Mastering Group Facilitation

Aug 09, 2022 9:00AM—Aug 11, 2022 3:00PM


Flintridge Preparatory School | La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Cost $1,500 members; $1,275 group-rate; $2,250 non-members

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Mastering Group Facilitation

SESSION 1: August 9, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

SESSION 2: August 10, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

SESSION 3: August 11, 2022 | 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? How can these competencies be applied in the classroom as well as the conference room? “Mastering Group Facilitation” focuses on answering these questions. If working towards mastery in this area is a priority, then this dynamic 3-day session is for you.

Workshop Focus:

  • Creating a collaborative group culture
  • Facilitating tough topics under pressure
  • Fostering creative thinking & decision-making in groups
  • Building effective agendas that deliver on promises
  • Handling difficult individual and group dynamics
  • Chart-writing and action planning

You will leave the workshop with new tools, tactics, and a personalized work plan containing strategies to improve your techniques. Our presenter will be David Barkan, a nationally recognized facilitator and consultant who has trained many educators to discover their strengths as leaders in schools and beyond. He brings insight, humor, and boundless energy to his workshops.

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 32 participants. Enroll early to secure your spot!


The health and safety of our participants is our first priority. Our host school’s protocols for indoor events will remain consistent with guidance from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. All protocols are subject to change based on LACDPH guidelines and recommendations at the time of the event.

  • Do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Complete our host school's Symptom Self-Assessment form upon check-in
  • Share proof of vaccination
  • Masks must be worn inside at all times



David Barkan has an international reputation as a master group facilitator and consultant to organizations dedicated to social change. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical/Organizational Psychology and a B.A. from Boston University. He regularly consults with schools, non-profit organizations and community collaborations across the U.S. and around the world.  He has dedicated his career to helping people and groups find creative solutions to life and work’s most challenging problems.


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.