Facilitation Training for Network Leaders
March 22-23, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
For building effective collaborations, network leaders need to be skilled at bringing together groups of stakeholders with diverse perspectives to make decisions. However, this task is easier said than done: it is difficult to navigate conversations and meetings with multiple opinions in ways that ultimately bring the network closer to achieving its goals.
This interactive workshop will help participants build skills in group facilitation. Using proven methods known as the Technology of Participation (ToP), network leaders will learn practical facilitation tools for designing discussions, building consensus, and helping groups make decisions.
The workshop will take place over two days, running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on March 22 and from 8:30 am to noon on March 23.
- Learn a foundational approach for facilitating discussions that lead to a meaningful exchange of ideas and problem solving
- Practice an engaging, structured process that energizes people to reach consensus
- Explore how rural health network leaders can apply proven facilitation tools toward collaborative network planning
Location and Lodging:
A room block for our group has been reserved at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza for a rate of $179 per night. The deadline to book hotel room reservations through the room block is Tuesday, February 28. The workshop will be held in a meeting space within the hotel.
- Book your room online through the unique URL for the event
- Or, book your room by phone at 800-810-3708, and reference the group name “National Rural Health Resource Center”
We'll be joined by Beth Glommen, ICA Certified ToP Facilitator and Trainer with the Minnesota Technology of Participation (MN ToP), as the lead trainer for the workshop.
Beth works with clients to align their actions with mission and values, to strengthen their organizational processes, and to build cultures of innovation and empowerment. Her clients range from for-profit to non-profits, as well as faith-based communities and volunteer organizations. Beth previously worked in Health Care Information Technology for 19 years. During that time she worked on implementing an automated medical record system. She was a Training Coordinator, Change Support Specialist, Process Integration Lead, and Project Manager. Beth has a B.A. in Psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She enjoys her two dogs, running in dog agility, and doing creative embroidery projects.
Further event information will be made available soon. For questions about the event, please contact Becky Gourde at email@example.com.
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