Fall 2017 Eugene Workshops

A set of highly interactive one-day training sessions
Enroll in one as a stand-alone, or dive into the whole series!

10:00am-5:30pm at RAIN (942 Olive St.)

Registration now open

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Friday, December 1, 2017
How to Make a Good Workshop or Training: Design & Delivery

You’ve got the knowledge, now you want to share it with others. We’ll work with components such as the power of storytelling, ways to invite feedback, timing and agenda design, how to give clear activity instructions, and creating clear visuals. We’ll explore many interactive format possibilities, and exercises to liven things up. By the end of the day, you’ll have a draft plan for your event in hand.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bringing Sides Together: How to Create & Run Dialogue Across Polarization

Left/Right. Red or blue. You’re either with us or against us. In an age of polarized separation, how do we convene conversations among strangers aimed at fostering connection and understanding across divides? This exploratory workshop invites you into a journey that includes realistic goals, enrollment of allies, and how to create a good container. We’ll look at case studies and consider a variety of approaches. There will be an opportunity to consider your own next steps in convening dialogue on whatever issue matters most to you.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Facilitating Conflicts in Groups Small and Large

Uh-oh! Are you wondering what to do in your group when things get tense or charged? Don’t worry, you’re not alone—and it turns out some relatively simple techniques can help a lot. Come practice and get support from others for your own real-life situations.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Ack! You’re in a Conflict, Now What?

While some part of ourselves may recognize conflicts as an inevitable part of human interaction, that doesn’t change the fact that most of us feel anxious when they come up. This session adopts a “menu of options” approach, encouraging you to tap your own resiliency and self-knowledge to determine whether or not direct resolution is the way to go, how to do it well if it is, and other ways to work with what’s up if it’s not.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Skillful Facilitation: How to Make Meetings Satisfying

Wondering how to make meetings engaging and effective? This workshop will cover basic essentials such as summarizing the sense of the group, stepping in when someone talks too long, lively alternatives to standard discussion format, and more. Come try out these key skills in a supportive atmosphere.

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Cost: Sliding scale of $75-150 per workshop. (See suggested payment amount based on income at the Registration page.) If $75 per workshop is beyond your means, contact us about work exchange possibilities.

Registration: Now open, go here to register for one or more of these sessions. Contact us if you have questions.

Presenter: Tree Bressen has a calling to help groups function well. She consults with a wide variety of organizations, helping them align action toward purpose. Her specialty is designing and running lively, connecting meetings that produce effective results. Her workshops are consistently reviewed as practical and engaging.


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