2017 Facilitation Training Schedule

During 2017, the two-day facilitation training will be offered in five locations including Lynchburg, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Abingdon, and Richmond. Other trainings will be scheduled when requested.

Each training offers participants the opportunity to demonstrate newly learned facilitation skills, 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.” Because of the training, “our huge and complex community meeting was a big success,” said Loren Bruce, urban planner in Falls Church Virginia.

To register for this training, visit http://tinyurl.com/2017facilitation and complete the registration. The registration fee for Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills is $110. Each participant receives a resource notebook, and lunch is provided on both training days. Registration fees must be received at least one week prior to the training date with no refunds offered after that date. For questions or to obtain additional information, contact Martha Walker at 434-766-6761 or email her at 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 A. Walker, Central District Office, at 434-766-6761 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is 800-828-1120.

Training Schedule

City Address Dates Training Team
Central Virginia Community College
Merritt Hall
Lynchburg, Virginia    
March 6 - 7
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ruth Wallace
Jamie Stowe
Kevin Camm
Virginia Beach Advance Technology Center (ATC)
1800 College Crescent
Room H-170
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
June 27 - 28
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Karen Munden
Martha Walker
Charlottesville Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701-A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
July 31 - August 1
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lenah Nguyen
Martha Walker
John Thompson
Abingdon Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
September 12 - 13 Dawn Barnes
Kevin Spurlin
Richmond area Location TBD October 24 - 25
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Martha Walker
Crystal Tyler Mackey
John Thompson