This course is designed to increase your ability to plan and facilitate a meeting that minimizes conflict and enhances problem solving. Collaboration is often cited as a good way to address coastal resource management issues, but the collaborative process is complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a collaborative meeting. This course is taught by national trainers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Determine if a collaborative process is appropriate
- Select people with the skill sets needed to fill each meeting role
- Learn and practice facilitation skills
- Use appropriate process tools and techniques to address the meeting objectives
- Manage conflict in meetings by understanding group dynamics
- Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them
Registration is required by Monday, June 23.