Academics at Prescott College
Robyn Bryers, B.A. Outdoor Experiential Education
For twenty years I have developed my skills as a professional facilitator through my work as an outdoor educator, classroom teacher, business administrator, and talent trainer. Through each of these roles I have cultivated my precise and inclusive decision-making skills, abilities in complex problem solving, a diversity of leadership styles, a humanistic counseling approach, and a repertoire of facilitation tools.
I believe in the power to create transformational experiences through intentional activities and the creation of a safe and supportive environment. I have incorporated my training in community mediation, counseling, and restorative justice into my facilitation in order to support a community as they engage in any type of process of change and evolution.
I strive to create an ideal environment for personal growth and social change through the application of my fine-tuned skills, theoretical knowledge, and practical experience. By acknowledging each person’s unique life experiences and needs, generating a sense of safety and ownership through participant-centered experiences, and offering authentic communication, trust, and transparency people embrace their potential for growth. I believe that when individuals feel safe, have ownership of their experience, and are inspired, profound lasting personal growth can occur.
My professional experience has provided me with unique ingredients for initiating lasting change. Through my time in education, I have acquired skills in designing thoughtful progressions that result in innovative learning experiences. Facilitating group living experiences has informed my counseling techniques and my astute awareness of group dynamics. My values of justice and equity are infused into every aspect of my work in order to aid in the dismantling of harmful systems of oppression. By interweaving the variety of values, skills, and attributes I possess into experiences, participants become informed and inspired to, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, be the change they wish to see in the world.
"If you are willing to look at another person's behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all."Yogi Bhajan
B.A. (Outdoor Experiential Education) Prescott College, Prescott, 2005
M.S. Counseling, Prescott College, 2018