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Learn with us.  TYTHE partners with several local institutions to teach classes open to the public. Not only do our classes serve as great professional development opportunities, but they give you the chance to meet like-minded individuals seeking to create community impact.

INTRODUCTION TO FACILITATION (101)

This intro class answers ‘what is facilitation?’ and will demystify why you facilitate collaboration, your role as a facilitator, when to prepare a facilitated collaborative session and how to build it around your own style. In addition to introducing the foundational basics of facilitation, TYTHE uses a participatory model to demonstrate tips and tricks for planning a guided collaborative experience. We’ll identify key tools and strategies to maximize work with the varied stakeholders involved with your current or proposed project, program or organization.

Monday, November 20th
Center for Social Innovation
7:00-9:00p

ADVANCED FACILITATION (102)

The second class in a three-part series, this course focuses on how to plan and run a successful facilitated session, highlighting strategies and techniques for successful group dynamics. In a participatory activity, TYTHE models troubleshooting approaches and specific tools to ease difficult situations. Gain an understanding of your own facilitation style and how to increase your confidence in this unique role. With specific examples, tailored techniques and a participatory activity, this class will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Monday, October 4th
Center for Social Innovation
7:00-9:00p

Class will also run Monday, December 4th
Registration to open soon

INTRO TO DESIGN THINKING

Are you looking to develop a deeper understanding of the behavior, thoughts, needs, and desires of the community you serve? With human-centered research, you can increase empathy and engagement while gathering valuable feedback to support innovation and growth. In this introductory course, we’ll discuss design thinking and qualitative research methods adaptable to your workplace. This introductory class will share tools to increase understanding of the opportunities and challenges that your community, clients, and consumer-base face.

Monday, November 14th
Center for Social Innovation
7:00-9:00p

Community Engagement 101

Go beyond the survey and into meaningful dialogue! Join us in this interactive workshop as we will learn multiple approaches and techniques to engage with library patrons, and collaborate, listen and learn. Explore how community engagement can improve library services, collections, and help libraries understand how their work is really seen by the community.

 

This workshop is held by Metropolitan New York Library Council, with a focus on supporting New York’s libraries and archives to come together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.

Thursday, October 26th 

10:00-1:00PM

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Supporting Productive Conversations

Want to host a conversation in your library but aren’t sure how to get started? Want to invite speakers to share diverse or opposing viewpoints? How do you create space for a productive discussion? This training will help you build your skills for facilitating roundtable meetings, workshops and other public discourse in your library.

 

This workshop is held by Metropolitan New York Library Council, with a focus on supporting New York’s libraries and archives to come together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.

Thursday, November 16th

10:00-1:00PM

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Participatory Decision Making

Libraries both large and small need to garner input from donors, patrons, and other community stakeholders when making important decisions. This training will help you build a toolkit of techniques and approaches for facilitating productive brainstorms, planning, and decision-making meetings.

 

This workshop is held by Metropolitan New York Library Council, with a focus on supporting New York’s libraries and archives to come together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.

Thursday, December 7th

10:00-1:00PM

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HUMAN-CENTERED RESEARCH

In this introductory course, we’ll discuss design thinking and qualitative research methods adaptable to your workplace. This introductory class will share tools to increase understanding of the opportunities and challenges that your community, clients, and consumer-base face. Throughout the class, we’ll share practices to support the selection of the appropriate research technique for your project and budget. What you’ll learn: Introduction to business models, introduction to market research, critical decision making, marketing strategies and understanding how business trends impact the design entrepreneur.

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TURNING AN IDEA INTO A BUSINESS

This course is your opportunity to discover if your design idea could be a viable creative business. Through lectures and group activities, you’ll be introduced to research tools, business strategy and principals to develop a successful design focused business. Using this information you’ll create a business model for your design idea and understand why and how your idea could be a viable business.

 

What you’ll learn: Introduction to business models, introduction to market research, critical decision making, marketing strategies and understanding how business trends impact the design entrepreneur.

Coming Soon

 

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