ALA 471 - Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
1 - 3
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) 471: Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building is offered to undergraduate Residence Education staff members who facilitate ALA 171: Making the Most of Michigan. Students read about, discuss, and practice six facilitation skills.

1. Listening (active, generative)

2. Asking questions that produce discussion and reflection

3. Getting participants to ask each other questions and follow up on ideas

4. Encouraging sharing of experiences and ideas

5. Noticing and managing dynamics

6. Planning and logistics

Each ALA 471 class includes discussion of relevant materials, practice of the six facilitation skills, facilitation preparation in “coaching groups” (a group of 4-6 facilitators and one Teaching Team member). We process the previous week’s ALA 171 session for reflection and growth. Finally, we prepare for the next week’s class, practice activities to be used, and develop additional/alternate ideas for achieving each week’s ALA 171 goals. The learning goals in ALA 471 are to:

  • deepen knowledge of ALA 171 content: social identity development, goal setting, transition to college, integrative learning, bystander intervention, electronic portfolio development, communication skills
  • strengthen group facilitation skills
  • apply learning in facilitating ALA 171 to career, co-curricular, and life-long learning goals.

  • ALA 471 - Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building
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    001 (SEM)
    Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    Note: This class will meet in Couzens 1417.
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