Facilitation Fellowship

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Resetting the Table’s Facilitation Fellows are Jewish leaders in their 20’s and 30s who participate in a 7-month comprehensive training in facilitating communication in charged contexts. Led by expert facilitation coaches who draw upon backgrounds in conflict resolution, mediation, and chaplaincy, the fellowship trains Fellows to support people to engage in direct, open conversations across divides on Israel. Fellows serve as hosts and small-group facilitators at Resetting the Table events, most of which are crafted in partnership with organizations serving young adult Jewish professionals and intergenerational communities across NYC. Fellows will:

  • Receive extensive facilitation training that draws on classic models of facilitation, mediation, and chaplaincy over the first 4 months of the fellowship.
  • Enable other NYC-area Jews in their 20s and 30s to come together to express themselves with depth, listen carefully, and move through charged conversations on Israel
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate multiple events over the course of the 7 month fellowship, including small-group discussions that may include storytelling, study circles, conversations on films, and other forums for community conversation.
  • Collaborate with conveners to design and plan events, and also have opportunities to facilitate other programs run separately by Resetting the Table staff and partners.

The Facilitation Fellowship is a rare professional development opportunity offering a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of facilitating difficult conversations, with repeated opportunities for practical facilitation experience and the possibility of joining Resetting the Table’s growing roster of NYC-based facilitators serving New York’s Jewish communities.

The cost of the Facilitation Fellowship is $750, which we are able to offer at a highly subsidized rate thanks to a generous grant from the UJA-Federation of New York. A few partial scholarships are available.

Meet our 2015-2016 Facilitation Fellows