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M - Intermediate

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This tutorial gives students conceptual tools as well as a variety of skills important for the effective group facilitator. Concepts such as community, diversity, paradox, power, authority, and leadership comprise the core of this tutorial. Through weekly practice, students will gain and hone the following skills: Read nonverbal communication in culturally respectful ways, listen actively not only to individual speakers but also to discussion threads, observe patterns of individual and group behaviors, demonstrate self-knowledge, courage, and humility by acknowledging privilege and power, ask clarifying questions to sharpen understanding, invite diverse perspectives to contribute to idea generation or collective inquiry process, re-direct group focus on task, neutrally reflect back to the group observed patterns of individual and group behaviors, facilitate group decision-making effectively, constructively and creatively engage individuals and groups with conflict, exercise authority appropriately and ethically, identify and appreciate individual and group contributions to collective efforts. Students will learn various organizational structures, rules, practices and processes, and the responsibilities of and relationships between directors/trustees, staff, and owners (including social ownership). In addition to readings and written assignments, students will participate in Steering, ACM, and one other group of their choice, for a total of 75-hours of academic engagement in total with the option to register for a second term for individualized practice and coaching. Evaluation will be based on two written reflections, facilitation practice, and a final case study. This tutorial is a one- or two-term commitment, but two terms must be taken to earn a credit for the tutorial; enrollment does not have to be in consecutive terms.



A psychology, sociology, or politics course is helpful; permission of instructor required.

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