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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.


  • $25 (+fee) per attendee

To register: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-rough-seas-planning-and-facilitating-collaborative-meetings-registration-10221094569 by June 23.

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