Navigating Rough Seas: Planning and
Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
GTM Research Reserve
Environmental Education Center
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
- Wed, Jun 25, 8:30 am - Thu, Jun 26, 5:30 pm
This 2-day course is designed to increase your ability to plan and facilitate a meeting that minimizes conflict and
enhances 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 just attending a collaborative
meeting. This course is taught by national trainers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal
Services Center. 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.
For more information, contact Lia Sansom at
Lia.Sansom@dep.state.fl.us or (904) 823-2291.
To register: visit
by June 23.