Team Facilitator Training 2.0
Applications for 2022 training will open fall of 2021.
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. The Team Facilitator 2.0 training program is aimed at building capacity within the team facilitator role and supporting the facilitator in what is often an isolated position.
Team Facilitator 2.0 is a three-month long program that 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
As part of this program, participants will attend two virtual training sessions and three follow-up meetings. Each training session will be 2.5 days in length and will take place over Zoom. 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 main training sessions, there will be three follow-up meetings aimed at supporting and sustaining participants. Each of these one-hour sessions will be conducted via video conference with the entire group and the two training facilitators. Supporting materials and communications will be sent via email between sessions in an effort to support facilitators in their role. Dates for these meetings will be determined during the first part of the training. See the “Agenda” tab below for more information on what to expect in each session.
There will also be an orientation meeting on January 11th for those accepted into the program to meet other participants and receive an introduction to the course.
The Team Facilitator 2.0 program is intended for only those who currently perform the role of team facilitator for their MDTs. Given the highly interactive and advanced nature of this program and the importance of participants sharing and reflecting on real-life experiences as team facilitators as a key component of the program, we require that all interested participants complete an application describing their current role. Because this is a three-month long, in-depth training program, it is currently limited to 16 participants. For more information on criteria and deadlines for application, see “Applying to the Program” tab below.