The role of Session Facilitator involves facilitating a one-hour Virtual Career Workout session which engages up to 30 students and five volunteer guests: preparing students for up to 15 minutes before the guests arrive on screen, training them to ask interesting open questions; facilitating Q&A between students and guests, ensuring all students have a chance to ask questions and guests have roughly equal time answering them; wrapping up with a five minute evaluation and de-brief with the students.
Sessions are usually scheduled during school days, 8.30am-3.30pm. Facilitators can choose how often they wish to facilitate, depending on availability of session, but must facilitate at least six sessions per year. Trained facilitators are paid £25 per session.
This role is suited only to someone who: has previous experience leading learning activity with teenagers; is reliable and able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances (e.g. class arriving late, guests occasionally suddenly disappearing from the screen); can learn quickly; has good familiarity with MS Teams and MS Powerpoint.
The training involves five stages, each followed by a feedback conversation with an experienced co-facilitator, and takes a minimum of five hours: 1) experience being a volunteer guest in a session; 2) shadow a facilitator through a full one-hour session; 3) facilitate one section of the session (fielding Q&A); 4) facilitate an additional section (either intro or outro with the students; 5) facilitate an entire session with an experienced facilitator shadowing.
If you are interested to find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 07749 223918.