Growing Through Facilitation

EmpathyI was very new to the library when I attended the Omaha Public Library’s Staff Day where Sam McBane Mulford and Cheryl Gould introduced facilitation by having volunteers guide a conversation at each table.  For some reason I thought, “I can do this”.  Public speaking is not something I was comfortable with.  Although I came from a previous office where you didn’t express your thoughts or ideas even when asked, I kept thinking that this is something I could do.  I felt good about this small table facilitation. More

Growing Skills

Fear 2The two year experience of training as a facilitator was challenging, sometimes stressful, and frequently fun!  It was an honor and privilege to be chosen as part of the training team for this new approach to community engagement. More