Course Description

Making your Stakeholder/Agency Taskforce Effective
Course ID: 
MGMT-305
Category: 
Communication & Management
Continuing Education Units: 
0.60CEUs
Description: 
  1. When working in partnership as a taskforce, agency/organization and stakeholder teams must learn to resolve conflicts and collaborate.  Secondly, and even harder, they must make this collaborative work effective, by producing results that are clear, and can be expressed to the public or other stakeholders. And they must do all of this within time and budget constraints. 

NWETC instructor Mike Fraidenburg has developed one-day, rapid-fire, no-nonsense workshop to take on the three critical aspects of a taskforce’s challenge:

  • Facilitating their meetings,
  • Interacting with the media, and
  • Conflict management

These skills are useful for any government/stakeholder team, so come to this intensive day of training and learn:

How to facilitate and moderate meetings to:

  • Create concrete and tangible deliverables
  • Apply proven group process skills to:
  • Generate ideas and proposals
  • Evaluate these ideas and proposals
  • Make definitive and defensible decisions
  • Conduct orderly and productive conversations to support, not derail, a meeting

How to manage media relations to:

  • Attract coverage
  • Create media messages that stick
  • Handle the difficult media interview

How to manage conflict that comes up in any taskforce to:

  • Identify and react to the real sources of conflict
  • Communicate effectively to support the search for common ground
  • Negotiate durable, collaborative agreements

 

*This course is being presented in conjunction with The California Department of Public Health, and will be presented at South Gate’s Civic Center Museum, where several representatives of CA Dept. of Public Health will be in attendance.

Course Materials: 

Attendees will receive a book containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

This course is useful for any agency or organization member or leader who works with outside groups and/or the public. Specific positions that will benefit from the training in this session are: Agency executives, mid-managers, regional biologists, species management experts, land managers, scientific team leaders, cross-agency coordinators, citizen participation experts, supervisors, environmental specialists,  technical staff, clerical, seasonal, and contract employees, and regional directors/supervisors.

Order: 
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Course Topics

How to facilitate and moderate meetings to:

  • Create concrete and tangible deliverables
  • Apply proven group process skills to:
  • Generate ideas and proposals
  • Evaluate these ideas and proposals
  • Make definitive and defensible decisions
  • Conduct orderly and productive conversations to support, not derail, a meeting

 

How to manage media relations to:

  • Attract coverage
  • Create media messages that stick
  • Handle the difficult media interview

 

How to manage conflict that comes up in any taskforce to:

  • Identify and react to the real sources of conflict
  • Communicate effectively to support the search for common ground
  • Negotiate durable, collaborative agreements

 

What to Bring

Drinks and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

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