application
"taking the lead"
facilitation workshop

When May 22-23, 2017
Where Decision Theater North, 010 West Ridge Research Building, UAF Campus
Who Open to all UA Faculty and Staff
How Much Free (limited travel funding available from Anchorage and Juneau)
Application Deadline April 26, 2017
Acceptance Notice April 28, 2017


A two day hands-on workshop to build facilitation skills

Topics Include:

  • Working with diverse stakeholders: optimizing individual diversity, bridging disciplines, and respecting cultural backgrounds
  • Decision-making techniques: consultative (gathering input), facilitative (building consensus) and delegative (providing input) methods.
  • Managing difficult dynamics: facilitating volatile topics, managing difficult individuals, and handling interpersonal conflict.
  • Visualization: using visual elements and visualization facilities as facilitation aids.

Workshop leader John O'Riodan received 

Workshop leader John Riordan received his B.A. in Public Policy from Washington and Lee University and his M.A. in Educational Management from Makerere University in Uganda. John has been committed to challenging people and organization to reach their full potential for many years - first as a leadership program founder and director in East Africa, and now as an organization and leadership development consultant based in Washington D.C.


Please fill out the below form to submit your application for the Facilitation Workshop. The deadline for submittal is April 26, 2017, and notification of acceptance emails will go out on April 28, 2017.