The Browne Center

Workshops at the 41st AEE International Conference

Browne Center Staff Workshops

at the 41st International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education

From the AEE website: “Each fall, over 750 educators and practitioners from around the world convene to share ideas, network, build skills, and effect change!”

 

This years conference hosted in Denver, Colorado starts October 31st and goes through November 3rd.  Below are the descriptions for the professional development workshops that our staff will be presenting.  For more information about the conference see the AEE website: http://www.aee.org

 

Social Justice Education in 3D: Activities for Dialogue, Discussion, and Discovery

Tara Flippo, Director of Youth & Student Programs.

This workshop uses activities to address social justice education and promote the 3 Ds: dialogue, discussion, and discovery. Participants will experience an interactive activity-based approach to develop self-awareness and agency. Focusing on methods, terminology and activities, participants will have the opportunity to increase their “toolbox” for diversity and/or social justice related content (anti-bias, inequity, discrimination, prejudice, and oppression)

 

Empathy, the Bullying Solution?

Jeff Frigon, Youth & Student Program Coordinator

Bullying has evolved from dodgeball to facebook and from the local and finite “playground at 3:00” to the global and incessant venue of social media. This workshop will actively engage participants in an intentional sequence of activities designed to address some of the social emotional issues research has shown to be the root of bullying and victimization. Participant should come ready to be active and prepared for engaging discussions!

 

Experience the Difference—The Effects of Culture in Adventure Programming

Te-Hsin Chang, Youth & Student Programs Contract Facilitator

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the importance of understanding the impact of different cultures on adventure programming. In order to provide concrete examples, activities and case studies will be incorporated to examine the effect of different cultural characteristics on power distribution, individual and group needs, risk taking propensity, gender characteristics, and long- versus short-term oriented characteristics within cultures. Various ways of adopting facilitation techniques to address these issues will be discussed during the workshop. Participants will be provided with several opportunities to collaborate in brainstorming different ways of facilitating in different cultures.

The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.