Anyone who works with groups of adults who want to fine-tune thier facilitation skills is invited to attend this seminar with Bruce Wellman on Feb. 15 and 16 at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee.

Bruce Wellman is co-director of MiraVia, LLC. He consults and presents for school systems, professional groups and organizations throughout the United States and Canada, presenting workshops and courses for teachers and administrators on interactive/collaborative instruction, thinking skills development, learning-focused conversations for supervisors and mentors, presentation skills and facilitating collaborative groups. He has co-authored such books as Adaptive Schools: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups with Robert Garmston.

This session includes:
• principles and formats for designing effective group work across a continuum of interaction (framing-presenting-collaborating-facilitating)
• a repertoire of strategies for energizing groups and supporting information processing
• a toolkit of verbal and nonverbal skills and moves
• ways to increase your confidence when dealing with difficult topics and difficult groups