For more information contact:
Ohio Arts Council
Riffe Gallery Director
The AIR Institute provides a 30-hour Certified Facilitator Training that prepares participants to deliver ABBBA and Shift Workshops. Once certified, additional training can prepare AIR facilitators to deliver the Evolve Program.
The trainings focus on mastering:
- Presentation of AIR materials
- Facilitation of collaborative teams
- Coaching individuals for future success
AIR programs were designed using adult learning best practices so the workshops are very interactive and focused on doing skill building, rather than listening to talking heads. Facilitators help ensure that the participants practice and gain self efficacy in collaboration, listening, design thinking, and business planning.
The AIR programs use facilitation skills that empower workshop participants to learn by doing with a team. AIR facilitators are trained to not “give the answer” to the teams they are facilitating. Instead, they empower the participants to discover the answer together. Excellent facilitators learn to balance their desire to help others, with the knowledge that people learn best when they discover the answers themselves.
Facilitators are also trained to provide a fifteen minute coaching session for the participants on their team. Facilitators learn to help participants identify what they are trying to change in their lives and careers and some next steps that will lead them toward those goals.