Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design
This course will take place onthe following Saturdays: Jan. 12, 19, Feb. 2, Mar 2, 16
At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes within people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, feel safe to explore new ideas, and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Based on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will develop their personal capacity to facilitate both trainings, meetings, and design workshops to move the community a step closer to peace and well being.
This class fulfills the Development Practice section within the MTS in Urban and Community Development but is also open to MDiv students or for continuing education of practitioners in the field. This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.