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Making Meetings Work: Mastering the Active Facilitation Approach 
with Elizabeth Vasquez and Theresia Carrigan
March 31, 2015 and April 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Park Community Library
1 East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225
Register here! https://www.regonline.com/masteringfacilitation 

Join us for this advanced Session III Part II of our Person-Centered Capacity and Development Series 

Organizations in the US today are turning increasingly to collaborative approaches to get work done better and faster. This 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: 

  • Opening work sessions
  • Leading group discussions
  • Helping groups reach consensus
  • Managing conflict in groups
  • Using flip charts
  • Brainstorming
  • The training will be hands-on and will include:
  • Brief presentations
  • Group discussions
  • A self-insight questionnaire
  • Small group work
  • Action planning

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

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! 

The cost for these professional development sessions is $175 per person*

**Limited Discount codes are available for registration for people with disabilities and family members!!!  
 *Send one person free when ten people from your organization submit paid registrations!  

Email ssmdtandd@sharedsupportmd.org for discount codes! Payment by credit card will be required at the end of this registration process. Lunch and refreshments are included.

REGISTER HERE! https://www.regonline.com/masteringfacilitation 

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. 

Theresia Carrigan is a Support Broker for Shared Support Maryland, Inc and a proud parent of a preschooler with special needs. Theresia holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration and is currently a Master’s in Social Work degree candidate at the University of Southern California.