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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Training Opportunity


Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills


Sept. 16 – Oct. 14, 2011; Offered in Carroll, IA

November, 2011; To be offered to regional directors

Spring 2012; To be offered at an eastern Iowa location


Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills is a five-session workshop series. Each workshop explores concepts and tools used to enhance the performance of decision-making groups, and gives participants time to practice in mini facilitation sessions. Topics and tools covered include:

·         group development stages

·         principles of facilitation

·         core values of facilitation

·         designing a meeting

·         decision-making tools

·         thinking and learning styles

·         diagnosing and intervening in group process

·         the clarifying circle

·         and other topics.


The training team of Abbey Gaffey, Joani Schweitzer, Andy Larson, Brian Dunn, Chris Mondak, Rachel Klein, and Don Broshar use a curriculum developed by University of Maine – Cooperative Extension.


What participants say about the training:

·         “Fill your toolbox with the knowledge and skills for success.”

·         “A guided practice of facilitation skills that provides constructive feedback in a safe environment.”

·         “A tough job, but doing it well is worth it.”

·         “Stuck in inefficient group process? Learn how to move forward.”

·         “Learning to better facilitate groups utilizing proven successful techniques.”