Two-Day Facilitation Training Offered in Virginia Beach, June 27 & 28

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills - Training Leaders

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

"Organizations and community leaders want to know how to facilitate discussions that generate result in planning and clear direction," said Martha Walker, community viability specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Virginia Cooperative Extension is responding to this request by offering Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills training that delivers the strategies for effective facilitation practices. 

The two-day training is being offered in Virginia Beach on June 27 and 28 at the Student Center's Multipurpose Room at the Tidewater Community College – Virginia Beach Campus, 1800 College Crescent; in Charlottesville on July 31 and August 1; and in Richmond on October 24 and 25. The first day's training begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with day two beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

During the training, participants will practice newly learned facilitation skills in an experiential setting, observe facilitation challenges, and identify practices that will prepare each person to develop and guide the facilitation process.  Those who completed the program reported that after participation, "you will feel more comfortable planning and leading meetings."

To register for this training, visit and complete the registration.  The registration fee for Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills is $110.  Each participant receives a resource notebook, and lunch is provided on both training days.  Registrations fees must be received at least one week prior to the training date with no refunds offered after this date.  For questions or to obtain additional information, contact Karen Munden in the Virginia Beach Extension office at (757) 385-4769 or Lenah Nguyen in the Fauquier Extension office at (540) 341-7950 ext. 4.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha A. Walker, Central District Office, at (434) 766-6761 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. 

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