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Navigating Rough Seas: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings


February 25, 2014


Fort Johnson, Charleston SC


This two-day instructor-led course is designed to increase participants’ ability to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that minimize conflict and enhance problem solving. 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, participants 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


Blaik Pulley Keppler, Reserve Manager

Phone: (843) 953-9024

  • Workshop
  • Coastal/Resource Managers
  • Environmental Orgs
  • Federal Government
  • Planners
  • State Government
  • Stormwater Educators
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Process Skills
Focus Areas
  • Statewide: Coast
  • Winter 14 (Jan - Mar)
Leading Org.
  • ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, SC Department of Natural Resources
Supporting Orgs.
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