Note: This workshop is capped at 24 participants

Total Workshop Time: 2.5 Hours

Pre-requisites: None


Imagine you’re leading a meeting or facilitating a training and you throw out a question to your participants. The only thing you hear in response are crickets chirping in the background. Has this ever happened to you? If it has, you’re not alone! As facilitators it can sometimes be hard to engage our audiences. Many people in our audiences are tired, at least a third of them just don’t get enough sleep. If not tired, they’re used to being continuously engaged by modern technologies: smart phones, Netflix and social media. Part of our job is to help participants stay awake, pay attention, participate in the discussion, and think about the content we’re sharing. Join us to learn some practical tips and techniques for ensuring audience participation and avoiding the sound of crickets chirping!

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to create a safe learning environment for workshop participants
  • Explore appropriate strategies to keep workshop participants engaged
  • Explore best-practice facilitation and adult learning techniques

Facilitated by: Kelsey Tate Hartman, Assistant Director, 4VA

Workshop Classifications

Level: Intermediate

Type: Single Session

Competency: Communication

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