Hamline Events

Anti-Oppressive Facilitation: Making Meetings Awesome For Everyone

Date: December 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Name: Valentine Cadieux Phone: 651-5232051 Email: kvcadieux01@hamline.edu
Location: Anderson 111
Sponsor: Sustainability Department
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Autumn Brown of the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance will facilitate this training; we are excited to welcome them to campus, and we invite anyone interested in learning how to make meetings awesome and sustaining for your colleagues! 

Inefficient and ineffective meetings can leave people feeling drained, exhausted, or discouraged, rather than inspired and energized. Good meetings help build strong, effective organizations and successful projects. Even organizations with great meeting process inadvertently perpetuate barriers to full member participation and access to democratic process. This happens through group dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege.   

Whether or not you tend to act as facilitator at meetings you attend, building your facilitation skills will help you make your meetings better, more inclusive, and more fully democratic! In this workshop we will skill share meeting facilitation tools, from agenda building tips to addressing sticky situations. Beginners and pros are both welcome; come to develop new skills or strengthen the ones you have.    

Please come to the workshop ready to listen, grow, and support your peers. Let us know below how we can make the space as sustaining as possible for you -- and please come as scent-free as possible. If you need to come for only part of the time, please note that below and we will work with you to enter the space well.