Introducing Innovative Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning

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Introducing Innovative Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning

Time: July 10, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: DePaul University, School for New Learning, Center to Advance Education for Adults
Street: 55 E. Jackson Blvd, 8th Floor, Room 801
City/Town: Chicago
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Phone: (312) 362-6508
Event Type: interactive, workshop
Organized By: Pamela Meyer
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2014

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Join Us for the 2014

Bertram L. Scott/Elizabeth A. Fender Distinguished Workshop

In this highly interactive introduction to Innovative Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning, facilitators Bruce Williams and Jim Kelly will model strategies that encourage and enhance student engagement in learning. These strategies are transferrable to any on-site learning setting, including higher education, business and community-based organizations. If you are interested in innovative ways to re-energize your teaching and facilitation and communicate content beyond the traditional lecture format, this session is for you!

This session will also provide a lively preview of the August 7th and 8th Adult Learning Innovation Institute, led by the facilitators. 


Bruce WilliamsAs an international consultant for over 40 years, Bruce is noted for expertise in group facilitation and various instructional strategies. He has authored More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change, and Brain Compatible Learning for the Block and four others.  His specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops. In addition, Bruce brings exceptional skills with diverse populations aided by both living and working overseas. Bruce has been an part-time instructor for DePaul University since 2007. In the spring and autumn of 2013, he offered a modification of the course Facilitating Adult Learning to faculty of Tangaza College in Kenya.

Jim Kelly’s background includes training of trainers, group facilitation and experiential learning. He co-teaches with Bruce Williams “Facilitating Adult Learning” in DePaul’s M.A. in Educating Adults program. For 25 years, he conducted Training of Trainers programs in Peace Corps training centers throughout Central and South America.  He trained local professional staff to employ learner-centered facilitation techniques and to design engaging learning environments. Jim resided and worked for extended times in El Salvador, Venezuela and Chile. He also has significant working experience in Mexico, Central America, Peru, Paraguay, Haiti and Jamaica. He is fluent in Spanish and has an M.A in International and Cross-Cultural Training from Antioch University.


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