Becoming an Expert Facilitator

Aug 07, 2023 9:00AM—Aug 09, 2023 3:00PM


Jewish Community High School | San Francisco, CA

Cost $2,100 members; $1,775 group-rate; $3,150 non-members

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Becoming an Expert Facilitator

SESSION 1: August 7, 2023 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

SESSION 2: August 8, 2023 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

SESSION 3: August 9, 2023 | 9:00am - 3:00pm


Whether you are a teacher, department head, group leader, or administrator, you know the power and impact of excellent facilitation. Groups reach new levels of creativity, productivity, and innovation with the support of a strong facilitator. But what does it take to play that pivotal role? How does one consistently lead groups through complex, sometimes tense, discussions and decisions? This dynamic 3-day session is for educators who want to explore how these competencies apply to the classroom as well as the conference room.

Workshop Focus:

  • Clarifying our “facilitator identities”
  • Creating a collaborative group culture
  • Facilitating tough topics under pressure
  • Fostering inclusion and belonging through facilitation
  • Sparking creative thinking & decision-making in groups
  • Building effective agendas that deliver on promises
  • Handling difficult individual and group dynamics

This workshop will introduce, model, and give you time to practice these important skills. You will leave the workshop with new tools, tactics, and a personalized work plan containing strategies to improve your techniques. Our presenter will be Eric Hudson, a teaching and learning expert who has facilitated workshops and team meetings at nearly 100 schools and conferences.

This workshop is transformative for anyone who leads groups of colleagues or students, especially teachers, administrators, and department chairs. We also highly encourage you to consider attending the workshop with a team from your school.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Enroll early to secure your spot!


CATDC and Jewish Community High School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety during our in-person session, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days.

Starting February 2023, we will no longer check vaccination status at the first session of our workshops, but we strongly encourage all CATDC participants to be fully vaccinated.

Given the nature of our in-person programs which gather individuals together from a variety of schools and regions, CATDC may also require or strongly recommend masking indoors and/or testing on a program-by-program basis.  Any updated recommendations or requirements will be communicated to participants in a timely fashion prior to a program or session. All Covid-related refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.


Eric Hudson, CATDC Facilitator

Eric Hudson is a facilitator and strategic advisor who supports schools in making sense of what’s changing in education and in being responsive to the people they serve. He has spent his career in education, and he uses his design sense to put the learner at the heart of every experience. Most recently, Eric spent a decade at Global Online Academy (GOA), first as an instructional coach and ultimately as Chief Program Officer, working with schools around the world to rethink where, when, and how we learn. Prior to GOA, he was a teacher at the middle, high school, and college levels. The classroom is where he developed his passion for learner-centered design and facilitation. He currently serves on the board of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS). Eric has a M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Cornell University.


Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.