The task of facilitating a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) can be incredibly rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. Playing a vital role on the team, a skilled facilitator can help the MDT function smoothly and efficiently. From navigating conflict to ensuring the best possible services for children and families, a facilitator is often required to wear many hats. This training is aimed at building capacity within the team facilitator role and supporting the facilitator in what is often an isolated position.
Specifically, this training is designed to meet the following objectives:
- Explore the strengths and challenges of the Team Facilitator role
- Build capacity and skills to assist in team facilitation
- Understand how effective communication and relationship-building can improve team collaboration
- Help participants create individualized plans to address specific team challenges
- Develop a network of peers and a comprehensive set of resources that will support participants in their team facilitator roles
For this training, individuals will attend two in-person sessions and three web-based sessions. Each in-person session will be 2.5 days in length and will take place in Huntsville in February and June. These sessions will allow for opportunities to build facilitation skills, practice techniques to use with your MDT, receive feedback, and develop a plan for future team success.
In between the two in-person trainings, you will participate in three web-based, follow-up sessions aimed at supporting and sustaining participants between meetings. Each of these one-hour sessions will be conducted via video conference with the entire group and the two facilitators. Supporting materials and communications will be sent via email between in-person sessions in an effort to support facilitators in their role.
NOTE: This is not a “part two” of previous Team Facilitator trainings that SRCAC has offered. Please be advised that, although facilitators who have attended a previous version of this training may apply, priority will be given to first-time applicants.
Huntsville Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa
800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801
SRCAC lodging rate: $94/night.