Facilitative Leadership Workshop


Date(s) - 06/26/2017 - 06/28/2017
9:30 am - 8:15 pm


Canyon Inn, McCormick’s Creek State Park


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  • Day 1: June 26 (9:30 am — 8:15 pm)
  • Day 2: June 27 (8:00 am — 8:00 pm)
  • Day 3: June 28 (8:15 am — 2:45 pm)


This three-day class focuses on creating an inclusive culture of collaborative learning in teams, communities and organizations. It is for both new and experienced leaders, managers, facilitators, and graduate students who would like to develop or improve their facilitation skills. It takes place at the beautiful Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park, a comfortable retreat location in southern Indiana. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. on Day 1 and ends by 3:00 p.m. on Day 3. There are evening sessions on both the first and second days. The course also includes an introductory webinar.

What is facilitative leadership? Facilitative Leadership workshops help build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals. It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.

The goal of the class is to provide experiential grounding in leading groups to have more effective and efficient meetings and work together in a positive and productive way. During the workshop participants practice skills in leading a group discussion, reaching consensus, encouraging creativity, setting outcome-based goals for meetings, keeping a group focused, and creating action plans. Every participant facilitates during the workshop and receives extensive written and verbal feedback from the instructors and colleagues in the course. All practice facilitations are based on real-world situations brought in by the participants.

Class size is limited to 24 participants. This allows time for every participant to practice facilitating and receive coaching and feedback in small groups. Due to the focused nature of the workshop, participants are asked to participate fully in the three days without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions that diminish the learning experience for all. You will apply what you have learned in practice facilitation sessions, in a safe and supportive environment.

The cost of this retreat experience includes all meals from lunch on Day 1 through lunch on Day 3 and all materials for $595. Please make your hotel reservations separately with the Canyon Inn http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/canyon/ (812) 829-4881. If you would like us to try to match you with a roommate, please contact kschwink@purdue.edu or 219-386-5232.

There is typically a waiting list for this session, so please indicate as soon as you become aware if you are no longer able to attend, so that we may fill your seat. If you cancel registration at least three weeks prior to the workshop and we can fill your seat, you will receive a full refund. Otherwise, a cancellation fee of $250.00 applies. With less than two weeks’ notice, there is no refund of workshop fees.

Questions or need more information? Please contact Kym Schwinkendorf at 219-386-5232 or kschwink@purdue.edu