Design Salon Recap: Michael Rohd

On March 19th, Michael Rohd joined us in a discussion about process design and creative facilitation. Watch the recording here.

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Facilitating creativity often requires accepting ambiguous outcomes or increased tension. Michael Rohd, founding artistic director of the Sojourn Theatre and Institute Professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger Insititute for Design & the Arts, joined us for a design salon on February 12 to share his thoughts on designing processes and facilitating creativity.

Highlights of the design salon include:

  • A discussion about the difference between leading a facilitating
  • A window into how Michael Rohd began his career with the Hope is Vital project in metro Washington D.C.
  • Questions about the role that resistance plays in facilitation
  • Thoughts on how K-12 educators can facilitate creativity in the face of resistance

For more about Michael Rohd and his work see: http://www.sojourntheatre.org/ and https://www.thecpcp.org/

You can also find Michael Rohd’s book, Theatre for Community, Conflict, & Dialogue: The Hope is Vital Training Manual, online or at your local bookstore.

During the Salon, Michael Rohd also mentioned some other excellent reads worth listing:

Agusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Dorothy Heathcote’s Drama for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert Approach to Education

Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy

Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist 

Melissa also referenced a podcast in the discussion–she was talking about the Cautionary Tales podcast, specifically this episode: Martin Luther King Jr; the Jewelry Genius; and the Art of Public Speaking

Lastly, to join future design salons, check back in with our website for the schedule.

See the video below:

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