Facilitators keep things local.
AIR invests in your local community by providing nearly twenty hours of in-person training for every facilitator. We provide your community leaders with in-depth facilitation, presentation, and coaching skills using a rubric that’s designed for success.
AIR Facilitators are the heart of the our programs. They provide a personal connection and give participants confidence that they can learn, connect, change and succeed.
Our facilitators share an important philosophy – they are committed to helping participants discover answers and devise solutions for their community on their own. Our facilitators help with managing the collaborative process but are trained to not give answers so that participants truly learn and practice collaboration, consensus building, design thinking and business planning.
It is an acquired skill to learn to facilitate without teaching or leading or providing an “answer.” All of our facilitators work hard to master this skill and to share tools with participants so that communities have more people ready to be open for a truly local, collaborative process and creative ecosystem.
If you are interested in being a facilitator, reach out to your state contact and read more about the application process and the training.
AIR Facilitators share these characteristics and values:
Inspire change and excellence
Facilitators have qualities that inspire hope. They are optimistic realists with exceptional listening skills and great senses of humor. They are life-long learners who are adaptable, organized improvisers who work and play well with others.
Bring people together
Facilitators have diverse backgrounds and life experiences. They have honed their creative and business experiences. They have strong communication skill and high emotional intelligence.
Walk the talk
AIR Facilitators embody the paradigm shift that will help achieve our vision of increasing the value of art and creativity in our communities. They are people who reach across the aisle in their careers, communities, and lives.
Facilitators use presentation tools, software, and equipment to bring their stories alive. AIR embraces the interweb and fun, digital stuff that makes storytelling and collaborating easier and more personal.
MEET OUR FACILITATORS