflective conversation at your workplace or in your community work.
Training fee of $549 will be waived in 2022 by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ A More Perfect Union.
In-Person trainings are limited to the first twenty people to sign up. Masks are not required, though we imagine that some people might opt to wear them. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and DHSS protocol about in-person gatherings, and we’ll be ready to make changes and adapt. We will spend our time together talking in large and small groups, in a mid-sized rooms at the Killens Pond Nature Center in Felton, DE. We will provide a light breakfast and lunch on both days.
Delaware Humanities Facilitation Training is made possible in part thanks to the support of the National Endowment of the Humanities and Oregon Humanities.
The FY23 cohort is full. Please check back in the summer of 2023 for the next opportunity to apply!