Published: 07th July 2018
This workshop at Lahe Lahe will help you host a workshop of your own
Gear up for the Art of Facilitation workshop, that is set to take place in Bengaluru on July 8. It will teach you about facilitating a workshop and the skills needed to do so
Have you ever wanted to host a workshop or a meetup, but are unsure how to go about it? It certainly is a challenge for anyone to make sure that they hold the attention of their audience while not appearing conscious at the same time. Fret not! The Art of Facilitation workshop at Lahe Lahe, a rooftop space in Bengaluru, will teach you the skill of striking a balance between the two so that you can conduct a seamless session of your own. The workshop, to be held on July 8, aims to teach people how to host a session by themselves.
The session will be hosted by four trainers — Harish Bhuvan, Founder and Director, Gratitude Listening Circle and the Founder at Compassionate Smiles, Rajesh P, Founder, The Actors Collective, Rekha Kurup, Founder, The She Stands Tall Project and Vikram Sridhar, Founder, Around The Story Tree. It is being organised by Mansee Shah Thard, the co-founder of Lahe Lahe. While the session itself seems interesting, Mansee shares its backstory with us, which is surely worth a read.
The building where Lahe Lahe's terrace is situated on also houses a Nepali family of three. The husband is a watchman and the wife is a maid. They have a young and bright son, but as the family moved to Bengaluru, the child was put in a Government school and forced to learn Kannada, a language alien to him. "The family couldn't afford to send him to a private school, which was really sad. At that time, we organised a gig here and the band members, who were really close to the child, donated all their profits from the gig towards his education," narrates Mansee.
One of the attendees of the gig was Harish Bhuvan, who also wanted to do something similar to raise funds for the child. "Then we thought about all those who want to facilitate meetups, but don't know how to. Hosting a workshop is truly a skill. So Harish and I thought, why not do something about it. We wanted to touch upon different cycles of a workshop so we looped in other trainers as well," says Mansee.
The workshop is the second edition of the Art of Facilitation workshop. Since the last year's edition was a hit, the organisers are hoping that this six hour-long session will be welcomed warmly yet again by all. They're expecting about 30 people at this workshop which starts at 10 am, tomorrow.
"The purpose of the workshop is to give you an idea about how to host a session. The trainers will talk about how their areas of expertise will help you. I will also talk about marketing in the end. Logistics is also an unavoidable part when it comes to workshops," Mansee concludes.