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Joenita Paulrajan, PhD

Joenita Paulrajan, MA, MPhil, PhD, leads the diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, and international development programs for the UBC Extended Learning.

Her work involves program development and implementation, curriculum design, content development, facilitator training, student, corporate and community training, teaching, and facilitation. Her current research interests, workshops and conference presentations are in the area of equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural communication.

Events with Joenita Paulrajan, PhD

Advanced Facilitation: Cultural Fluency & Collaboration (Vancouver)
November 18, 2020

fa·cil·i·ta·tion /fəˌsiləˈtāSH(ə)n/ What does ‘group facilitation’ mean to you? For some, group facilitation means the deployment of an established suite of process tools, grounded in the experience of a ‘neutral’ professional, and delivered as a service to enable groups to operate at their very best. From this perspective, the primary job of a facilitator is to support constructive dialogue, help groups engage across difference, and manage conflict. This version of facilitation places emphasis on analysis, careful agenda design, and multiple ways of nurturing collaboration. For others, facilitation connotes something much broader. From this second vantage point, facilitation is about bridge…