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Experiential Education Academy – Call for Workshop Facilitators
(Application Deadline: May 24, 2022)

The Experiential Education Academy (EEA) seeks workshop facilitators who are diverse independent contractors with deep knowledge of experiential learning theory and practice, and a passion for student learning, teaching, collaboration, and reflection. Facilitators are part of a team that collaborates closely to deliver workshops that support the EEA’s mission to cultivate educators who effectively use experiential education as an integral part of personal, professional, civic, and global learning. 

Qualifications/Eligibility

  • Expertise in an area of experiential education, specifically associated with existing foundation and/or elective workshops
  • Ability to model and integrate evidence-based practices into workshop facilitation
  • Experience facilitating and excellence in engaging lectures and active learning
  • Openness to self-reflection; passion for continuous learning and growth
  • Experience embedding experiential learning into own teaching and learning practices
  • Ability to deliver workshop through in-person and virtual modalities 

Expectations

  • Shadow an experienced EEA facilitator in a workshop prior to leading that workshop
  • Stay abreast of current research and innovation in experiential learning, particularly in areas of workshop foci
  • Adhere to the standards agreed upon for workshop content and delivery
  • Participate in post-workshop conversations to discuss participant feedback
  • Collaborate with other EEA facilitators to revise and update EEA curriculum as needed
  • Participate in EEA facilitator meetings
  • Support other EEA facilitators, sharing facilitation techniques and resources that will enhance workshops
  • Foster relationships with and between participants that expand beyond the workshop
  • Travel as needed to facilitate workshops in person

Benefits

  • Stipend
  • Travel/transportation, food and hotel expenses covered
  • Develop facilitation skills while enhancing experiential learning knowledge and practices
  • Build network of practitioners and colleagues in experiential education

Application Process:

  1. Complete and submit the electronic EEA Facilitator Application form (https://valenciacc.ut1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_07D9gKIF7r466JU) and attach a current resume/CV.
  2. The EEA Leadership Team will review applicant materials and contact applicants with feedback regarding their application status within two weeks following the application deadline.
  3. Desired applicants will participate in a virtual interview with three current EEA facilitators. Interviews will include a 3-5 minute “mini-teach” lesson in which applicants will model some type of engagement that could be utilized in a workshop environment.
  4. Within a week of completing the interview, applicants will be notified of a decision and any next steps.
The NSEE Board of Directors and Experiential Education Academy Committee offer the opportunity for EEA Graduates and other NSEE members to consider becoming an EEA workshop facilitator. EEA workshops are held regionally throughout the year and at NSEE’s annual conferences. Individuals with deep knowledge of experiential learning theory and practice, expertise in one or more of the workshop areas, and excellent facilitation skills have an opportunity to play an important role in implementing the NSEE’s mission to advance experiential education and contribute to the professional development of colleagues in the field.

Applicants who are accepted as facilitators will be asked to shadow an experienced facilitator in a workshop before facilitating that workshop independently.  They will also be partnered with a lead facilitator to provide guidance and coaching.  Finally, they will be provided with a template for the workshop to enhance consistency of content across facilitators.

Calls for EEA facilitator applications occur during dedicated times based on available openings. In the meantime, if you would like more information about becoming an EEA workshop facilitator or have questions about the application process itself, please contact Shara Lee, EdD at 407-582-4723 or [email protected].