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Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

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Topic(s):

Stakeholder Engagement

Priority Issue(s):

Community Resilience

Host Partner(s):

Rookery Bay Reserve

Location:

 Hosted by Rookery Bay NERR at Florida Southwestern College, Collier Campus, Naples, FL

Date/Time:

calendar icon4/15/2015 - 4/16/2015

Price:

$30.00

Max Applicants:

35

Learn to design meetings that enhance problem solving and minimize conflict.  Collaboration can be complicated, requiring  a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, meetings.  This two-day course will be taught by national trainers from NOAA's Coastal Services Center and is designed to increase your ability to plan and facilitate a meeting that minimizes conflict and enhances problem solving.

Audience: Public and private sector professionals who plan, lead, or participate in meetings as part of doing business.

Course overview:
Collaboration is often cited as a good way to address coastal resource management issues, but the collaborative process is complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a collaborative meeting.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
-  Determine if a collaborative process is appropriate
-  Select people with the skill sets needed to fill each meeting role
-  Learn and practice facilitation skills
-  Use appropriate process tools and techniques to address the meeting objectives
-  Manage conflict in meetings by understanding group dynamics
-  Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them

Topics that will be covered:

The Collaborative Process
Step 1 – Assess the Collaborative Potential
Step 2 – Engage Stakeholders
Step 3 – Understand the Issue
Step 4 – Generate Alternatives
Step 5 – Select Alternative
Step 6 – Implement Alternative

This workshop will be held at Florida Southwestern College, Collier Campus, Building N, Room 148, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, FL 34113.

$30 registration covers coffee and lunch both days.
To register, visit www.rookerybay.org/learn/training-and-resources.

Questions? Contact Brooke Carney, Coastal Training Coordinator for Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at 239-530-5956 or brooke.carney@dep.state.fl.us.

 

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