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State of Rhode Island

Office of Library & Information Services

Adult Services: Facilitating Community Conversations

Further Reading

Community Conversation Resources

Meeting Description

February 28, 2019

East Providence Public Library

Having strong facilitation skills are key component of running an engaging public program. In this workshop, participants will learn facilitation techniques that maximize the use of their skills and settings and learn strategies to help patrons stay motivated to learn. Participants will come up with facilitation strategies that will enhance the programs they are developing and practice a few strategies in front of their peers.

Workshop Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of effective strategies for engaging patrons in discussions and activities.
  • Use specific facilitation techniques that are effective for leading and managing group discussions.
  • Troubleshoot through potential challenges that may occur during group discussions.