Facilitating Collaborative Groups-Success & Challenges - Shared screen with speaker view
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Jackson Moller in Boulder with The Conservation Finance Network
John Rizza OSU Extension
Hello all, I’m joining from Wisconsin Extension and the Lake Superior Collaborative and it’s dinner time here so likely will not have my camera on :)
John Leary RiversEdge West (Grand Junction CO)
Morgan Rice, Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator with Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change
Suzy Hiskey with Denver Audubon. I can't find the name change option in the phone ap
Deb - Laramie WY - I have a consulting/facilitation/coaching practice under the umbrella of Lupine Collaborative (my practice), and direct a program called the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources.
Greg Newman from CitSci.org at CSU - we administer an online community / collaborative science support platform available at www.citsci.org
Nicole Reese, Crowd Conservation - facilitator and community outreach specialist;WCCN Communications CoordinatorCenter for Collaborative Conservation affiliate
Lesson about facilitation – setting expectations within the group is key! https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iap2.org/resource/resmgr/pillars/Spectrum_8.5x11_Print.pdf
Be prepared but flexible
Making an effort to get to know the people involved
The importance of carving out spacious time for storytelling, and the importance of trauma-informed facilitation esp when working with communities that have been marginalized.
Create spaces for convening
Looping back to the groups collective objectives and reinforcing their individual purpose
Listen first and often
As a facilitator, I find myself having to do A LOT of prep to make sure the session goes well.
Providing numerous opportunities to hear from quiet/shy/etc folks
Bringing in participants with different styles and approaches for contributing and sharing
Heather Knight, CCC
I love these examples. Here’s mine: ask everyone to write down their questions in their own words
Why Am I Talking - Love it
Listen to what is said/ not said/silence etc
A great conversation starter is "what keeps you up at night'?
When facilitating virtually, ask everyone to show off something in their current workspace. I find that my participants always have fun and meaningful things on their desks and enjoy sharing them.
Never begin with logistics and never end with logistics.
I LOVE that. So true.
What were the questions again?
What is your intention for being here today?
What do you need to pay attention to?
And then, what is your responsibility for fulfilling that intention?
I’m always looking for new or different ways to think about my work - since I am in a coordination role it’s a bit isolating so I’m here to listen and learn!
Intention: Grow my facilitation skills. Attention: Pay attention to novel, nuanced approaches to and ways of thinking about facilitation. Responsibility: stay focus on Laura and our shared dialogue.
Thanks Laura for the artist concept... my intention is to learn more about collaborative conservation facilitation - pay attention to the recommendations made - responsible perhaps for integrating these into our citizen science platform
I’m always learning and growing as a facilitator and someone who trains facilitators - AND I wanted to meet you… I am staying fully present and contributing when I can - and will bring any valuable takeaways into my work and into the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources that I direct
I’m here to learn from Laura! I am a facilitator and researcher but work in a different space (tech) and I’m inspired by learning from different fields, especially those that call for different types of stakeholder engagement, timeframes, focus, etc.
Id like to learn how to be more effective as a conduit between folks, attention to what others have done to help them be better and more effective, responsibility to bring this back to the communities I work in
Intention: make connections and learn from others experiencesAttention: Listen to peoples storiesResponsibility: Immerse myself in the conversation and listen!
I am in the beginning stages of creating an urban community volunteer program. My intent is to learn how to bring individuals together from multiple agencies towards a common conservation goal. I'm paying attention to how to ask questions and find common ground leading to solutions - especially when there are conflicting conservation points of view. I intend to find ways of processing and internalizing the my new knowledge and put it into practice.
Becoming a professional coach was possibly the best thing I could have done to deepen my facilitation practice.
I would love to know from both Deb and Laura where you did your coaching training.
I have the same question!
I’ve been thinking about coaching training too
I went to Newfield in Bouler
new facilitators often ask - how do you recommend handling conflict between stakeholders, especially with highly emotional topics?
What is the course you are doing this weekend?
Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching
I do this too! I draw a smiley face on the back side of a sticky note and stick it behind the webcam on my laptop
I'm interested in Nicole's question: how do you recommend handling conflict between stakeholders, especially with highly emotional topics?
Thanks so much Laura. Great insight.
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed the presentation and your book!
Thank you! Look forward to the chat script and slides.
Thanks so much Laura!
Thank you, Laura!!
Thank you CCC staff for hosting and Laura for sharing your expertise.
Thank you lovely people!
Thank you Laura!
Thank you Laura! And thank you Heather for hosting
Heather Knight, CCC
inviting all of you collaborativeconservation.org/program/practice/wccn/
Have a good night all