Training Schedule: Strategic and Project Planning, and Facilitation Skills

Strategic & Project Planning: Becoming Agents of Change

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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?

During 2019, Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer its newest training, Strategic and Project Planning:  Becoming Agents of Change.

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.

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.

 

 

You are invited to register for one of the following sessions:

 

Richmond

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

 

Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N Parham Rd #300
Richmond, VA 23294

 

Christiansburg

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

 

Montgomery County Administration Building

755 Roanoke Street Suite 1G

Christiansburg, VA 24073

 

Charlottesville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701 - A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Each training begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m.   Your investment is your time and the $160 per person registration fee which includes all course materials and lunch.

You are invited to join your trainer, Megan M. Seibel, Ph.D., and other individuals who are facing the same dilemma.  Together you will discover the promising practices for overcoming the stagnation involved in strategic and project planning.

Your investment is $160 for the one day training and includes all training materials and lunch.

 

The course registration link will remain open until one week before the posted dates:

https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=211377&selectedProgramAreaId=25576&selectedProgramStreamId=

 

· Each participant receives a resource notebook and lunch is provided. 

· Registrations fees must be paid at the time of registration.

· No refunds will be offered after the registration deadline (one week prior to the training).

Registration deadline is one week prior to the training date.

 

For questions or to obtain additional information, please contact Dr. Megan M. Seibel, at 540-231-2375 or mseibel@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 Megan Seibel, Virginia Tech Main Campus, at 540-231-2375 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

 


2019 Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Trainings

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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 Facilitations Skills training!

“Organizations and community leaders want to know how to facilitate discussions that result in clear direction but struggle with where to begin” according 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.”

 You are invited to select one of the following sessions:

Richmond:  Thursday and Friday,

May 9-10, 2019

Virginia Tech Richmond Center

2810 N Parham Road—3rd Floor; Richmond, VA 23294

Lynchburg:  Monday and Tuesday,

May 13-14, 2019

Central Virginia Community College

Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room

3506 Wards Road; Lynchburg, VA 24502

 

Christiansburg: Tuesday and Wednesday,

June 18-19, 2019

Montgomery County Administration Building

755 Roanoke St – Suite 1G; Christiansburg, VA 24073

Newport News: Wednesday and Thursday,

July 17-18, 2019

Midtown Community Center

570 McLawhorne Drive; Newport News, VA 23601

 

Training schedule:  Day 1 begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. and Day 2 begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

 

Your investment is $115 for the two day training and

includes all training materials and lunch on both days.

 

 The course registration link will remain open until one week before the posted dates:

 https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=211373&selectedProgramAreaId=25576&selectedProgramStreamId=

 

· Each participant receives a resource notebook and lunch is provided on both training days. 

· Registrations fees must be paid at the time of registration.

· No refunds will be offered after the registration deadline (one week prior to the training).

 

Registration deadline is one week prior to the training date.

 

For questions or to obtain additional information, please

contact Dr. Megan M. Seibel, at 540-231-2375 or mseibel@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 Megan Seibel, Virginia Tech Main Campus, at 540-231-2375 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. 

*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.