"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome to the Facilitator Labs*. This is a forum for you to experiment with new facilitation and teaching methods, testing the water with your peers before jumping into the deep, and sometimes hostile corporate waters.
The Facilitator Labs are an integrated part of the Scrum Master Journey, but are not limited to scrum masters. Anyone who holds meetings, teaches, or facilitates groups is encouraged to join. Participants lead the sessions themselves, using whatever techniques they choose.
Experimentation is encouraged, but the space can also be used to rehearse a previously learned technique, and even to practice one-to-one coaching.
Each lab will offer 3-6 sessions, facilitated by the proposers. Proposals can be made in advance, or simply brought along on the day. All participants present are responsible for the learning, and each lab itself is an experiment, with the learning from each one helping to improve the series as a whole.
The labs are hosted by Tobias Mayer and Noel Warnell. Although both experienced facilitators themselves their role here is simply to prepare and hold the space for creativity to occur.
You can attend as a facilitator/participant, or just a participant. Each role is equally valid. Without participants a facilitator can't do much!
All those working in a facilitation or education role of any kind are welcome. The core requirements, if they can be named as such, are a desire to learn, and a willingness to fail.
The labs offer multi-way learning. Through regular attendance at these labs the students will become more confident and skilled in their ability to facilitate groups, while also gathering new ideas from others with which to experiment further.—
* Previously known as the Scrum Master Labs