Virtual - Facilitation Basics for Coastal Managers

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Productive meetings are essential to effectively plan for and manage the diverse interests and needs in our coastal communities. In this course, participants will learn basic facilitation skills, tools to engage participants, and techniques for dealing with disruptive behaviors. Class time is provided to practice using tools and skills to plan and facilitate meetings that accomplish objectives while minimizing conflict. Participants at every level are welcome, since these new skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a meeting.

The Office for Coastal Management also offers an instructor-led, onsite version of this course.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate in-person and virtual meetings effectively
  • Select appropriate process tools and techniques to reach meeting objectives
  • Identify behaviors that are disruptive in group processes and practice strategies to address them


Participant Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Headset, or speakers and a microphone
  • Access to Google Meet

Professional Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – six hours

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