Training Small Group Facilitators and Note Takers: Building and Sharing Capacity

Powerpoint Deck by Jacquie Dale, Susanna Haas Lyons and Mary Pat Mackinnon, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation - October 2014

At the October 2014 conference of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, Alberta Climate Dialogue was well-represented by six researchers and practitioners. Between the six of us, we gave three workshops and presented in a plenary session.

One of the workshops was “Training Small Group Facilitators and Note Takers: Building and Sharing Capacity,” where we reflected on lessons learned from the three ABCD deliberations. About 25 people participated and we had an engaging conversation looking at challenges and ideas for addressing these. The powerpoint deck includes a section looking at the skills and capacities needed by small group facilitators and note-takers. The last three slides outline some of the outputs from the workshop.