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Who should attend:
"One of the best sessions around this area. The techniques and resources will be valuable."
"Amazed at the increase in my confidence level as a facilitator. I gained a lot of good ideas and inspiration."
You are leading a group meeting and one participant is trying to dominate the discussion. She keeps speaking out without being prompted and the rest of the group is getting frustrated with her. It's up to you to regain control and make sure everyone has an opportunity to be heard. What should you do?
In today's complex local government
environment, the word "facilitator"
implies much more than successfully
running a meeting. Administrators
are often expected to serve as mediators,
negotiators, problem solvers, consensus
builders and resolvers of conflict — all
while maintaining an unbiased position.
The Successful Facilitator Certificate Program will help you develop the skills you need to meet these multifaceted demands. The highly interactive curriculum covers group dynamics, problem solving, decision making, meeting management and relationship building with elected officials and other community members. Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss and demonstrate the key elements of facilitation.
About the Instructor:
Jari Holland Buck is a human resource consultant with more than 20 years experience in employee and labor relations, training and development, and team building. Buck is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator administrator. She received a Bachelor of Arts from North Central College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She is creative, energetic and has highly developed problem-solving skills.
This 20-hour curriculum is scheduled over a five-week time period. Participants will meet once a week for four hours. The class size is limited to 12, enabling adequate time to practice facilitation techniques.
To earn the Successful Facilitator
Certificate, participants must attend
Mid-America Regional Council