Facilitation is an extremely useful skill for a researcher, to help manage meetings and work with others, particularly if you work in teams, work with people as part of your research or have opportunities in public engagement. It is also an extremely useful skill to be able to demonstrate for your future career.
The LDC Development Team is offering a new series of short workshops for September/October to help attendees gain and practise skills in facilitation. The series begins with a webinar to help you learn more about facilitation, followed by workshops focuses on specific aspects and practice to learn and practise some essential techniques in facilitation. The series includes two workshops to help you apply the techniques to develop your own teaching sessions that focus on experiential learning.
The workshops are as follows (click on the link for further details and registration):
|06 Sep||12:30 – 13:30||Introduction to Facilitation|
|07 Sep||13:00 – 15:00||Asking Good Questions as a Facilitator|
|20 Sep||13:00 – 15:00||Becoming a Facilitator|
|21 Sep||13:00 – 15:00||Facilitating Meetings|
|04 Oct||13:00 – 15:00||Designing & Facilitating Experiential Learning Exercises|
|05 Oct||13:00 – 15:00||Designing & Facilitating Development Workshops|
Note: Attendance at the webinar is recommended for attendance at the other workshops. Some of the workshop replace the full-day workshop, ‘Facilitation Methods and their Application in the Development of PGRs’ presented in 2016/17. The webinar and workshops will be repeated later in 2018.
New Development Tutor Scheme
The workshops are open to all postgraduate researchers at Liverpool and you can register for each workshop singly, or you can attend these workshops in preparation for the new Development Tutor Scheme that is being offered to postgraduate researchers in 2017-18. The scheme includes:
- training in facilitation,
- observation sessions,
- paid engagement at workshops, including assisting in LDC Development team webinars, but you are encouraged, and supported, to design and deliver your own short workshops
- the development of online materials to support the postgraduate community at Liverpool.
Registration for this scheme formally opens at the start of Oct 2017, but you can view further details of the scheme on our website:
LDC Development Team