Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings, Apr 15-16, 2015, Rookery Bay Reserve

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

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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 http://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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