San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When several people come together to talk about a topic, they are often focused at different levels of the process and for different reasons. Each person has his or her own pattern and pace for coming to conclusions. There is no right or wrong pattern. There are only learned behaviors based on each persons’ life experiences.
When a conversation has no structure, there is often no way to ensure that each person’s thinking patterns can be dealt with productively. This is when chaos, conflict and discouragement can result. We will discuss how to honor each participant’s wisdom and build on it to come to a deeper understanding and a unified decision.
We will be showcasing three methods to improve group processes: Focused Conversation, Consensus Workshop and Action Planning.
Upon completion of this 1-hour overview, the participants will be able to:
Describe the importance of proficient facilitation skills
Differentiate between three methods of facilitation and when to use each one
Design questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion
Facilitor: Alisha Herrick works with the Southwest Center for Health Innovation www.swchi.org in Silver City, New Mexico. Previously, she was the bilingual Health Educator for the Chronic Disease Prevention division at Tarrant County Health Department in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to that, she managed the Migrant Health Network in rural Virginia, and served as a rural health Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador. She has been trained as a medical interpreter in English – Spanish to enhance communication in the health care setting. She is a training and outreach specialist. She received a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Arizona State University, a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from UNT Health Science Center. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
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National Center for Frontier Communities
Our mission is to provide national leadership and build collaboration on issues important to frontier communities.
We envision the National Center for Frontier Communities as a leader and partner in advocating for frontier communities and Frontier America as a vital, integral and significant component of our national fabric that is equitably reflected in policy and programs.