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Training

Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

This course provides tools and processes to design and implement collaborative approaches. Participants will learn to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that enhance problem-solving and minimize conflict.

Day 1

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Faculty Commons, Library 286, San Francisco State University
San Francisco
Lunch will not be provided

Day 2

Thursday, September 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Faculty Commons, Library 286, San Francisco State University
San Francisco
Lunch will not be provided

COST: $40.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Gwen Shaughnessy
Climate Adaptation Specialist
NOAA Coastal Services Center

Ann Weaver
Program and Training Specialist
NOAA's Office for Coastal Management

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Coastal Training Network, Sustainable Human Systems

Collaboration is one of the best ways to address coastal resource management issues, but the collaborative process is complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides tools and processes to design and implement collaborative approaches. Class time is provided to practice the use of these tools and enhance facilitation and collaboration skills. Participants will learn to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that enhance problem-solving and minimize conflict.

 

Participants at every level are welcome, since the new skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a meeting.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Determine if a collaborative process is appropriate
  • Select people with the skill sets needed to fill each meeting roll
  • Use appropriate process tools and techniques to address meeting objectives
  • Enhance facilitation skills with practice using simple tools
  • Manage conflict in meetings through a greater understanding of group dynamics
  • Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them

 

This is an exceptional and low cost training being jointly offered by the Elkhorn Slough and San Francisco Bay Coastal Training Programs.

 

Payment Deadline and Registration Details

 

5 p.m. August 28 is the deadline for both payment and registration. 

 

We do not allow 3rd party registration - please do not register anyone but yourself.

 

If you cancel prior to August 28, 5 p.m., we will refund any registration fees minus a $10 processing fee.  We cannot refund registration fees for cancellation after this date. However, please let us know if you cannot attend, so we can allow others the opportunity to register.  If you pre-register and do not pay by August 28, 5 p.m., we cannot guarantee you a spot as our waiting list tends to be quite long.  You cannot substitute your registration for another, even in your own organization.  We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event should we receive insufficient registration by August 29; in that event, we will remit full refunds.

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
Agenda: Planning and Facilitation Collaborative Meetings
PDF, 93KB
Ann Weaver
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
July 2018
Contact List: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
PDF, 60KB
Aimee Good, Dan Brumbaugh
Coastal Training Programs, San Francisco Bay & Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserves
September 2018
Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Manual
PDF, 2MB
Office for Coastal Management
NOAA
October 2016
OTHER INFORMATION
Introduction to Planning and Facilitating Effective Meetings
PDF, 345KB
Office for Coastal Management
NOAA
2010
Introduction to Stakeholder Participation
PDF, 309KB
Office for Coastal Management
NOAA
2015
Techniques for Facilitating Virtual Meetings
PDF, 311KB
Office for Coastal Management
NOAA

Questions and Answers

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