Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings, Feb 11-12, 2014, Grand Bay Reserve

Host Partner(s): Grand Bay Reserve
Location:  Community Meeting Room – Second Floor, Hancock Bank, 888 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS
Date/Time: calendar icon2/11/2014 – 2/12/2014
Price: $20.00
Max Applicants: 35

Download Workshop Agenda: Grand Bay Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings_Participant Agenda

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Course date/time:
This is a two day course that will take place on Feb 11th and 12th from 8:30am to 5pm at the Community Meeting Room – Second Floor, Hancock Bank, 888 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS.

Course overview:

The Steps Coalition and the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are offering this NOAA Coastal Services workshop which is a designed to increase your ability to plan and facilitate a meeting that minimizes conflict and enhance problem solving. This course will be taught by national trainers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, Ann Weaver and Marian Hanisko.

Course description:
Collaboration is often cited as a good way to address coastal resource management issues, but the collaborative process is complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a collaborative meeting.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine if a collaborative process is appropriate
  • Select people with the skill sets needed to fill each meeting role
  • Learn and practice facilitation skills
  • Use appropriate process tools and techniques to address the meeting objectives
  • Manage conflict in meetings by understanding group dynamics
  • Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them

The registration fee for this course is $20 and will include lunch both days as well as the workshop materials. If paying by check, money order, or cash, please make payable to: The Steps Coalition and mail to: Steps Coalition, 610 Water Street, Biloxi, MS 39530 (ATTN: LeKeisha Cotten) If paying by credit card: Click here to be directed to

To Register:
To register, click on the “Register Online” button on the top right of this Web page. Registration closes on Monday, February 3rd. This course is limited to 35 participants, so register today!

Contact LeKeisha Cotten at or 228-435-3113 with registration questions or Larissa Graham at or 228-475-7047 with any other questions. Continuing education credits are available to those that qualify- please call for more information.

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