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Training for Transition: Effective Collaboration

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL 34236 USA (map)

While working in groups can be fun, it's not always easy. Almost all of us have experienced groups that have been frustrating, draining, and unproductive. Meetings drag, personalities clash, power struggles arise, chaos reigns, and all of this gets in the way of achieving what your group set out to accomplish in the beginning.

How do we cultivate effective groups without replicating hierarchical structures or spending too much time on group process?

Designed for anyone working in a community, organization, social change project, or business, this dynamic, participatory two-day training will provide you with the perspective, knowledge, and tools you need to collaborate with others more effectively.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Decide which ground rules or agreements work best for your group,
  • Develop shared purpose among group members,
  • Communicate collaboratively,
  • Manage conflict skillfully,
  • Design a structure with clear roles and tasks,
  • Use a variety of decision-making strategies,
  • Run effective and enjoyable meetings, and
  • Sustain motivation and involvement.

This training will be facilitated by Transition Sarasota's Executive Director and experienced Transition US-certified Trainer, Don Hall.

$150 per person. Includes snacks, refreshments, and lunch both days.

26 participants maximum. To reserve your spot, pay online using the button below or mail a check made out to Transition Sarasota c/o the Peace Education and Action Center at P.O. Box 2540, Sarasota FL 34230. Please write "Effective Collaboration" in the memo. Payment must be received no later than Thursday, February 20th.

Community Supported Transition membership discounts apply, and need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available. For more information, please email or call (941) 408-3374.