The Resolution Collaborative (TRC) provides facilitation and effective meeting management training to individuals and organizations.
At TRC we say: Make every meeting matter…or don’t meet at all. Too often, time and effort is wasted by calling and attending meetings which are not well prepared, have no clear purpose and where attendees are not engaged or involved. Meetings that are well planned and designed can serve several functions. They give participants a chance to share information, problem-solve, keep abreast of current events, and keep the organization cohesive. But most importantly, meetings are an opportunity for people to come together to make decisions.
Good meetings are the products of good leadership and good training! This two-day workshop will provide leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to design and facilitate effective and efficient meetings. Participants will learn how to:
• Properly plan and prepare for meetings
• Create meeting agendas that invite participation and engagement
• Set up the meeting environment appropriately
• Assign appropriate meeting “roles” to participants
• Use various tools and techniques to help keep participants focused
• Facilitate and guide groups toward their stated goals and objectives
• Achieve quality, consensus-based decisions that are supported by attendees
• Recognize and effectively manage conflict and problem behaviors during meetings
• Capture “action items” and work assignments
• Evaluate the effectiveness of a meeting
Total program is 16-hours. It can be delivered in 2-hour modules, ½ day or full-day segments depending on your organization’s needs.
Registration and Fees: The cost of this 16-hour program is $495 and includes lunch and materials. TRC will modularize a training program for your organization’s specific needs and will price accordingly.*
Enhanced Service Option: TRC will also provide ongoing support, coaching and mentoring to participants to assist with the integration of newly acquired skills. Additional fees will apply for these enhanced services.
*We offer discounts for government, education and non-profit entities as well as organizations with multiple registrants.
Building Skills to Facilitate Civil Discourse
Civility in our country’s political discourse has clearly declined, and the political climate has become increasingly bitter. We have all seen public meetings turn into violent shouting matches or worse: Think of Wisconsin, where union protesters were dragged off and arrested, or Arizona, where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that left six innocent citizens dead. But what can be done? Is there a way to elevate the tone of dialogue in our country? Can we bring back civility?
This workshop will focus on how to moderate deliberative dialogues, one of many tools that we can use to bring citizens together to reason and talk and to deliberate about contentious public policy issues facing our society. We will introduce participants to the National Issues Forum (NIF) model, which provides a way for people of diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of the problem and search for common ground for action. During this experienced-based training participants will be guided through the process of how issues are framed Forums are led by trained, neutral moderators and use an issue discussion guide that frames the issue by presenting the overall problem and then three or four broad approaches to it. In this workshop, we will guide participants through the process of how issues are framed for public deliberation, how to help organizations convene and organize such forums, and how to facilitate a deliberative dialogue. We will then engage in a real dialogue session on an important policy issue. Participants will be given the opportunity to act as moderators of the dialogue and receive feedback and coaching. We will focus on developing facilitation skills that can be used for dialogues and other forums participants might want to facilitate/moderate.
Total program is 12 hours which includes a full-day of instruction and a half-day which provides participants the opportunity to practice moderating deliberative dialogues.
Registration and Fees: The cost of this 12-hour program is $295 and includes lunch and materials. Because deliberative dialogue and civil discourse is a major interest area for The Resolution Collaborative, we have deeply discounted our training fee to encourage citizens to become moderators of deliberative dialogue.*
*We offer discounts for government, education and non-profit entities as well as organizations with multiple registrants. This workshop is periodically offered to students free of charge – interested students should check TRC’s training calendar or contact TRC for more information. For more information about the National Issues Forum Institute, go to www.nifi.org.
The Resolution Collaborative, LLC
154 Waterman Street, Suite 8
Providence, RI 02906