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Daily Nourishing Reflection #4: Acknowledging Participants & Their Prior Knowledge

Welcome to day 4 of the Intentionally Equitable Hospitality (IEH) series for May 2024!

Daily Facilitation Tip:

Watch this video by Irene Maweu where she gives several tips, including the importance of acknowledging participants as they come in, and making space for participants’ prior knowledge early on.

Daily Activity: What is Equitable Facilitation Like?

So here is a way we can all benefit from YOUR prior knowledge about equitable facilitation in a fun way! We are huge fans of metaphors/analogies! So let’s share how we might use analogies/metaphors to describe our views of equitable facilitation on this Padlet. Padlet allows us to easily see everyone’s choices (you can add more than one!) and so you can add just a word, or add a description, or use an image or a short video. You can also comment on one another’s posts and you can even give someone a “like”. Remember to describe the image with alternative text if you do use one. Feel free to have fun with it and use AI tools to generate images, if you like, thought Padlet also allows you to do an image search from within it.

New to Padlet? Here is a video demo on how to use Padlet

Don’t like Padlet, or don’t want to try a new tool? Feel free to post your metaphors on Slack

Daily Optional Additional Material

Here is a video of Irene facilitating an activity called “What Kind of Animal Are You?”. Notice how she shares a story of how she once adapted the activity on the fly? That’s “intentional adaptation” (phase 3 of IEH).

One More Thing…

If you haven’t had a chance to look at other people’s introductions, today might be a good day to jump into at least one intro by someone you don’t know and post a comment. Here’s the link to all of the May posts.

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This post is part of the Intentionally Equitable Hospitality Series in May 2024, which includes daily emails (of the same content here) and three live sessions. To register, please click below.

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