Online 2 Day Course: Leading Productive Groups in Public Participation

  • March 09, 2022
  • (EST)
  • March 10, 2022
  • (EST)
  • 2 sessions
  • March 09, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • March 10, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Online
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Two 3-hour sessions

November 9 & 10

11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Description:

Collaborative processes often involve assembling ad-hoc groups or teams of people to work together on a challenge or opportunity. Planners and facilitators bring people together around important issues and generally hope everyone is able to work together effectively to find solutions and accomplish tasks. However, groups are composed of people and people are complicated, which often makes leading groups challenging and confusing. This course is designed to help you learn and apply principles that will enable you to successfully lead a collaborative group effort more easily and effectively. You'll learn how to:


Participants will:

  • Recognize common challenges and specific sources of difficulty in group processes, and apply creative and sustainable tools for conflict transformation.

  • Evaluate your personal role in encouraging and inhibiting positive group behavior and growth.

  • Recognize how individual and interpersonal differences show up in groups and learn how to employ differences to the group’s advantage. 

  • Demonstrate proven facilitation techniques that encourage participation across differences, including constructive communication, co-creative participation, inspired visioning, and authentic engagement.

  • Learn to engage diverse people with diverse personalities, perspectives, and strengths as you help a group chart a path forward and work toward their goals.

Cost: $265 member, $355 non-member, $175 student member

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*International IAP2 members require a code to register. Contact info@iap2usa.org for it.

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Trainers

Connected Realities 


Joy Lujan

Morrison, CO

Joy is the founder of Connected Realities, LLC. Before dedicating herself full-time to collaboration consulting in 2016, Joy had 17 years of experience as a community planner, facilitator, mediator, and trainer while working for the National Park Service. Her passion for authentic public engagement underscores her deep commitment to community dialogue and public processes where people hear each other, understand each other, and find ways to work together effectively. Her experience working within all levels of city, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations, has resulted in success in reaching group consensus on contentious projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary focus is to help individuals and groups translate individual power into collective action through effective collaboration.


 


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