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Spring 2025  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (56940)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/22/2025
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/12/2025
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56940/1253
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Fall 2024  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (31083)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/21/2024
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
10/12/2024
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31083/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2024  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (57234)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2024
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
04/06/2024
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (27 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2024
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57234/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Summer 2023  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (83235)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Extended May Session
 
05/20/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
 
06/03/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Summer2023
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83235/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2023  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (57615)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/18/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
04/08/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (26 of 31 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2023
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57615/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Summer 2022  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (87413)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/11/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
 
06/25/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Summer2022
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87413/1225
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (59023)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/26/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/16/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (27 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2022
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59023/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2021  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (54222)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/17/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
05/01/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2021
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54222/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Summer 2020  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (84295)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/12/2020
Fri 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
 
06/27/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (20 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Summer2020
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84295/1205
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2020  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (67688)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
05/02/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
04/04/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Open (25 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67688/1203

Summer 2019  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (84289)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Extended May Session
 
06/07/2019 - 06/08/2019
Fri, Sat 08:00AM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Open (20 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
Meets Fri, June 7 - Sat, June 8. 8:00-3:00. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jen+PA5136+Summer2019
Class Description:

Group process facilitation is used to help groups clarify and accomplish critical objectives and deliverables, achieve exceptional performance, solve complex problems, make high quality decisions, reach consensus, enhance learning and skill building using the strengths and knowledge of the group and help teams move through conflict. This seminar will introduce participants to a wide variety of participatory leadership, group decision making and meeting management theories, tools and techniques used to help groups meet their facilitation goals. Participants in this class will:

  • Identify and examine key components of facilitation and link facilitation challenges with possible solutions

  • Have a forum to clarify their facilitation capacities and goals and to share their experiences with each other

  • Enhance their facilitation skills and start to develop facilitation strategies for their own work and practice
Exam Format:
No exam.
Class Format:
The class meets all day Friday and a half-day on Saturday. The first day covers the Art of Participatory Leadership, the role of a facilitator, and team/group dynamics. The second half-day covers how to navigate group and individual conflicts, manage meetings, and how to facilitate strategic planning processes. This class is designed to be interactive with careful consideration of the diverse and collective interests of the participants. The class design allows for different cognitive learning styles, for the special and complex challenges of cross-cultural learning, and for collegial sharing.

This class includes lectures, case studies, a panel discussion, large-group and small-group discussions, and problem-solving exercises. At the end of the class participants will be asked to write a final paper incorporating what they learned during the seminar. Options for the final paper include:

  1. Case Summary Paper. This paper demonstrates the student's experience with facilitation and/or strategies for future facilitation.

  2. Investigative Paper. This paper investigates a topic related to facilitation. This paper should include a literature review and practitioner tools related to the topic.

  3. Observation and Analysis Paper. This paper involves: (1) observing a facilitated forum in the community (retreat, strategic planning session, public meeting, etc.); (2) a description and analysis of the session; (3) recommended tools and strategies for improvement.


The final paper is due Monday, July 9.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84289/1195
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorma001_jen_PA5136_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 March 2018

Summer 2018  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (84914)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
06/15/2018
Fri 08:00AM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
06/16/2018
Sat 08:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
Enrollment Status:
Open (19 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorma001+PA5136+Summer2018, http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jen+PA5136+Summer2018
Class Description:

Group process facilitation is used to help groups clarify and accomplish critical objectives and deliverables, achieve exceptional performance, solve complex problems, make high quality decisions, reach consensus, enhance learning and skill building using the strengths and knowledge of the group and help teams move through conflict. This seminar will introduce participants to a wide variety of participatory leadership, group decision making and meeting management theories, tools and techniques used to help groups meet their facilitation goals. Participants in this class will:

  • Identify and examine key components of facilitation and link facilitation challenges with possible solutions

  • Have a forum to clarify their facilitation capacities and goals and to share their experiences with each other

  • Enhance their facilitation skills and start to develop facilitation strategies for their own work and practice
Learning Objectives:

The seminar is designed to:

1. Identify and examine key components of facilitation and link facilitation challenges with possible solutions.

2. Create a rigorous dialogue among the students and instructors. Participants' experience, their perceptions and their reactions to the ideas will, in part, determine what and how much is learned.

3. Provide a forum for the students to clarify their facilitation capacities and goals and to share their experiences with each other.

4. Brief students on theories and practical tools and techniques of facilitation.

5. Enhance facilitation skills and assist learners in developing facilitation strategies for their own work and practice.

Grading:
Grading is on an A-F or S-N basis.
Exam Format:
No exam.
Class Format:
The class meets all day Friday and a half-day on Saturday. The first day covers the Art of Participatory Leadership, the role of a facilitator, and team/group dynamics. The second half-day covers how to navigate group and individual conflicts, manage meetings, and how to facilitate strategic planning processes. This class is designed to be interactive with careful consideration of the diverse and collective interests of the participants. The class design allows for different cognitive learning styles, for the special and complex challenges of cross-cultural learning, and for collegial sharing.

This class includes lectures, case studies, a panel discussion, large-group and small-group discussions, and problem-solving exercises. At the end of the class participants will be asked to write a final paper incorporating what they learned during the seminar. Options for the final paper include:

  1. Case Summary Paper. This paper demonstrates the student's experience with facilitation and/or strategies for future facilitation.

  2. Investigative Paper. This paper investigates a topic related to facilitation. This paper should include a literature review and practitioner tools related to the topic.

  3. Observation and Analysis Paper. This paper involves: (1) observing a facilitated forum in the community (retreat, strategic planning session, public meeting, etc.); (2) a description and analysis of the session; (3) recommended tools and strategies for improvement.


The final paper is due Monday, July 9.

Workload:

In addition to the final paper, participants are expected to watch four short videos and read a series of web based articles on the Art of Hosting, team/group dynamics and decision making, and conflict management before the class begins. Class participants are expected to attend both days of class and participate actively in the discussions. Class participants are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire class each day.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84914/1185
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorma001_jen_PA5136_Summer2018.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorma001_bonn0014_PA5136_Summer2017.pdf (Summer 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 March 2018

Summer 2017  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (87976)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/16/2017
Fri 08:00AM - 05:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
 
06/17/2017
Sat 08:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorma001+PA5136+Summer2017, http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bonn0014+PA5136+Summer2017
Class Description:

Group process facilitation is used to help groups clarify and accomplish critical objectives and deliverables, achieve exceptional performance, solve complex problems, make high quality decisions, reaching consensus, enhance learning and skill building using the strengths and knowledge of the group and help teams move through conflict. This seminar will introduce participants to a wide variety of participatory leadership, group decision making and meeting management theories, tools and techniques used to help groups meet their facilitation goals. Participants in this class will:

  • Identify and examine key components of facilitation and link facilitation challenges with possible solutions

  • Have a forum to clarify their facilitation capacities and goals and to share their experiences with each other

  • Enhance their facilitation skills and start to develop facilitation strategies for their own work and practice
Learning Objectives:

The seminar is designed to:

1. Identify and examine key components of facilitation and link facilitation challenges with possible solutions.

2. Create a rigorous dialogue among the students and instructors. Participants' experience, their perceptions and their reactions to the ideas will, in part, determine what and how much is learned.

3. Provide a forum for the students to clarify their facilitation capacities and goals and to share their experiences with each other.

4. Brief students on theories and practical tools and techniques of facilitation.

5. Enhance facilitation skills and assist learners in developing facilitation strategies for their own work and practice.

Grading:
Grading is on an A-F or S-N basis.
Class Format:

The class meets all day Friday and a half-day on Saturday. The first day covers the Art of Participatory Leadership, the role of a facilitator, and team/group dynamics. The second half-day covers how to navigate group and individual conflicts, manage meetings, and how to facilitate strategic planning processes. This class is designed to be interactive with careful consideration of the diverse and collective interests of the participants. The class design allows for different cognitive learning styles, for the special and complex challenges of cross-cultural learning, and for collegial sharing.

This class includes lectures, case studies, a panel discussion, large-group and small-group discussions, and problem-solving exercises. At the end of the class participants will be asked to write a final paper incorporating what they learned during the seminar. Options for the final paper include:

  1. Case Summary Paper. This paper demonstrates the student's experience with facilitation and/or strategies for future facilitation.

  2. Investigative Paper. This paper investigates a topic related to facilitation. This paper should include a literature review and practitioner tools related to the topic.

  3. Observation and Analysis Paper. This paper involves: (1) observing a facilitated forum in the community (retreat, strategic planning session, public meeting, etc.); (2) a description and analysis of the session; (3) recommended tools and strategies for improvement.

The final paper is due Monday, July 10.


Workload:

In addition to the final paper, participants are expected to watch four short videos and read a series of web based articles on the Art of Hosting, team/group dynamics and decision making, and conflict management before the class begins. Class participants are expected to attend both days of class and participate actively in the discussions. Class participants are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire class each day.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87976/1175
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorma001_bonn0014_PA5136_Summer2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorma001_jen_PA5136_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 March 2017

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