Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Workshop, March 12-13, 2014, Apalachicola Reserve

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Host Partner(s): Apalachicola Reserve
Location:  Tallahassee, FL
Date/Time: calendar icon3/12/2014 – 3/13/2014
Price: $25.00
Max Applicants: 35

If more than one person is working on something, chances are everyone involved will have to meet. Meetings can be really helpful and productive… or a colossal waste of time.  This training will focus on tips to reach desired objectives and make every meeting productive. Come join us!

Course overview:
The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve are offering this NOAA Coastal Services training which is a designed to increase your ability to plan and facilitate a meeting that minimizes conflict and enhance problem solving. This course will be taught by national trainers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, Ann Weaver and Marian Hanisko. Continuing education credits are available to certified planners. Please contact Rosalyn (contact info below) if you have questions about the credits.

Course description:

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. See the attached full agenda for more info.

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
The registration fee for this course is $25 cash or check and includes lunch both days as well as the workshop materials. More information on the payment will be provided when you register.

Contact Rosalyn Kilcollins at 850-670-7708 or

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