Groups At Work


ABOUT THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
How do you structure productive groups? How can you focus the attention of challenging groups? What are effective recovery strategies when groups get off track? Laura Lipton answers these questions and more in this webinar series that provided a follow-up and extension for group members who attended a full-day session 'Groups at Work'. Each of the webinars in this series references the following 2 resources.
Handout Leading Groups 6.10.pdf
Book "Groups at Work" by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman
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The Designer's Mind

Tips for structuring productive group work, and practical principles of presentation comprise the core of this one-hour interactive session. Design templates and tools to try out between sessions will be provided.

Listen to the webinar archive (recorded session) here.

Handouts and Resources

Presenter's slides: LeadingGrpsLL.pdf
Conversation guide: TOCandConversationGuideGroupsAtWorkI.doc


Refining Your Facilitative Toolkit

Methods for focusing attention, maintaining confidence and working with challenging groups will be offered. You will be encouraged to set specific goals and return to the next session with stories of success.

Listen to the webinar archive (recorded session) here.

Handouts and Resources

Presenter's slides: Session2LeadingGrp.pptx
Conversation guide: TOCandConversationGuideGroupsAtWorkII.doc


Recovering Focus, Attention and Energy

Even the best laid plans sometimes go awry. This session focuses on recovery options to refocus a group's energy, attention and productivity. Several categories of recovery will be offered, with techniques ranging from least to most direct.

Listen to the webinar archive (recorded session) here.

Handouts and Resources

Presenter's slides: LeadingGrp webinar 3 Mar8W.pptx
Conversation guide: TOCandConversationGuideGroupsAtWorkIII.doc


ABOUT THE FACILITATOR(S)
L_Lipton_Headshot_dark.jpgLaura Lipton, Ed.D is Co-Director of MiraVia, LLC, is an international consultant whose writing, research and seminars focus on effective and innovative instructional practices and on building professional and organizational capacities for enhanced learning. She engages with schools and school districts, designing and conducting workshops on organizational development, learning-focused instruction, literacy development and strategies to support beginning teachers. She applies her extensive experience with adult learners to workshops and seminars on topics such as high-engagement classrooms, learning-focused relationships, data-driven dialogue, teacher leadership, group and organizational development, learning-focused mentoring and learner-centered literacy.