03.11.05 Roundtable@REI: Building the Facilitation Community in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/09/2005 - 19:08.
03/11/2005 - 13:00

Developing dialogue and inclusion: Building the Facilitation Community
in NEO

inquiry, deliberative discussion and other techniques of large group
facilitation are critical to our economic future. Northeast Ohio has has one of
the largest concentrations of trained facilitators in the country. David
Cooperrider at Case designed Appreciative Inquiry, and it is widely taught at
Case and Cleveland State. Kim Sebaly of Kent State University is one of the
nation's leading experts on deliberative discussion. The Gestalt Institute of
Cleveland is a global leader in providing training in personal growth and group

You're invited to
a gathering of Cleveland area facilitators and people interested in
facilitation. Lead by Jack Ricchiutto, Principal, SmartMeetingDesign.com

The focus is to
create a space for people to share best practices, tools, and success stories.
We will also use this process to begin a facilitator mentoring network. One of
Northern Ohio's richest and most valuable resources is the network of
facilitation expertise here. The intention of this event is to connect people
for shared learning and resources.

At the conclusion
of the process, we'll explore interest in creating a regional Facilitation
Community of Practice for ongoing live and online learning and resource sharing.
This is a free event - the space is sponsored by the Center for Regional
Economic Issues and the SBC Foundation.

Date: Friday
March 11, 2005
Time: 2:00 P.M. -
4:00 P.M.
Place: Case,
Peter B Lewis Building, Room 106, 11119 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH

Who's invited:
Area corporate, non-profit, and community facilitators, organizers, moderators,
as well as people interested in facilitation - and anyone else in these
categories in your social network you want to invite, please forward this

RSVP: (and any
questions, suggestions) to jack [at] designinglife [dot] com">Jack Ricchiuto
- Register
by clicking here.


Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 106
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