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Workshop: Facilitation for Organizational Change (with Zoom!)
May 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Whether in person or remote, effective meeting facilitation is one of the most overlooked (yet important) tools in your toolkit
in managing team efforts toward achieving climate neutrality, climate justice, and any other complex processes. You don’t have to wait until the pandemic ends to make continued progress on strategic planning, capital planning, or other important meetings!
This three-hour workshop will be a participatory session where you will take part in a meeting demonstrating how to:
- Use shared virtual meeting documents
- Generate ideas as a group and in break out groups
- Converge long lists
- Create a decision-making process
- Confirm next steps
Broken into two parts, the first part will cover topics such as behavior theory as it pertains to meetings, the role of a facilitator, types of meetings, basic facilitation tools and techniques, difficult conversations and personalities, adaptive facilitation, nonverbal communication, methods of building group consensus, and a holistic process approach to facilitation.
The second part will be a fun and engaging mock demonstration using several Zoom meeting tools to aid in facilitating a group decision-making process on a very important question: what song defines the times?
- Provide a brief overview of behavior theory for meeting facilitation (15 min)
- Mock meeting (45 min)
- Provide a brief overview of meeting planning (15 min)
- Internal agenda work session (45 min)
- Share agendas and report out from work sessions (30 min)
- Q&A (30 min)
Dallase Scott, Principal, Trust
Creating change requires transparency, commitment, vision, fortitude, and above all else, Trust.
Dallase Scott is the Founder and Principal at Trust. Dallase brings her years of experience in change management to empower and accelerate the incredible work organizations are doing towards climate action, sustainability, and social justice through facilitation, strategic planning, coaching, and training.
Dallase has worked with over fifty institutions to tackle some of the greatest challenges in transitioning institutions to be more just, sustainable, and resilient. Dallase has supported Brown University, Yale University, Boston University, University of Florida, Princeton University, the Association for Advancement in Higher Education (AASHE), Swarthmore College, the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and the Ivy+ Sustainability Consortium, among others in the development of strategic plans, sustainability plans, climate actions plans, and other visionary plans.
Lisa Bjerke, Director of Change Management, GreenerU
Lisa Bjerke, Director of Change Management for GreenerU, has been involved in strategic planning, built campus sustainability programs from the ground up, and created and implemented sustainability efforts on- and off-campus. She was a 2013 T.J. Watson fellow, researching concepts of human relationships to waste and resources in Germany, India, China, and Japan. At GreenerU, Lisa leads the change management team and collaborates across disciplines to help institutions mitigate climate change through the built environment and operations. Lisa is skilled in adaptive facilitation, group dynamics, and strategic planning, and her team provides mission-driven project management, capacity building, and sustainability knowledge to institutions. Before joining GreenerU, Lisa managed College of the Atlantic’s discarded resource program on Mount Desert Island in Maine, where she completed her master’s degree in human ecology. There she implemented the campus-wide composting program, negotiated zero-waste policies, and created dining hall resource conservation practices. Lisa earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic.
Any questions about the workshop?
Please contact Daita Serghi, email@example.com