A good discussion creates "teachable moments" because it provides students with an opportunity to practice the critical thinking and interpretative skills that we hope they will acquire during their undergraduate degree. The Leading Discussions Workshop (LDW) is a one-and-half-day workshop where you work closely with peers and trained facilitators (who are themselves UBC graduate students and teaching assistants from across campus) to learn how to get the most out of your discussions. Through practice and sharing ideas in a cooperative environment, you will gain organization skills and techniques to keep a discussion active. During the workshop you will plan, organize and lead a discussion with a partner and receive constructive feedback from your peers and the facilitator. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Explore collaborative strategies that help create a safe and encouraging discussion group environment. Consider a variety of techniques you can use to structure the discussion process and to motivate students to participate. Discover solutions for challenges that arise when leading a discussion. Develop your skills as a discussion leader through planning and leading a group discussion. All LDWs run from 12:30pm-5:00pm on Day 1 and 8:30am-5:00pm on Day 2.