Published: August 29, 2016   Updated: September 19, 2016

A live interview (recorded August 22nd, 2016) with higher ed professional and social justice educator and facilitator Trey Boynton, the Director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office at U of M. With her seemingly endless energy and 15+ years experience facilitating social justice and student development Trey digs into facilitating diversity and social justice learning in higher ed with Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann of the FacilitatingXYZ team!

To check out more information about Trey find her on Twitter at @TreyBoynton or here.

Conversation index!

(use this index to jump to a particular section of the talk!)

Who is Trey?
How did Trey see Brene Brown’s work in social justice work?
How talking about conflict can help/access information about talking about race.
How did you know that activity (that seemed round-about) is worth it? 
Who should we spending time on for social justice work? 
How do you navigate what learning outcomes to push for?
Facilitators who (unintentionally) do more harm than good.
How do you help someone determine if they are in a good space to facilitate?
What to do when something happens you don’t know how to navigate? –
Always in your toolbox type tricks.
What happens if someone says “you should be neutral”?
The concept of safe space and fully inclusive spaces.
Social justice education is not easy and it’s not neutral.
Goals you have in social justice conversation.
What do you do differently when you know a group has had bad experiences in the past?
Learning outcomes for social justice facilitation.

Rapid fire questions
Three words to describe facilitation.
What is something that you need to keep learning as a facilitator?
What is a ground rule that you would apply to the whole world?
What stresses you out as a facilitator? 
Advice for your 5-year-ago self? 
Most unique place that you’ve ever facilitated?
Not directly facilitation related experience ever facilitator should have?
What book do you recommend the most?


Coming! Youtube auto-transcribed closed captions available now.

Written by FacilitatingXYZ Team

This is the account that the FacilitatingXYZ team uses. FacXYZ is co-facilitated by Meg and Sam, and brings in expertise, knowledge, and lived experience from facilitators far and wide. Read more about us here.

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