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Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design
At the core of every change-maker is a commitment to transformational teaching and learning. Change- makers need a methodology for teaching and learning that acknowledges, respects, and grows the change-makers in their communities. Based on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants in this course will develop their personal capacity to create and facilitate small groups, workshops, large gatherings, and 1-1 sessions to move individuals and communities a step closer to peace and wellbeing.
Whether you are an MDiv student, practitioners in the field, peacebuilder, social justice advocate, lay or ordained leaders in a church, adult educator, or student in the MTS program; whether you are a community developer, pastor, community leader, church planter, or teacher; whether you are working on a degree or just taking a few courses; whether you work in a church, for a charity, in the community, or for a company; whether you are just starting your learning journey or you have many years of experience… if you need to facilitate change and growth, then this course is for you. We all participate in teaching and learning opportunities and need to know how to do this well.
This class fulfills the Development Practice section within the MTS in Urban and Community Development.
Please note: All syllabi are considered draft until the first day of class. Please look for the final version of the course syllabus to be posted on the course's Quercus site.