Facilitative leadership

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  • Self Reflection
    • On a piece of paper reflect (write, draw, doodle, etc.,) on a time that you experienced facilitative leadership
  • Principles of facilitative leadership
    • Collective input to get to a collective outcome
    • Creating space for creative freedom
    • Listening
    • Take responsibility
      • For themselves and the space,
      • know their power and understand their power
    • Doesn’t have to be the leader (usually isn’t)
    • Shared knowledge
    • Open
    • Connected to our experiences, personal
    • Nonverbal cues
    • Use Art
    • Engagement not lecturing
    • Use simple open ended questions
    • Allow people to take ownership since it’s a collect outcome
  • Group Discussion
    • There will be people who take too much space and folx who aren’t taking space
    • How to be a role model and creating space for those who are not talking.
    • Being Vulnerable and showing that you are still learning (transparency)
      • How to navigate vulnerability? How to create that space where folx want to share
        • Modeling it. Being vulnerable so they feel comfortable sharing as well
        • Community agreements
    • Facilitated Leadership
      • Guiding folx into leadership vs facilitating conversations
    • Creating space where people can share materials and resources
    • Where does manage up
      • You yourself can work from a place of power to
    • Challenge tradition dynamics without the fear of losing our jobs
      • Cultures and values of our orgs
    • So many barriers in place to where we don’t feel like we have any power
      • Learning how to be a facilitative leader and have a lot of power in bureaucratic places
      • Challenge traditional power dynamics ( ageism, sexism,)
    • Ex. Of Facilitative Leadership
      • Crafting agenda’s and getting input from multiple people
      • Young woman taking notes, YOU can frame and highlight the important information and help shape the dialogue
    • How to help others have these Facilitative principles so they can share them
    • Why do we need this type of leadership versus other types of leadership?
    • How do we do facilitative leadership with intergenerational community members
      • Whoever is in the space creates the space
      • Team building & pop ed
      • Co – Facilitating (Youth & adult )
    • Dark side of facilitation
      • Recognizing your power as a facilitator
      • Watching out for you own biases and that it is not being projected
        • Be transparent and acknowledge them
  • Further discussion on following topics
    • Why facilitative leadership is even needed?
    • How to help people step in and share learning space
    • How do I get there (there as in good facilitation skills)?
    • How to navigate through vulnerability?
    • Specific techniques managing group dynamics
    • Misty: How do we maintain a network of people talking and sharing Facilitative leadership
      • How would that network look like across the state
    • Misty: How can you apply these principles to your next facilitating workshop