THE FACILITATORS GROUP HAS BEEN SELECTED! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
We are looking for 25 volunteer facilitators to help conduct effective and productive discussions in conference workshops.
Degrowth is not only about substance, it is also about method: deliberation, interaction, understanding and sharing are part of the change.
The conference will integrate different sources of knowledge from academics, practitioners, members of associations, and all who will decide to participate and contribute their share.
Facilitators are needed to make sure that everybody can join in and make the most of participation in the conference. They will moderate discussion in thematic workshops, help groups come to an agreement on key priorities, summarize results in common formats, help create the conditions for fruitful exchange of ideas to take place in the “conference square” before and after workshops.
An outline of Venezia 2012 interactive sessions and spaces will be provided to all facilitators together with brief guidelines containing the description of expected outcomes.
Volunteers are expected to:
- Have some prior experience in group facilitation and mediation (see application form)
- Speak English and preferably also some other language
- Fund their own travel expenses (while food and accommodation will be provided during the conference)
- Participate in a brief training event to be held in advance of the conference (dates and locations to be defined – between June 15th and July 15th, 2012)
- Participate for the whole duration of the conference in Venice from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd of September 2012 (starting with an internal briefing session on the 19th)
- Follow the activities of the workshop websites, for the three workshops they will each be facilitating, during the weeks prior to the actual event, in order to understand the needs and familiarize with the topic and people.
Criteria for selection are:
- Experience in group facilitation and mediation (in the fields of 1. Urban planning; 2. Agenda 21; 3. Third-sector or development fora; 4. Deliberative democracy; 5. Emergency and awareness issues 6. Focus groups)
- Language skills (best and most diverse in the group as a whole)
- Experience in third-sector organizations
- Knowledge of degrowth issues