What it is
Have you ever been part of a group (in class, online, or in the workplace):
- Where you didn’t feel comfortable or empowered to participate?
- Where one group member was being culturally insensitive to another?
- Where you felt bullied?
We can all relate to having experienced BAD group dynamics. Yet group work is critical to creating effective student engagement, even good work team relations. Learn about some dynamic strategies for promoting and enhancing positive group dynamics that enable everyone to participate!
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
- Reveal insights and paths through non-verbal expressions
- Stop counterproductive activities and behaviours, making space for productive collaboration and innovations
- Rapidly generate and sift through a group’s most powerful actionable ideas
- Use Liberating Structures to pave the way for successful group interactions while creating an emotionally safe environment
How we’ll do it
We will model the importance of creating a trusting group climate in order to promote the work of the group. You, in turn, will be able to use these same techniques in your classroom, online course space, and team meetings.
How we got here
For some background on how we got here, please listen to this short audio clip, which all started with the “Storming the Ivory Tower” event with Ross Laird held last fall.
Who should come
Students, faculty, and staff are ALL welcome at this event, as well as interested parties from other institutions.
Format and details
Join us for a two-hour workshop in our new Collaboration Room (S0620), New Westminster campus on October 23 from 9-11AM.
Click here for REGISTRATION information.