Tackling Facilitation Challenges: PARCEO’s 1st Seminar Series
On October 6th, we launched our seminar series, an ongoing space for personal and professional development and support. We spent the morning at El Museo del Barrio discussing facilitation challenges, a theme that grew out of our August 26th Facilitation Training. During the seminar, we shared our stories and experience, and explored skills and ideas to support our growth. We modeled PAR principles as we facilitated and responded to shared challenges. Our prompt question was: What comes to mind when you hear the word participation?
The seminar series grew out of our Community Symposium (March 2013) where collaborating groups expressed a desire for a space to gather and build connections with each other; share information and resources; and soundboard about their work while learning from the works of others. In addition to ongoing PARCEO-facilitated trainings, including Facilitation and Co-facilitation and Evaluations, PARCEO’s seminar series offers a forum for resource-sharing, skill-building and getting to know each other. Each session’s theme builds from the feedback, interests, and needs of participants.