|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:||4/15/2015 – 4/16/2015|
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.