The Creative, Original Facilitator Workshop
Fun Full-day Workshop
This workshop is
for professional facilitators, trainers, OD practitioners, coaches, consultants, educators, and anyone else who wants to bring
more of your own creativity and originality into your facilitation and activity design in purposeful ways - especially if
you want to facilitate the creativity of your participants.
Use Your Creativity to Create a Memorable,
One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience for Your Participants!
This program focuses on YOU as a uniquely creative
individual, and using your unique creativity to create compelling, original, engaging content for your particpants. Effectively
getting groups to open to experiential creative approaches begins with increasing your comfort, ease, and flexibility with
your own creativity...and owning it! :-)
"Michelle has a delightful ability to coach, teach
and transform her audience all in one workshop. From the first moment to the closing activity, we absorbed her teachings in
a way that will improve and inspire our own facilitation abilities." ~ Linda Warren, spring workshop participant
In this workshop, we will focus on:
• being a more creative, adaptive, original,
resilient, engaging, and fun facilitator and experience designer
• feeling more comfortable thinking and
creating on your feet in the moment
• discovering and using your unique creative gifts, skills, and talents
to design and create original,
captivating content and experiences
• meeting the unexpected
as a game and bouncing back light heartedly when things go awry
• letting go of controls and mindsets that
otherwise inhibit your creative thinking and a group’s potential
• having fun (and making things fun
You will learn how to:
• quickly and easily engage participants
• be at ease shifting your agenda in real time to meet what’s really happening in the room
use the group to help co-create your way out of “mistakes” into what’s most useful and alive for them
• create or modify activities for the particular group and learning objectives
• draw forth the
energy, passion, and assets of your participants - and keep them engaged!
• cultivate the attitudes and behaviors for using creative approaches
• create a safe,
vibrant and receptive learning environment - while reducing resistance (yours and theirs)
We’ll explore lively pre-workshop
rituals to prepare yourself to be creative, agile and adaptive in the room; and principles and practices for creative engagement
in your workshop facilitation and design. Please note: This workshop is not an intro to facilitation - it is for those
who already have facilitation and workshop design basics.
You will experience a variety
of vibrant whole-brain activities based in storytelling, improvisational theater, visual imagery, somatics/movement, accelerated
learning, ritual, inquiry, applied creativity methods, and more! And, you’ll get to practice creating your own original
activities or modifying existing ones in ways that are unique, effective, and relevant for you...and meet your particpant's
• a process for actualizing your creativity on
an ongoing basis
• increased comfort, confidence and ease thinking and creating on your feet in real time
and increased resilience in the face of the unexpected
• techniques to use beyond the workshop setting to create your original content
methods to increase participant engagement quickly and easily
• whole brain creative practices to use with
yourself and others
• and....a new group of friends, colleagues and potential collaborators
Details: Saturday, October 15. 9:30am-4:00pm. At the Center for Movement Theatre, conveniently located at 4321
Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (entrance on Windom Place).
Registration: $207. Last
day to register is October 13.
Groups that co-create together in a fun, safe space tend to bond quickly - and
people bond in these workshops! This is from a few of the last workshop's participants:
"Thank you for
an information-packed, fun-filled Saturday." ~ M.C.
"Thank each of you for the gift you brought to today's
session and shared with so much abundance and creative abandon.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and really learnt
lots!" ~ A. K.
"Thanks for bringing us together in such a fun, stimulating way!' ~ M.R.
an inspiring workshop." ~ M.S.
"It was a pleasure and lovely mix of energy in the room. Thank you for a wonderful
learning experience." ~ J.G.
"What a huge gift! Thank each of you for showing up with such love, openness and
vulnerability." ~ C.G.
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