The following blog post is written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.
On February 11, the Intercultural Centre (IC) hosted the first Teach Your Talent workshop.
The first workshop in this learner lead series was titled “Salsa Dancing 101” and was facilitated by BVC learner Sandra Velandia. There was an incredibly supportive turn out of learners eager to learn salsa, and the IC was brimming with lively energy.
Teach Your Talent was inspired by BVC learners' desire to share a passion with their peers. Learners work one-on-one with the Centre Engagement Officer to produce a workshop. This involves creating an outline of the workshop, a time line, materials needed, and facilitating the workshop. The learner facilitator receives feedback and support on presentation skills, communication skills, and PowerPoint development to ensure that the workshop runs smoothly and professionally.
What are the benefits of a learner led workshop?
- Skill building in organization and planning
- Improved presentation and delivery skills
- Empowerment and increased confidence of the learner
- Opportunities to connect to different members of the campus community
Look for the next Teach Your Talent workshop on April 1, 2015. Learner facilitator Rashida Aamir will be teaching the basics of creating Mosaic Art.