Submissions/Facilitation Skills for Humans

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 7017 Subject - GW
Title of the submission
Facilitation Skills for WikipediansHumans
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
tutorial
Author of the submission
Asaf Bartov
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
abartov@wikimedia.org
Username
Ijon
Country of origin
Israel
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Facilitation is a set of practices and a role that concerns itself with assisting (usually goal-oriented) conversations run smoothly and productively. It is distinct from leading or controlling the conversation. Facilitation relies on fairly well-understood principles in human psychology and sociology, and when done well, can transform dysfunctional conversations or situations into healthy and constructive ones. In this workshop, I will present the importance of good facilitation, and teach some basic facilitation techniques. The participants will get to practice the techniques in small groups.

What will attendees take away from this session? 
Practical skills in facilitating discussions, based on presented techniques as well as exercises in small groups
Theme of presentation
WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Beginner to Intermediate
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
4 hours (that's what's needed. If the committee is interested in offering this training at Wikimania, I'll need 4 hours. If it's impossible, no worries. But I can't get through what I want to teach in less.)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides from a workshop (intended to last four hours) teaching an Introduction to Facilitation of group conversations
Special requests
U-shaped or configurable room
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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  1. Bdamokos (talk) 19:35, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Slowking4 (talk) much needed
  3. Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 07:17, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. OrbiliusMagister (talk) 18:04, 11 August 2017 (UTC)