Core Concepts for Team Facilitation: Course + Community

Core Concepts for Team Facilitation: Course + Community

Format: Virtual


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Core Concepts for Team Facilitation is a six-session learning program for individuals who serve as a multidisciplinary team facilitator for their children’s advocacy center. This program provides foundational knowledge and skills for effective team facilitation through online lessons and enhances opportunities to apply learning to practice through monthly virtual discussions.

The following lessons are included in the course:

      • Lesson 1: Introduction to Team Facilitation and the Google Team Model
      • Lesson 2 (Part 1 of 2): Creating a Safe Space for Your Team
      • Lesson 2 (Part 2 of 2): Asking Powerful Questions
      • Lesson 3: Structures and Processes
      • Lesson 4: Facilitating Open Dialogue
      • Lesson 5: Building Individual and Team Resilience

Students will be expected to participate in 6 sessions of 60 minutes each. During each discussion participants will review key takeaways from the lesson and apply their learning to their unique community and facilitation role. This is an opportunity to connect with peers, ask questions, gain insights and share resources within the cohort.

Targeted Audience

MDT Facilitators/Coordinators, or other MDT staff serving the MDT coordinator role (regardless of job title)

      • Joyce Prusak, Training Specialist – WRCAC
      • Salli Kerr, Training Specialist – WRCAC
      • Vicky Gwiasda, Project Director – WRCAC
Learning Objectives 

As a result of this training, participants will:

      • Identify at least five characteristics of effective teams
      • Understand the importance of safety and trust on a team
      • Provide structure and clarity to team processes and systems
      • Demonstrate fluency in the CAC model
      • Understand and implement basic strategies for fostering resiliency of team members.


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