2018 Training Schedule: Strategic and Project Planning, and Facilitation Skills

Strategic and Project Planning:  Becoming Agents of Change

Your group has engaged in multiple conversations and brainstormed numerous options for addressing an issue or managing a project. But after this explosion of energy to produce an array of strategies, nothing seems to be happening! What do you do now?

Whether a group wants to write a comprehensive strategic plan or design the steps for project implementation, there are promising practices for this type of work.

During 2018, Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer its newest training, Strategic and Project Planning:  Becoming Agents of Change. You are invited to join your trainer, Martha A. Walker, Ph.D., and other individuals facing the same dilemma to discover the promising practices for overcoming the stagnation involved in strategic and project planning.

This one-day course will explore the planning process for transitioning an idea into reality. Each participant will receive a planning notebook that will guide his/her work with any organization or community work group.

Register for this training at https://tinyurl.com/2018-Planning at least one week prior to the training date. The $160 per person registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

  • Each participant will receive a resource notebook and training materials.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be provided.
  • No refunds will be offered after the registration deadline (one week prior to the training).

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Martha A. Walker, at (434) 766-6761 or walker53@vt.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha Walker, Central District Office, at 434-766-6761 (during business hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at least five days prior to the event to discuss accommodations. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.
 

Training Schedule

City Address Date Training Team
Christiansburg
Montgomery County Administration Building
755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1G
Christiansburg, VA 24073
April 18
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Virginia Beach Advance Technology Center (ATC)
Tidewater Community College
1800 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Room H-170 and Room H-178 (first floor)
April 24
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Charlottesville Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701-A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
May 8
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Richmond Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N. Parham Road #300
Richmond, VA 23294
Main Street Room, third floor
May 16
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Petersburg Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Multi-Purpose Room
September 18
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.


Strenthening Your Facilitation Skills

Virginians are overcoming frustrating group meetings and discovering how to build a discussion process that leads to productive conversations and decision-making. Become one of these agents of change: Complete the Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills training!

"Organizations and community leaders want to know how to facilitate discussions that result in clear direction, but they struggle with where to begin," according to Martha Walker, community viability specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

During the Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills training, participants practice newly learned facilitation skills in an experiential setting, observe facilitation challenges, and identify practices that will prepare each person to develop and guide the facilitation process. Those who completed the program reported that, after participation, "you will feel more comfortable planning and leading meetings."

Register for this two-day training at https://tinyurl.com/2018SYFS at least one week prior to the training date. The $115 per person registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

  • Each participant will receive a resource notebook and training materials.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be provided on both days.
  • No refunds will be offered after the registration deadline (one week prior to the training).

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Martha A. Walker, at (434) 766-6761 or walker53@vt.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha Walker, Central District Office, at (434) 766-6761 (during business hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at least five days prior to the event to discuss accommodations. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.
 

Training Schedule

City Address Date Training Team
Galax
Crossroads Institute
1117 E. Stuart Drive
Galax, VA 24333
March 13-14
Day 1: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Richmond Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23294
Third floor
May 3-4
Day 1: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Norfolk Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
and the Eastern Shore
Happy Café
800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23504
August 22-23
Day 1: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.
Warrenton Center for Nonprofit Excellence —
Warrenton Training
98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 21
Warrenton, VA 20186
September 12-13
Day 1: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Martha Walker, et al.