“Turbo” Facilitation Training with Rachel Marcuse…

“Turbo” Facilitation Training with Rachel Marcuse, Nikta Fay, Sarena Talbot, Randy Galawan and Tasha Nijjar

What: An intensive weekend of facilitation training geared to a range of folks — those completely new to facilitation work and others who have experience, but want to deepen specific skills.

When: January 7 and 8, 10am-5pm

: Broadway Youth Resource Center (new location at 2780 East Broadway at Slocan)

Who: Coordinated by Rachel Marcuse (bio below) and co-facilitated by a variety of super-awesome facilitators including Nikta Fay and Sarena Talbot, this training is geared to those working in group environments (or who explicitly facilitate with youth or adults) and who want to develop skills around group dynamics, running effective meetings and more. We think these skills come in handy regardless of your particular work sitch! Together, we’ll develop a tool kit for inclusive group process.


Day 1:
effective communication, community agreements, safety, a facilitator’s tool box, group dynamics, programming workshops/discussions/meetings, etc.

Day 2:
intro to anti-oppression work and practice/troubleshooting (tailored to participant needs)

Plus, I provide lotsa handouts and templates!

How much: Sliding scale: $95-200. If this is difficult, talk to me — It’s my livelihood, but I want to make this work for low-income folks!

For more info, email rachelmarcuse@gmail.com

Rachel Marcuse is currently a Master’s candidate in Organizational Change Management at The New School in New York City. She has over ten years of facilitation experience working with a wide range of clients including Columbia University, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development. Rachel has trained hundreds of facilitators through the Dialogue Program at Simon Fraser University, McGill University’s orientation program, Check Your Head, PeerNet BC, Youth Net and freelance. Previously, Rachel was the Executive Director of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), a municipal political party in Vancouver, where she was the youngest campaign manager in Vancouver history. She has also managed and consulted for the BC New Democratic Party, The Vancouver Fringe Festival, and for several Members of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. Her work focuses on organizational development, facilitation, communications, inclusive engagement, and decision-making.


“For anyone considering this training – I’d highly recommend it. I was thoroughly impressed by Rachel and her co-facilitators and I’m grateful for their insights. The skills that they teach will come in handy in just about every situation, whether you’re working with others, or even just planning your own process for working on a project.”

“I took a refresher course last year with Rachel and it was some of the best money I’ve spent on professional development.”

“If you’re looking for facilitation skills on everything from running a meeting to thinking strategically about how you run your business or organization, you have to take this workshop. Plus, you’ll meet a lot of interesting folks and have a bit of fun while you’re at it.”




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