In this core facilitation skills workshop, participants master the techniques and skills necessary to professionally structure, facilitate and build consensus within meetings, conferences, and multiparty decision-making groups.
This interactive 2-day facilitation training lays the foundation for anyone looking to engage and support groups in getting the most out of their conversations. The training combines theory and practice to teach participants the fundamental concepts and skills of facilitation including techniques such as DeBono's Six Hats and World Cafe.
Whether you are looking to bring communities together or work with teams in organizations, this class will provide a step-by-step overview of the facilitation process and how to adapt it to your audience.
The trainer has extensive experience in using facilitation processes with community groups, teams in organizations, and public dialogues. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback during simulated role-play activities.
Time: 8:30am-5pm both days
Instructor: Tracey Pilkerton Cairnie
Tracey Cairnie, MS, PCC
Tracey Pilkerton Cairnie is a certified mediator/mentor, facilitator, coach, trainer, and public participation specialist. Tracey has over twenty years experience in developing and implementing a variety of communication and alternative dispute resolution programs, workshops and seminars. She provides services and training to a variety of government agencies (federal, state and local), businesses (profit and non-profit), universities, communities, families, and individuals.Tracey is also an adjunct-professor at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution teaching mediation, collaborative communication, and negotiation skills. She holds a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a BS in Public Administration from George Mason University. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Program.