Our Facilitators are parents and individuals who contribute their time and talent to guide Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups. Parent Talks are arranged through Independent Member Schools in New York City, providing opportunities for parents of children in the same grades to come together to discuss relevant topics and issues. Our facilitators go through intense training to provide skilled leadership for Discussion Groups.
As learning has shifted to virtual rooms, so have Parent Talks – and our fall Facilitator Training. The training will be comprised of five Zoom sessions. The Fall 2021 dates are October 15th, October 19th, October 22nd, October 27th and October 29th each day from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. We cover a lot of ground each day so you must attend all five sessions to complete the training.
The training is very thorough and covers the history of Parents in Action, the purpose of Parent Talks, how to work effectively with a partner, how to listen for what’s really going on in a meeting, group dynamics, strategies for tricky situations, how to manage difficult conversations, the logistics of Parent Talks and Zoom meetings and much more.
If you are interested in becoming a Facilitator, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.426.0240.