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2 | Skills: Building Capacity as a Facilitator

Facilitating a school improvement effort grounded in transformational learning—the kind that changes the way a group of educators think about their own practice—involves more than moving through a set of steps or tools. Transformational learning is a nonlinear process that requires creative facilitation. Developing the right kind of communication, relational, and analytical skills can help a facilitator spark, navigate, and shape team conversations so that learning and decision making can happen collectively and meaningfully.

Learning Objectives

Teachers will...

  • Understand five fundamental skills for facilitating teams in effective school improvement conversations.

  • Gain familiarity with strategies to use when encountering different facilitation challenges.

In this guide...

Explore skills for effective facilitation of professional learning

Consider ways of using facilitator moves in challenging scenarios

Review resources for building and reflecting on facilitation skills

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