A Workshop on Workshops: How to help groups get unstuck

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A Workshop on Workshops: How to help groups get unstuck

What was the worst meeting you ever had to sit through? Did you seethe at the thought of wasting our wild and precious moments on earth? In this workshop, you will learn to be brave in the face of chaos (or contradicting client feedback) and cut through the bullshit with facilitation.

Facilitation is the practice of making it easy for groups to solve problems. As facilitators, we have the power to free ourselves and our teams when our projects are stuck, stride forward with courage and conviction, and create work where meaning doesn't get lost in the muddle.

There will be no slide decks in this workshop. Expect an active session of prompts, activities, conversations and probably some venting.

Thursday 29 July
4–6p ET / 1–3p PT


Instructor Bio

Tim Casasola has facilitated workshops with designers and developers, startup founders, and Fortune 500 exec teams. He's a Product Strategist at Manhattan Hydraulics, the UX design sister studio of XXIX. Before Manhattan Hydraulics, he worked at The Ready, guiding organizational transformation with companies like Citi, Dropbox, and GE. Tim nerds out about the similarities between product development and organizational development, and writes a biweekly newsletter about it. Tim is also an avid rock climber and a breakdancer of ten years. He currently lives in Southern California.



We are offering a number of free, need-based scholarships to this workshop.

Index scholarships are designed to benefit underrepresented groups, BIPOC members of our community, and those for whom the class price is not accessible. These need-based scholarships will go to the candidates who best demonstrate why they should be chosen for the free spot to our class based on the following criteria:

The selected applicants:

  • Belong to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the graphic design and creative industries
  • Do not have jobs that would pay for these courses as professional development
  • Cannot independently afford the class at list price
  • Share our value of intentional community

    The number of selected applicants chosen is subject to the discretion of Index and the instructor, but all of our paid programs will select at least one.

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