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Remote Facilitator Training Program

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UpstartED
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Montréal, QC, Canada
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Published 3 months ago

Are you hoping to learn how to lead online workshops and how to use digital tools to drive learning? Do you learn best by doing? Are you passionate about social impact and youth empowerment? Read on!

UpstartED's Facilitator Program is a free professional development and career advancement opportunity spanning 9 weeks. At UpstartED, facilitators work closely with our team to not only impact youth but also to acquire real world experience on social innovation at the intersection between design, technology and entrepreneurship. We are looking for individuals committed to making an impact!

This program is first and foremost a learning opportunity for people who want to integrate facilitation techniques into their professional and personal toolkit. Given COVID-19's impact on the education system, we will be delivering our programs using distance learning until the end of the upcoming academic year. For this first time in our organization's history, we will be combining digital, asynchronous learning with live workshops for youth. This makes it an exciting time to learn alongside our team of Learning Designers and senior facilitators! 

Some things that you will be learning:

-How to create a safe space for conversation, creativity and innovation

-How to move from debate to collaboration

-Finding a balance between asynchronous and synchronous learning

-What is design thinking and how to facilitate design thinking workshops online


We ask facilitators to commit to 25 hours of learning that includes coaching, access to video modules, and practical experience applying their skills through UpstartED's youth-facing workshops. The people who successfully complete the program get certified by UpstartED and join our network of recommended facilitators.


NOTE: Please note that this is a free program, and that facilitators who deliver workshops during the 9-week period are volunteering their time.


Learn more about UpstartED and our programs by visiting our website: https://www.upstarted.org

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WHO IS THIS FOR

 While previous experience is always welcome, we strongly encourage anyone who fits the following criteria to apply:

- University students (bachelor or master) or recent graduates wishing to grow their leadership skills at the  heart of an organization with purpose;

- People who are interested in personal development and want to develop their facilitation skills and get certified  by UpstartED;

- People who are new to design (learning experience design, service design, Design Thinking...) and are looking  to develop facilitation skills;

- Community members who are interested in design, technology, and entrepreneurship;

- Students doing a BA or MA in Education (this opportunity is closely aligned with learning objectives of students  in Education Technology programs) or those interested in learning more about Education

- People who are passionate about making education relevant to youth today, specially in times of distanced learning;

- Anyone who loves giving back to the community and learning new things.

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PROGRAM BREAKDOWN AND TIME COMMITMENT*

Please note that this is an intensive 9-week program. It is structured in 3 modules, each lasting 3 weeks. As an UpstartED facilitator you are committing to the following online meetings:

Cohort #2 Dates

Facilitator Orientation → Thursday January 21st 5-6:30PM

Module 1 dates:

-Training and workshop run-through → January 27th 5-7PM and January 28th 5-8PM 

-Workshop 1 runs from February 1st - 12th

-Facilitator team reflection on session - to be completed before next training (30min)


Module 2 dates:

-Training and workshop run-through → February 17th 5-7PM and February 18th 5-8PM

-Workshop 2 runs from February 22nd - March 12th

-Facilitator team reflection on session - to be completed before next training (30min)


Module 3 dates:

-Training and workshop run-through → March 10th 5-7PM and March 11th 5-8PM

-Workshop 3 runs from March 15th to March 31st

-Facilitator team reflection on session - to be completed before closing session (30min)


Closing session → Thursday April 1st 5-7PM

***Time and schedule subject to change***

The overall time commitment is as follows:

→ Attending the orientation session (1.5h)

→ Participating in 15 hours of training sessions

→ Facilitating at least 1 workshop per module (approx. 4.5h)

→ Completing the facilitator reflections (1.5h)

→ Attending the closing session (2h)


More details:

- Each module will have training sessions usually held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 2-3h each day for a total of 5h of training per module. 


- Workshop-week schedule is TBD. We will send the schedule in advance for you to choose the 3 workshops you’d like to facilitate. After facilitating a workshop you must complete a team or individual reflection about the workshop before the next training. 


- If you can't be part of this cohort we have another starting in April 2021. Send us an email letting us know you want to be contacted for that cohort.


We're looking forward to have you on this journey with us! 😊


Please submit your application below. A member of our team will contact you within 24 hours with next steps. For any questions, contact UpstartED’s Programs Success Coordinator: Mariana, at andrea@upstarted.org

Are you hoping to learn how to lead online workshops and how to use digital tools to drive learning? Do you learn best by doing? Are you passionate about social impact and youth empowerment? Read on!

UpstartED's Facilitator Program is a free…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 21, 2021
    5:00 PM GMT-5
  • End Date
    April 1, 2021
    7:00 PM GMT-4
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours
  • Recurrence
    One time only

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
4669 Rue de la Roche, Montréal, QC H2J 3J5, Canada

How to Apply

Please complete the following application: https://bit.ly/2JEZTuP

Please complete the following application: https://bit.ly/2JEZTuP

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