Again, we would like to thank you all for a wonderful three weeks! We really appreciate the level of interaction you provided for each other and the encouraging, supportive environment you created.
For all of you Facilitating Participants–kudos for taking the risk of stepping into a new set of skills. You all inspired us with your topics, and across the board, your preparation, flexibility in times of technology hiccups, and the approaches you used to engage us are much appreciated!
For all of you Reviewing Participants–Thank you for providing the Facilitating Participants such wonderful, constructive, and supportive feedback on their sessions. Providing feedback is an important skill in itself, and you provided such useful and practical feedback - as well as engaging in all of the activities with thoughtfulness.
We know that most, if not all of you are in a position to take what you have learned in this course and apply it immediately to your practice. You know what to do–practice, practice, practice! It is only through getting out there and making some mistakes (and recovering) that your online facilitation will improve. We are confident that you will all become exceptional online facilitators.
Thank you again for the opportunity to spend these three weeks exploring online synchronous facilitation with you. We both wish you the best of luck in your next steps!
Beth and John