Creative Facilitation 2014

April 13, 2014 - April 16, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


Apr 13 – Apr 16, 2014 Sun 1:00 PM – Wed 6:00 PM $590.00
Do you facilitate or lead meetings, workshops and community groups? Does it sometimes feel like the same old, same old…

Come and learn some fun and creative tools to liven up your meetings or local events. If you want people talking about how your events engaged and enlivened them, then this excellent community development program is your answer! And you don’t have to be an artist to tap into people’s creative side.

“There was so many practical ideas for integrating creative arts in a meaningful way and not just as an add on workshop.”

“The program was very profound & transformative. I am not the same person who arrived here.”

This certificate program fuses adult education theory and practice, and social transformation theory, with the creative arts. Participants are introduced to the Creative Arts Learning Cycle, a unique model developed to maximize the transformational potential of the creative arts in any learning situation. 

Primarily for facilitators, educators, and artists who want to use their art to engage others, this program combines theory and practice in a participatory learning process which allows participants to experience the transformational quality of the creative arts, understand a theoretical framework for building experiences which use the creative arts, and practice designing and facilitating learning experiences using a variety of modalities from the creative arts (theatre, movement, visual art etc.)
This certificate program will enable you to take your program design and facilitation to the next level, as you engage in a reflective, experiential creative experience.

Program Cost: $590 ($340 tuition+$250 meals/accommodations)

Local Price: $449 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast) 

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.


Dr. Debbie Castle

Dr. Debbie CastleDr. Debbie Castle is currently working on projects designed to bring the fullness of each one’s lived experiences into the community/collective as a way of re-discovering our love for the whole and the diverse ways we express and share it. Debbie’s role as a facilitator takes her many places locally and globally focusing on learning and change. The foundation of her work continues to be the ASPIRE model in its original form at the Tatamagouche Centre, for which she is ever thankful.

Tessa Mendel

Tessa MendelTessa Mendel, Program Resource Group (PRG) Facilitator, is a community-based arts facilitator, theatre director and educator who uses the creative arts for transformational learning. She has developed and facilitated numerous community-based theatre projects throughout much of Canada and internationally (Ethiopia, Jamaica).  She has also facilitated programs on Creative Arts Facilitation and Community-Based Arts Training in multiple contexts including the Tatamagouche Centre, the Maritime School of Social Work and the Arts Engage conference (held 2010 in Halifax). 

Tessa has taught courses on popular theatre, developmental theatre and theatre as a tool for critical literacy at Memorial, Acadia and Dalhousie Universities and in the Graduate Education program at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has directed over 25 productions at theatres and universities in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and is currently the co-Artistic Director of a new professional theatre company, Halifax Theatre for Young People. 

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