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Planning & Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

September 21-22, 2016 | 9:00 am-5 pm

Audubon Society of RI, 12 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield, RI

14 AICP credits offered

Workshop participants learn to design meetings that enhance problem solving and minimize conflict. This course teaches attendees how to conduct meetings, both big and small, that reach specific goals—and it provides the tools and techniques needed to handle disruptive behaviors. As a result of completing this course, participants 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

Target Audiences: natural resource managers (federal, state, local), municipal staff, officials, and volunteers, NGO staff and other interested parties

Previous attendees had great things to say about the course: “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”

This course is taught by national trainers from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.


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