ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Facilitation Intensive June 2000
- During Etienne Wenger's class on Communities of Practice at KEU last fall,
Nancy White and Mihaela Mousou spent a day (plus) with us as guest speakers
talking about online facilitation. It was a rich and stimulating
conversation. Both of them now subscribe to this list and they are going to
offer a class which by all accounts is QUITE wonderful.
It seems to me that watching them "operate" is inspiring and
instructive--how they facilitate, provoke, "think out loud with their
So I think many people who are involved in this com-prac discussion would
find their class to be very useful. If you take the class because of this
recommendation, see the fine print at the end of this message... :-)
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--* We participate, therefore we are... Therefore knowledge starts to
--* John Seely Brown
From: Nancy White [mailto:njwhite@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 2:12 PM
Cc: Mihaela Moussou
Subject: [of] ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Facilitation Intensive June 2000
By popular request, Mihaela Mousou and I will be offereing a 2-week
intensive version of our online facilitation course starting June 12th --
aptly named "INTENSIVE" as it will go at a fast pace, packed with content
Full details at http://www.fullcirc.com/keu/spring00intensive.htm or read
Dates: June 12-23.200
Tuition: $595.00 US
Register at: www.KnowledgeEcology.com/keu/reg/
Online Facilitation Intensive
Whether you plan to facilitate project oriented virtual teams, online
communities or focused inquiries, at the end of this 2 weeks course you
will be equipped with the tools and practice to make a difference in your
* Designing the online space, structure and mental maps to help people's
internal representation of the virtual space
* Exploring the translation of offline facilitation skills to the online
* Specific online facilitation tips and tools
* Enabling relationship and trust building online
* Encouraging participation, pacing and leading
* Defining group interactions, techniques and outcomes
* Successfully moving groups from purpose to action
* Understanding the dynamics of rhythm and cycles of activity
* Summarizing and harvesting knowledge and learning
The course focuses mainly on the human elements of online interaction in a
marriage of theory, dialog and action learning, although we will also have
discussions and explorations on current group technologies and tools.
A CD of the course is made available to each student for future reference.
This is an online course presented in a web-conference asynchronous
environment, allowing participants to engage at their own convenience from
home or office. Additionally, there will be one scheduled phone conference
call and several field trips to experiment with other synchronous tools.
* To get the most out of this intensive course, a minimum of 2 hrs/day is
required. We strongly recommend that this time be set aside away from other
daily activities, to ensure focused and uninterrupted attention.
* If a student has no experience with online discussion tools, some
additional time should be allocated three days before the course start to
familiarize themselves with the environment and tools.
* Netscape Navigator 6.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0, or higher version, are
recommended for this course.
Mihaela is a co-founder of Knowledge Ecology University. She has designed,
hosted and facilitated all ranges of virtual environments, such as
corporate virtual teaming knowledge centers, online meetings for virtual
taskforces, large-scale web communities and special virtual events,
including the Knowledge Ecology Fair '98.
Mihaela combines her backgrounds in psychology and 25 years of logistics
and project management to enhance interpersonal communication in virtual
work environments. Mihaela can be reached at mihaela@...
**Nancy White **
Nancy is the founder and president of Full Circle Associates
(www.fullcirc.com), a communications consulting firm, helping non-profits
and businesses connect through online and offline strategies.
Nancy is a skilled online host and facilitator who actively hones her craft
on both social conversational sites and focused, work-related online
communities. She is an active chronicler and collector of online
facilitation resources, constantly seeking to understand "what works and
why" in this evolving world of online communities. Nancy can be reached at
More on the Knowledge Ecology University:
Telephone (831) 336-3428 - Fax (831) 336-2832
Nancy White ~ Full Circle Associates ~ 206-517-4754
http://www.fullcirc.com and http://www.onlinefacilitation.com
If you take this class, consider a commitment to tell something about what
you learned! How did you learn it? Etc., etc.