Mastering the Active Facilitation Approach

March 24, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and March 25, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elkridge Branch, Howard County Library
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075

Brought to you by Shared Support Maryland, Inc. in collaboration with Management Consultant Associates

Join us for one of our most popular events in our array of Training and Development Sessions. This is an advanced opportunity and a very productive workshop ~ in fact here’s what 2 people had to say:

 ​ ​~ ​”I ​personally ​came ​in ​with ​an ​expectation ​and ​this ​training ​exceeded ​all ​of ​them. ​ ​Thank ​you. ​Ready ​to ​work.”

 ​ ​~ ​”Break ​out ​sessions, ​facilitators, ​group ​learning ​and ​individual ​work ​were ​great!”

Organizations are turning to increasingly to collaborative approaches to get work done better and faster!  Planning meetings require the best of us in collaboration with others. Practice to manage these skills ~ the result is highly productive, action-oriented meetings.

Whether you are a Person directing your own services or using provider services, direct support professional, job coach, Coordinator of Community Services, a Case Manager, a Support Broker, Transition Coordinator, Administrator… facilitating person centered, service, strategic, organizational planning meetings ~ ANY type of meeting ~ this is for you!

This two-day course in the active facilitation approach ~ presents the role of the facilitator as a combination of leading and supporting, and offers techniques designed to help groups be as creative and productive as they can be, focusing on the skills of:

  • Organizing and preparing for meetings
  • Opening work sessions
  • Leading group discussions
  • Helping groups reach consensus                         
  • Managing conflict in groups
  • Brainstorming

This is a no-power-point – hands-on and practice session and includes!

  • Brief presentations
  • Group discussions
  • A self-insight questionnaire
  • Small group work
  • Action planning

This 2-day training is only $185 for both days. Teams are encouraged to apply. Register 9 people and another person can come for free! Call around ~ you don’t have to be from the same agency, be generous ~ give your freebee away.

Meet the Trainers ~

Elizabeth Vasquez is a management consultant working with not-for-profits, government agencies, and companies in the US and internationally. Elizabeth specializes in organizational development; typical projects involve strategic planning, culture change; partnership development; stakeholder involvement; and leadership training. Ms. Vasquez has consulted with a variety of agencies in the field of services and supports to people with disabilities including The Leadership Institute, University of Delaware Department of Disabilities Studies, The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, The US Department of Education and The Council on Quality and Leadership.

Gail Godwin is the Executive Director of Shared Support Maryland, Inc. Gail’s MA is from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Program in Severe Disabilities – educational, employment & community inclusion. For over 27 years, she has been an advocate in collaboration with people with disabilities & has worked in service provision organizations at a direct support staff, middle manager, administrator, and in training & development. Gail is a graduate and faculty member of the Leadership Institute Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. Gail formerly served 10 years on Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Council as an Executive Member and on the Board of the Maryland Association of Community Services. She is the co-founder of the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports and New York Downstate Person Centered Consortium. Gail’s extensive experience is in Self Directed Service Provision, Positive Supports, Person-Directed Planning & Individualized Supports Organizational Development.

The audience invited is anyone that is in a position of facilitating their own meetings, team meetings, person centered planning meetings, organizational meetings, committee meetings… that’s right… all types of collaboration!

Thank you to those of you that attend, send customers, employees, colleagues and friends to our training and development sessions. We are forever appreciative!

The cost for these professional development sessions is $185 per person.

**Limited Discount codes are available for registration for people who require financial assistance to attend!!! 

 *Send one person free when nine people from your organization submit paid registrations!       

Email for discount codes!  Payment by credit card will be required at the end of this registration process.  Refreshments are included.

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Shared Support Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations (minus the fair market value of any goods or services received by the donor) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available on request. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage. Tax ID #20-5302788.
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