Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

Gorsuch Commons, University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
September 20–21, 2017
9:00 am–5:00 pm

Contact: Davin Holen, dlholen@alaska.edu • 907-274-9697

Imagine a world where meetings are effective, collaborative, and productive.

In this class you will 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 for attending meetings when you are not the leader.

Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to
• 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

Anyone interested in learning techniques for facilitating meetings is welcome to register. Those who facilitate workshops mainly in Alaska coastal communities are especially encouraged to participate. The trainers will be from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management.

The class is limited to 35 participants, with preregistration required using the online registration.

Previous attendees had great things to say about the training:
“I've already put these skills to use!”
“My monthly meetings are now faster, and I'm getting better results.”
“This training has REALLY proven helpful in all aspects of what I do.”
“This course helped me feel confident enough to handle a disruption.”

Hosted by Alaska Sea Grant and Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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