Learn about the dynamics of group processes, the participatory values that underlie group decision making, and the fundamental skills that a facilitator needs to effectively manage a group in making high quality, lasting decisions. Whether you work with volunteers, a Board of Directors, a committee, staff or all of the above, this presentation is for you! Our time spent together will focus on both theory and skills, with interactive activities. Handouts with practical tips will be provided.
In this presentation, you will have an opportunity to:
• Learn why we work in groups and when are groups most effective.
• Discuss how to make meetings more effective.
• Discuss strategies for addressing problem areas in group interaction.
NOTE: Light refreshments will be available, but lunch IS NOT provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch to enjoy during the training.
Roseanna G. Ross is Professor Emerita in Communication Studies at St. Cloud State University and past department chairperson, with 40 years of experience as a communication consultant and trainer in both profit and nonprofit sectors. Roseanna, a mediator and conflict coach, is a qualified neutral/mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and is co-developer of the Ross-DeWine Conflict Management Style, a self-report conflict style instrument. Roseanna has a Ph.D. from Ohio University with a focus in interpersonal and small group communication.