Publication Date

Spring 5-2017

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Ryland White

Abstract

This course-linked capstone will focus on the ethics and practices of sharing training designs for others to facilitate. It will look closely at my own experience in sharing cultural competency training designs with others within my organization to facilitate. It will focus on the design itself, but more in-depth on the process of sharing designs and healthy collaboration among facilitators and design creators. My experience took place at City Year Boston where over 260 volunteers enter into our AmeriCorps program to work in Boston Public Schools.

For this capstone I will focus on one project in particular that I developed: a four-day curriculum called Community Days. I designed the curriculum, which was then facilitated by other staff members to AmeriCorps members. This paper will focus on my own reflection on the design as well as an analysis of the design sharing process. I will delve into the complexities of true collaboration among facilitators and creators, as well as the logistics of training large groups. A heavy theme woven continuously through this paper will be the understanding of communication and how complex it is when working on teams within a larger organization. Each section of the paper will start with my experience followed by analysis and reflection, moving towards larger macro-applications of the learning.

Disciplines

Adult and Continuing Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education