Facilitate Great Meetings: Accelerate your Collaboration (Cleveland)

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way

Cleveland, OH 44109

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A One-Day Training to Boost Your Skills

In collaborative efforts, good meetings are a vehicle for moving your work forward – they help you make plans and decisions, share information, think together about tough issues, explore and resolve tensions, and build relationships and trust. If you are responsible for organizing and leading meetings in your organization or in a collaboration, you know the challenge of juggling the different needs, agenda items, and personalities.

This training will strengthen your skills to plan and facilitate meetings so they make better use of time, are more joyful, and lead to greater impact.

Join a small group of leaders working on sustainability, environmental and conservation issues for a highly interactive, learning opportunity to build your meeting planning and facilitation skills. You will walk away with knowledge, tools and tactics to use in the meetings you lead and participate in. You’ll also network and learn with peers from the region.

By the end of the workshop, participants will increase their skills and abilities to:

  • Assume the facilitator role and navigate the dynamics of facilitating within an ongoing collaboration

  • Design and plan a meeting to maximize its effectiveness

  • Confidently manage and support a room of meeting participants to enable them to do their best work

  • Minimize the common problems that derail meetings

You’ll also engage with a network of peers to gain practical examples and ongoing support.

Who Should Attend?

This training is for staff and volunteer leaders who currently lead or aspire to lead a variety of types of meetings in a collaborative or organizational setting, It will be especially useful for leaders who facilitate meetings in addition to their other responsibilities, as well as for new or emerging leaders.

Schedule

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Cleveland, OH

8:30 AM Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast and Coffee Available

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Program includes lunch and two breaks

Cost

Registration for paid participants is not guaranteed until payment is received. Registration is first come, first served – limited to 25 participants. The value of this workshop is $285 per person, and because of support to ICL from the George Gund Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation, we are able to offer it at a significantly reduced cost to leaders from Ohio.

Fees:

  • $60 per attendee for individual leaders working with collaborations or nonprofit organizations addressing issues of sustainability, environmental health, or conservation of natural resources within Ohio.

  • $235 per attendee working in government or business sectors, or nonprofits outside of Ohio

The registration deadline is Tuesday, Monday Dec. 2nd at Noon. Cost includes meals and snacks, materials, and facilitated instruction to help you strengthen your facilitation skills.

Optional Facilitator Guide

For an additional $35, you may order a new copy of Sam Kaner’s book: Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (Third Edition) from ICL. Pay ICL now and receive your book at the training. This resource is highly recommended (but not required). It includes tools, templates, case studies and easy to follow instructions for facilitating in a variety of circumstances. Feel free to order your own copy in advance in a format of your choosing.

Workshop Leaders

The workshop is led by Dianne Russell, President, from the Institute for Conservation Leadership (https://www.icl.org/).

Registration questions

The following questions are included on the registration. Because registration can time out, consider typing your answers separately in a Word doc before beginning so you can paste them into the registration form.

  • What do you want to learn from this training? Why are you choosing to attend?
  • What are your three biggest challenges planning and facilitating meetings?
  • What are your strengths in planning and facilitating meetings?
  • Tell us a little bit about the types of meetings you facilitate/will facilitate.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

More Info

Participants must be able to stay for the whole event, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located (3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109). Further information on parking and directions will be provided one week prior to the event.

Participants who are interested in sharing rides and coordinated travel plans will be connected after registering.

For questions about the program or logistics, contact Candice Hilliard at candice@icl.org. We look forward to the transformative work ahead!

Refunds

For cancellations by November 25th, refunds can be processed, minus an $15 fee. After, November 25th no refunds are available.

Note: ICL is not affiliated with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program.


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way

Cleveland, OH 44109

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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