The Art of Facilitation

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The Art of Facilitation is a train-the-trainer workshops series for youth (13-29 years) that infuses popular education techniques with the presentation and facilitation skills needed to engage diverse youth audiences. These interactive and engaging workshops will train you in the areas of facilitation, workshop planning, presentation skills, and creating safe and inclusive spaces. In addition to this training, you will receive feedback on your facilitation style/approach and receive a certificate of completion!



So whether you have facilitated before or have never transferred your skills to an audience, The Art of Facilitation will assist you in creating an engaging workshop experience that everyone will love.


For any questions about the program please contact Letecia Rose at





Part I: Best Practices in Facilitation 

Participants will begin by unpacking their past facilitation experiences to discover what has worked and has been unsuccessful in the past.  By understanding what techniques work and what should be avoided, participants will be provided with tips and tools to effectively engage youth audiences. 


Part II: Inclusive and Equitable Practices in Facilitation

Participants will learn how to be equitable in their teaching practices and who create an environment where everyone feels included and engaged through the use of popular education.


Part III: Working with and Creating Safe Spaces for Marginalized Youth

Participants will learn how to engage marginalized audiences by recognizing the roots of their marginalization and what tools get their attention.  Emphasis will be made on creating safe spaces that youth want to be in and feel respected in.

Facilitated by Kim Milan


Part IV: Managing Conflict and Enhancing Group Participation

Participants will learn how to manage and work with disruptive and challenging audiences. Using case studies and role-play, participants will learn the best practices in group facilitation.


Part V: Program Organization and Planning 

Participants will learn how to put an effective, engaging, though-provoking workshop together.  Using the tools that they will acquire from this workshop, participants will create a mini workshop that they will present to the group for feedback and critique. 


Part VI: Presentation Techniques

Participants will learn the techniques that will make them stronger presenters.  Participants will focus on their volume, clarity and personal quirks and will learn how to engage their audiences in innovative ways.

Facilitated by Paulina O’Kieffe





Letecia Rose is an award-winning facilitator that has been involved in developing and implementing programs and initiatives within community agencies and various school boards for the past seven years.  From her experience in community theatre, she uses anti-oppression, popular education techniques, and multimedia to engage the diverse audiences that she works with.  Letecia has led workshops on Islamaphobia, Homophobia, Anti-Racism, gender equity, and the practice of conducting courageous conversations in the workplace. The popularity of these workshops has allowed Letecia to facilitate workplace equity workshops for City of Toronto, The City of Newmarket, Centennial College, the United Church of Canada, Community Microskills, and Human Resources and Skill Development Canada. She has managed to personally work with over 5,000 youth in hands-on diversity programs and facilitate anti-racism workshops and assemblies for additional 15,000 youth across Ontario. Currently Letecia works as the Operations Manager at Nia Centre for the Arts where she creates initiatives to support Afro-Diasporic arts and artists.


The Art of Facilitation series is presented in partnership between ArtReach and The Nia Centre for the Arts. It is also part of the larger GOAL (Grassroots Organizing and Leadership) Youth Workshop Series being organized by a collaborative group made up of youth organizations and funders. A certificate will be provided to participants who attend 5 or more workshops in the series. For more information, visit




The Art of Facilitation is proudly supported by


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