upcoming workshops


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May 25 – June 14, 2020 – online
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Synchronous

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Synchronous is a 3-week facilitated online course which will introduce you to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online (virtual) learning events. It will help you enhance skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate virtual learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of virtual facilitation and, if desired, practice virtual facilitation skills in a safe environment.

June 1 – 28, 2020 – online
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Design

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design is a four-week online course that offers participants opportunities to explore different approaches to developing effective online courses and/or learning experiences. FLO Design is a foundation course in the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) collection of courses and complements the FLO Fundamentals course, which focuses on online facilitation skills and strategies. In FLO Design, participants are introduced to a wide range of ideas about how people learn, best practices and recommended pedagogies to engage and support online learners, and several respected quality and accessibility frameworks to guide their design efforts.

June 10, 2020, 10:30-11:30am PDT – online
Three Keys to Great Learning Design

In this session, we’ll explore the somewhat nebulous topic of learning outcomes and why they are so important to the design of our learning events. We’ll demystify how you can leverage learning outcomes to create events where participants actually learn – not just be a fun place to hang out for a while! You’ll come away from this engaging session with three key strategies to apply right away to the design of your learning-related events.

November 2 – December 6, 2020 – online
Creating Effective Group Learning Experiences

This 5-week online course is designed as a practical introduction to adult learning design: just enough theory to guide practice and a variety of practical learning design skills and tools. All activities will be applicable to learning in organizations and will enable participants to translate what they learn into their workplace context. Participants can expect approximately 6 hours of work each week, including reading, online discussion posts and activities.

November 5 – 6, 2020 – Victoria, BC
Facilitation Fundamentals

Today’s facilitator is often required to co-ordinate group activites such as meetings, training, presentations, discussions, conference calls, planning, brainstorming and decision-making sessions. This course will identify how the role of a facilitator varies depending on the environment and situation. Learners will expand their facilitation skill set and develop a better understanding of how they can best respond to a variety of contexts. This interactive course will focus on the essentials of facilitation tools and methods. Learners will have an opportunity to practice a facilitation session focusing on realistic work-place challenges and to engage in a self-assessment, giving and receiving feedback from instructor and from/to peers. (Scroll down to the right dates after you visit the link at right.)

May 3 – June 6, 2021 – online
Creating Effective Group Learning Experiences

This 5-week online course is designed as a practical introduction to adult learning design: just enough theory to guide practice and a variety of practical learning design skills and tools. All activities will be applicable to learning in organizations and will enable participants to translate what they learn into their workplace context. Participants can expect approximately 6 hours of work each week, including reading, online discussion posts and activities.