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Effective Group Facilitation

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. 

Presenter Information: 

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.


Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Northwest Area Foundation inside the Drake Bank Building
60 Plato Boulevard E, Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN  55107
Sara Wessling
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Organizations currently enrolled in the Service Enterprise Initiative who have not completed their 10 hours of consulting may send up to 5 staff members free of charge in exchange for three consultation hours. Please contact Sara Wessling at MAVA, to register.
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