Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Date(s) - Feb 22, 2022 - Feb 26, 2022
All Day

Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus)

This face-to-face Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is sponsored by the Instructional Skills Workshop Network and hosted by Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) from Tuesday, February 22 to Saturday, February 26, 2022.

The workshop typically runs all day from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM PST (plus homework) with an anticipated finish on Saturday by 2:00 PM PST.

Vaccination requirement

As this is an in-person event being held at Simon Fraser University, we will be following the SFU COVID-19 Safety Plan. All attendees will be asked to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status to event organizers at the start of of the FDW.

Application process

Participants need to be confirmed by their Local Representative (LR) before submitting their application form (link below). Contact events@iswnetwork.ca if there is no ISW Local Representative at your institution.
Important Note: The application form closes on December 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.

Who should attend

The ISW Program provides new and experienced instructors with a laboratory approach for teaching improvement combining skills enhancement and personal renewal. The Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at an institution. Individuals must have participated in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW. Depending on when you completed your ISW, there will be different types of preparatory work that we will ask you to complete prior to the FDW. Details will be provided when you register.

The FDW provides individuals with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.

What you will learn

ISW activities form the nucleus of the FDW. ISW participants refine teaching techniques through the lessons and, with guided practice and feedback, develop strategies for facilitating the group process central to the ISW method. As with the ISW, the FDW is a peer-based model providing participants with a small group setting in which to work on facilitation skills. In addition to small group work, each day the small groups meet together in plenary sessions featuring such themes as: diverse learners, collaborative learning, and feedback models.

Who are the trainers

Facilitators/Trainers in the ISW Network will serve as members of the training team. The number of small groups will depend on the number of registrants and the availability of ISW trainers. Early registration is requested so that we can confirm the training team.

Payment and cancellation

Fee: $900.00 CAD

Full 5-day attendance is required. Payment is due when your application is confirmed. You will be able to pay online with either your credit card or PayPal account.

If you need to cancel your registration, please let us know as soon as possible.

A $200 cancellation fee will apply after 4:00 pm Friday, January 21, 2022 (PST).

Registrants who cannot attend may request their registration and fees be transferred to another member of their institution whose application has been accepted.

Contact our Events Coordinator at events@iswnetwork.ca for assistance.

For further information about the event, please contact Ron Johnson (ronjohnson@telus.net) or Hannah Celinski (hannah_celinski@sfu.ca).

The application form closed on December 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST