This past weekend I had the privilege of co-facilitating a Let’s Sprout workshop at the Dalhousie Lead Conference. The conference was centred around citizen leadership and opening students eyes to initiatives and opportunities on campus as well as providing them with the opportunity to build up their own leadership tool belt. 

Those attending the workshop all came from different backgrounds, places and programs, however they all connected over the memories and experiences they had in nature. The conversation quickly shifted to environmental activism and the struggle many of us face in dealing with guilt of harming the climate and the role privilege plays in activism. I was so happy at the road the conversation went down because the conversation was an area I constantly think about personally, so being able help others discuss issues that weigh on their mind around environmental activism, was extremely important and rewarding. 

What I love about facilitation is that as a facilitator you are not expected to be an expert, however you are there to help others feel comfortable discussing what they are thinking and feeling. You are purely a vessel for conversations which facilitates change. 

-  Claire