Working Together to Get Things Done: Module 2

This workshop was designed to enhance participants’ capacity to work more collaboratively to improve natural resource management.   It immediately followed and complimented the half-day "Module 1" which was a pre-requisite to this workshop (see information elsewhere on the website). 

Day 1

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Lunch will not be provided

Day 2

Thursday, January 26, 2012
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Lunch will be provided

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


Instructor Information

Dr. Chris Feurt
Director,Center for Sustainable Communities Depart
University of New England


Grey Hayes
(831) 274-8700



See also: Working Together To Get Things Done, Sustainable Human Systems


What is the Training?


”Working Together to Get Things Done” was a two-part training that built participant capacity to work with people who have different priorities, viewpoints, and knowledgein order to achieve resource management goals. This webpage features "Module 2"...click here for more information and registration for "Module 1."  Those registering for Module 2 were required to also register for the pre-requisite, Module 1.

The training provided opportunities for particpants to apply what they learned to issues that were applicable to their work. Participants came prepared to think about issues of concern to their teams, to ask and respond to questions, to work in teams, and to generate ideas—and generally enjoyed the process of learning—they emerged with skills, products, and ideas that will helped in ways directly relevant to their work.

Module 2 built capacity to initiate the Collaborative Learning process or improve an existing situation through a more collaborative approach. While this module was designed for people whose work required them to play a larger role in planning and implementing a collaborative project, all participants were welcome and benefited by participating. In this component, participants had the opportunity to …


  • Build stakeholder teams for problem solving, policy analysis, adaptive management, and the generation or integration of science into the decision making process;
  • Practice the phases of Collaborative Learning;
  • Identify ways to incorporate elements of Collaborative Learning into your work;
  • Work in small groups to evaluate an issue of interest to the group work and adapt the Collaborative Learning approach to improve that situation.



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.

Collaborative Learning Guide for Ecosystem Management
PDF, 4.6MB
Dr. Christine Feurt
CICEET and the Wells Reserve

Questions and Answers

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