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Training

Navigating in Rough Seas: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

This two-day course is designed to increase participants’ ability to plan and facilitate a meeting with minimal conflict and enhanced problem solving. 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.

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

Day 2

Thursday, January 23, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

COST: $25.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Jan Kucklick
Coastal Management Specialist
NOAA Coastal Service Center

Ann Weaver
Program and Training Specialist
NOAA Coastal Service Center

Contact

Virginia Guhin
virginia@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Coastal Training Network, Sustainable Human Systems

This two-day course is designed to increase participants’ ability to plan and facilitate a meeting with minimal conflict and enhanced problem solving. 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.

 

Workshop Format

This workshop consists of two day-long lectures filled with group activities and hands on opportunities. The instructor will facilitate group discussions to answer participant questions on the workshop material. The workshop will start with coffee and networking at 8:30a.m and end each day at 5:00pm.  Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training will provide lunch.

 

Workshop Objectives

After 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

 

Important Registration Details

Please note, you must pre-register using this website, and we must receive your payment no later than 5 p.m. on December 23, 2013 for us to reserve a spot for you at the workshop. Your registration will not be completed without payment received by this date.  Please pay by credit card from this site or, if sending a check for $25, make it payable to Elkhorn Slough Foundation.

 

Mail to:

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

ATTN: Virginia Guhin

1700 Elkhorn Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

We will email you a confirmation and receipt after we have received your payment.

If you cancel after December 23, 2013, 5 p.m. we cannot refund any of your registration fee. Cancellation before this date results in our refunding all but a $10 processing fee. Registration is non-transferable; we do not allow people to 'trade' their registration, even with people in the same organization. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop before December30, in which case you will be refunded the full amount. We do not allow third party registration as our registration process is email sensitive and important information may be lost.

 

**Note that credits will be available for continuing education through the American Planning Association – let us know if you would like to receive such credit!

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Introduction to Planning and Facilitating Effective Meetings
PDF, 305KB

NOAA Coastal Serveice Center
Introduction to Stakeholder Paticipation
PDF, 290KB

NOAA Coastal Services Center
2007

Links

NOAA Coastal Service Center
http://csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/list

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org