FACTUALITY is back in Philadelphia for Saint Joseph's University's new student orientation program. On day one, I facilitated FACTUALITY for over 300 first year students within three hours... and will facilitate sessions for the rest of the incoming class over the next few days.
I love working for institutions and organizations that opt into this type of tone setting.
I’m smiling SO BIG because this facilitation makes contract/game 52 this year AND 52 contracts was my goal for 2019... and also because this group, Equity Meets Design was so dope!!!
I'm really looking forward to our future plans to collaborate!
I think this makes facilitation six or seven with TEKsystems since December. So grateful to Faith (who valued the opinion of her 9th grade daughter who played FACTUALITY at her school) and Franklin, who directs diversity initiatives, for giving me a chance. I am loving our relationship and SO excited about our future plans.
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Oh how I love working with Art with a Heart. I get to see many of the students at their schools in the Baltimore area and although several have played FACTUALITY several times at this point, they always arrive excited to play and eager to learn more.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: CHEM 590c: Cultural Awareness and Competency in the Sciences
Another opportunity to get back into the classroom. This time FACTUALITY was incorporated into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's CHEM 590c: Cultural Awareness and Competency in the Sciences. I got to teach Ph.D. students!!!
Special thanks to Dr. Lloyd Munjanja for inviting me to campus!
My imagination runs beautifully wild and I dream really, really big... but I never imagined or dreamt of FACTUALITY serving as "the" shared #diversity experience for an ENTIRE incoming class!
At the end of June, I will be faciliting FACTUALITY for over 700 incoming students at Saint Joseph's University. I'm feeling proud, accomplished, elated and all other things comparable.
Time to take these dreams to the next level.
Shout out to Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia for this type of tone setting at their institution. By the end of orientation, I will have facilitated FACTUALITY for over 1200 of their community members since January!
After pursuing the administrative track in higher education for over a decade, I realized that I was the happiest in the classroom. It's a such a joy being back in the classroom .and there are no words to capture what it means to have my original work embedded into the curriculum.
I had the best time teaching these graduate students! When I called end of game play, they asked me if they could continue playing for a little bit longer... completely made my day!
I arrived early to set up FACTUALITY at NCCWSL: the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders just to find that the room was not equipped with tables and chairs requested. As I am trying to figure out how to prepare the room with less than 30 minutes to spare, I stopped to ask myself my favorite question, "what's the worst that can happen?" The room isn't prepared, session attendees have begun to arrive... what's the worst that can happen? The worst case scenario was that I had to improvise for my set up and causing me to start a little later than expected. Totally manageable. No need to be stressed.
FACTUALITY was created out of my willingness to no longer allow adversity break me... and as I was setting up the room in front of 30 young women, I shared my "what's the worst that can happen" mindset, I addressed the importance of always extracting the silver lining from situations that don't go as planned, and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, the attendees had taken their seats (we borrowed panel discussion tables from a cancelled session) and the facilitation began.
Not only does FACTUALITY contribute to the growth of my session attendees, it contributes to my growth too.
The panel discussion tables worked out just fine. Shout out to Shelvia English, a former student turned friend, who helped with the impromptu set up.
This was my fifth FACTUALITY session at Saint Joseph's University and over 70 people were in attendance. This session was held post commencement, faculty contracts were up, but there were so many faculty members in attendance. Having heard nothing but great feedback about my previous sessions, they shared that they weren't going to miss the opportunity to participate again.
Thank you for the support! I can't wait to bring FACTUALITY to your entire incoming class.