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Course Description

Start with any of the 5 core courses, offered twice a year.
This course is 12 learning hours including the 6 hours of live sessions.  It is recommended that learners spend approximately 4 hours per week on this course,  including the 2 hour live session.


A significant part of the magic of adult education lies in the interaction that takes place amongst participants during the learning experience. Working the groups can be both exhilarating and extremely challenging. Frequently, despite the best-laid plans of adult educators, the unexpected happens during the session. Sessions can rise and fall based on the ability of the facilitator’s understanding of, and ability to work with, the group’s dynamics.  We will present a basic introduction to theories, strategies, skills and tools that can be helpful in dealing with them.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Role of the Facilitator; Listening Skills
  • Module 2: Force-Field Analysis Tool and Group Development
  • Module 3: Delivering Feedback and Dealing with Difficult Situations

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the importance of the Facilitator role within Adult Education
  • explain the elements of one group process tool - forcefield analysis
  • demonstrate "active" listening skills
  • describe multiple facilitator strategies for supporting learner buy-in and participation
  • describe key elements involved in providing constructive feedback
  • identify various strategies for addressing "problem" behaviours

Notes

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Those interested in working in the field of adult education (training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.)
  • Those interested in designing learning programs for adults.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Effective Facilitation
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 08, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 14, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, July 8, 2022
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-9:00 pm (2 hour sessions).  Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
Section Title
Effective Facilitation
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 06, 2023 to Jan 27, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2023 to Jan 26, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, January 6, 2023. 
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-9:00 pm (2 hour sessions).  Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
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