A major facet of community development is collaborative decision making. However, effectively leading groups of oftentimes diverse stakeholders to engage in meaningful and inclusive participation is sometimes challenging. That’s where good facilitation comes in.
Facilitation is one of the many services offered by the Community and Economic Development (CED) program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. In its ongoing effort to provide exceptional service to Iowa communities, CED hosted ToP® (Technology in Participation) facilitation training August 7–8 in Ames.