Spring ISW Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) SFU

Date(s) - Apr 27, 2020-May 01, 2020
8:30 am-5:30 pm

Simon Fraser University

Region: British Columbia
Institution: ISW Network
Contact: janice.johnson@ufv.ca

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 prepatory 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. Participants need to register through their Institutional ISW Contact Person (contact Janice Johnson (janice.johnson@ufv.ca) if there is no ISW Contact Person at your institution).  

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. The small groups meet in plenary sessions each day 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.  

Where you’ll be  

Location: Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) 
Dates: Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1, 2020. 
Times: Exact times to be confirmed by the training team; however, the workshop typically runs all day 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (and homework) with an anticipated finish on Friday by 2:00 pm. 

Payment and Cancellation  

Full 5 day attendance is required 

Fee: $875.00 
Cancellation Fee: $200 
Cancellation Date: Friday, April 3, 2020  

Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will be open soon

If you need to cancel, please do so by Friday, April 3, 2020. There is a $200.00 cancellation fee.  

For further information, please contact Janice Johnson (janice.johnson@ufv.caor Russell Day (rday@sfu.ca)