All of the effort you and others will put into organizing a workshop has one primary end - learning. The participants will be learning about the workshop topics, about themselves and their AFS roles, and the about the ocher participants and the organization that binds them together. Your primary role will be facilitating the learning chat takes place.
This guide will cover the basics of facilitating an effective workshop. The same that is said of teaching can be said of workshop facilitation. It is both a science and an art. Much of this module will address the "science" of facilitation. There are seeps and standards chat can be followed in preparing for and running a workshop. These are skills that can be learned and used over and over again. The "art" of facilitating workshops comes from your own inspiration. There are a myriad of creative choices chat a facilitator can make when working with participants. As you gain experience, you will see how the science and art continually come together as mutually supportive strands of effective facilitation.
This guide is designed to cover the same topics char are covered in the weekend training session you have participated in.
The topics include:preparing for the workshop, facilitating for different learning styles, creating a learning environment, communicating effectively, achieving the workshop goals, and evaluating the results. The contents are designed to be useful reminders as you prepare for and facilitate any workshop, including the student-family liaison modules that are contained in this manual.