Thursday October 20, 2011 – Friday October 21, 2011
32 Elm Street
Dates: October 20st and 21nd from 10:00am until 4:00pm each day
Are you tired of running meetings that don’t lead to results? Are you frustrated with participants who are not focused on the issue? Do you find it difficult to keep meetings on topic? Do your meetings get ‘hijacked’? Do you want buy-in from the group you are working with? Then this training might be just what you need. You can’t change the people you work with, but you can change the way you work with them.
In a hands-on, interactive training environment you will learn the skills and techniques necessary to facilitate large and small group discussions in a number of contexts. We will show you how to:
- structure and set up a meeting
- create a safe space for creative interaction
- be aware of and work with group dynamics
- use active listening techniques to encourage group conversation
- respond to criticism in a productive way
- handle conflict in a group setting
- use decision-making methods to reach results
Soft skills like the ones above are essential in the modern workplace. After this training you will be able to run effective meetings, access group creativity, and facilitate large groups with ease.
Space in this training is limited to 20 participants. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee a place in the training.
Tuition for this training is $300 and includes all materials and meals. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your seat. (If you register for this training as part of out training package LINK the cost for this training will be reduced by $100.). Space in this training is limited to 20 participants. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee a place in the training.
Please arrange your outside obligations around the class schedule so you will be in attendance for the full 12 hours of training. You must attend all 12 hours to receive a certificate. Parking is available in the city lot next to Community Mediation along with metered 8-hour street parking on State Street. We are unable to offer refunds to those who cancel within 10-days of the training date.
David Gafron Savage is an experienced facilitator with a Master’s Degree from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) in Cultural Anthropology & American Studies, who lives with his wife in New Haven, CT and works at Community Mediation. He has collaborated with the New Haven Police Department to create a series of dialogues on police-community partnerships with up to 50 participants per session, held staff development workshops at the New Haven Health Department, facilitated board meetings, and run several planning & visioning dialogues with a number of non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups.
Alice Leibowitz has been teaching meeting facilitation for fifteen years. As Partner in Insight Unlimited, LLC since 2002, Alice facilitates planning meetings and dialogs for non-profits, grassroots organizations, and communities throughout Connecticut. Alice is trained in a wide variety of methods for getting people of different backgrounds and perspectives to hear each other, find agreement, and take joint action. Alice uses interactive, engaging presentation methods and keeps content relevant to people’s work.