By: Britt Andreatta
Duration: 1h 9m
Released: Sep 21, 2017
A successful workshop can have a profound impact on participants, introducing them to concepts and ways of thinking that can spark professional development and personal growth. In order to facilitate such an event, you need the right structure, process, and content. In this course, Britt Andreatta, PhD, discusses the role of the facilitator, and walks through how to effectively design, prepare for, and facilitate a workshop. Britt kicks off the course by covering the different types of workshop facilitation, and sharing tips for catering to the unique needs of adult learners. Next, she shows how to set yourself up for success by building a solid learning plan and agenda, designing the right activities, and tackling the logistics of the event. Britt then explains how to handle the workshop itself, including how to keep things on track and deal with challenging dynamics. Plus, she discusses how to extend the learner's journey after the event.
- Facilitating adult learners
- Best practices in workshop design
- Understanding your participants
- Designing the right activities
- Preparing the logistics
- Facilitating the workshop
- Keeping things on track
- Increasing participation and collaboration
- Solving unexpected problems
- Dealing with challenging dynamics
- Creating closure
- 1. The Facilitator's Role
- 2. Preparing for the Workshop
- 3. Facilitating the Workshop
- 4. Following the Workshop
Dr. Britt Andreatta knows how to harness human potential. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, she has a profound understanding of how to unlock the best in people.
Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience consulting with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Corporate clients include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, as well as companies such as Avvo, LinkedIn, Franklin Covey, Alter Eco Foods, DPR Construction, and 15Five. Dr. Andreatta has also worked with major educational institutions like the University of California, Dartmouth College, and the University of New Mexico, as well as nonprofit organizations like the YMCA and Norton Healthcare.
Britt has published several titles on learning and leadership, including Neuroscience of Learning, Leading Change, Having Difficult Conversations, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Her latest book, Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Master Any Skill, is available on Amazon.com and her next book, Wired to Resist, will be out in the spring of 2017.
A highly sought-after speaker, Britt delivered a TEDx talk called "How Your Past Hijacks Your Future" and she regularly speaks at corporate events and international conferences, receiving rave reviews like "best speaker of the entire event." Her courses on Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning have received over 2 million views.
Dr. Andreatta has served as professor and dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and several graduate schools. She regularly consults with executives and organizations on how to maximize their full potential.
Britt has won several prestigious awards, including the gold medal for Chief Learning Officer magazine's Trailblazer Award for the leadership development program she implemented at Lynda.com, a LinkedIn company. She was nominated for the Strategy Award for her work designing a performance management program based on growth mindset principles.
She has served as the chief learning officer for Lynda.com and senior learning consultant for global leadership and talent development at LinkedIn. She continues to partner with Lynda.com and LinkedIn as an author and thought leader on learning and leadership.