Whole-Self Practices for Online Facilitators

Whole-Self Virtual Learning: Trauma-Informed, Embodiment Practices for Online FacilitatorsThis workshop is designed for teachers, facilitators, and community leaders who wish to increase their awareness and skill around creating trauma-informed spaces for learning. During this workshop, practitioners will engage in meaningful discussion and experiential learning opportunities on the topics of safety, somatics, and relational accountability in order to optimize their offerings. Join us to learn more about simple and proven strategies for co-creating greater community wellbeing while teaching in a virtual space.You Will Learn:The key aspects of positionality and what a relational land acknowledgement might be like for non-Indigenous facilitators.What trauma is, how it affects the body, and what trauma-informed teaching is all about.How to use experiential modeling, reflection, and sharing circles to co-create a community of creative practice.Practical strategies for fostering an emotionally safe learning environment for both students and teachers in the virtual space.FacilitatorAleyah is a third-generation diasporic Irish descendant and white Settler Canadian who has lived her entire life in the territory of the Anishinaabeg in the Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin (the Great Lakes) region. As an artist, activist, scholar, and certified teacher who is privileged to learn from and work with Indigenous communities for the past 15 years, Aleyah has developed skill translating experiential research into practice in the realms of sustainability, spirituality, and solidarity.Aleyah has extensive lived experience and expertise in transformational learning, trauma and grief recovery, relational healing, and pedagogy. She currently lives and works in the unceded territory of the Omamiwininiwag, Algonquin Nation, where in addition to her work in Indigenous research and policy, she continues to serve as writer and embodied teacher co-creating knowledge in trauma-informed wellness, healing with and within place, and Indigenous-settler relationship renewal.www.aleyaherinlennon.comThe ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.ASL interpretation will be provided.FREE - please register to attendPhotographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

Via Zoom
Whole-Self Virtual Learning: Trauma-Informed, Embodiment Practices for Online Facilitators
This workshop is designed for teachers, facilitators, and community leaders who wish to increase their awareness and skill around creating trauma-informed spaces for learning. During this workshop, practitioners will engage in meaningful discussion and experiential learning opportunities on the topics of safety, somatics, and relational accountability in order to optimize their offerings. Join us to learn more about simple and proven strategies for co-creating greater community wellbeing while teaching in a virtual space.

You Will Learn:
  • The key aspects of positionality and what a relational land acknowledgement might be like for non-Indigenous facilitators.
  • What trauma is, how it affects the body, and what trauma-informed teaching is all about.
  • How to use experiential modeling, reflection, and sharing circles to co-create a community of creative practice.
  • Practical strategies for fostering an emotionally safe learning environment for both students and teachers in the virtual space.

Facilitator
Aleyah is a third-generation diasporic Irish descendant and white Settler Canadian who has lived her entire life in the territory of the Anishinaabeg in the Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin (the Great Lakes) region. As an artist, activist, scholar, and certified teacher who is privileged to learn from and work with Indigenous communities for the past 15 years, Aleyah has developed skill translating experiential research into practice in the realms of sustainability, spirituality, and solidarity.
Aleyah has extensive lived experience and expertise in transformational learning, trauma and grief recovery, relational healing, and pedagogy. She currently lives and works in the unceded territory of the Omamiwininiwag, Algonquin Nation, where in addition to her work in Indigenous research and policy, she continues to serve as writer and embodied teacher co-creating knowledge in trauma-informed wellness, healing with and within place, and Indigenous-settler relationship renewal.
www.aleyaherinlennon.com

The ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

FREE - please register to attend

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.