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Building Capacity

teamworkWorking in Teams

The concept of team can be defined as a participatory process allowing individual work colleagues/peers to form a work group whose character is the accomplishment of a specific task (ex. Fundraising campaign, community event).  There are essential roles that a team member must perform and adoption of these behavioral roles may take time.  Much of our previous experience and training may have focused on competition and individual accomplishment.  In a team situation each member must be interdependent; every member needs the other members’ expertise, experience, and energy to achieve the mutual goals.  Effective teams exhibit good listening skills, open communication, mutual trust and confidence, mutual support, involvement/participation, flexibility, awareness of resources/skills that others bring to the effort, and clear objectives/purposes.  Development of these skills is the focus of the module.

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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Course (Spring 2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 19, & 26, 2013 and April 2 & 9 (April 16 reserved for snowdate) 12:30-4:30 pm (ET)
Cost: $100.00 per person ($75.00 Early Bird Registration)
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Facilitation skills are not routinely learned and practiced. If you have ever been in a role that you wished you had more skills or practice for; then Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills is for you. Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills is a five-part training series designed to help you learn how to get work done more effectively and efficiently in group meetings. The five-part training series will help you learn and practice facilitation skills in an experiential setting. You'll also get a chance to observe facilitation challenges and receive feedback in a safe environment.

Mary Peabody and Ellen Rowe, Extension Community and Leadership Development specialists are experienced facilitators with more than 50 years collective experience and will be your leaders for this class.

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