ALA 471 - Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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1 - 3
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building is a course for undergraduates who facilitate a section of ALA 171: Making the Most of Michigan.

Each ALA 471 class prepares facilitators for the weekly ALA 171 sessions and connects their facilitation experiences to their broader academic goals and campus involvement. Students in ALA 471 will:

- deepen knowledge of the transition to college, goal setting, social identity development, professional networking tools, and electronic portfolios, and communication skills for leadership across differences

- strengthen group facilitation skills

  • Listening (active and generative)
  • Asking questions that produce discussion and reflection
  • Getting participants to ask each other questions and follow up on ideas
  • Encouraging sharing of experiences and ideas
  • Noticing and managing dynamics
  • Planning and logistics

    - apply learning in facilitating ALA 171 to career, co-curricular, and life-long learning goals

    - practice facilitation in class, conduct ALA 171 sessions; and undertake a personal professional development project to highlight their facilitation skills

    Course Requirements:

    Create an electronic portfolio

    Intended Audience:

    Students who have or want to gain facilitation skills, or peer mentoring/advising skills

    Class Format:

    This class will be taught synchronously, online. We will rely primarily on Zoom for our class meetings. Students will be expected to attend class during the scheduled meeting times. Because of the community nature of this class, a camera is expected.

  • Schedule

    ALA 471 - Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building
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    001 (SEM)
    Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
    8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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