The goal of these workshops was to help improve communication by building facilitation skills within the many groups involved in collaboration in natural resource management projects. We worked to build a common language to support collaboration, share tools to prevent problems, and demonstrate interventions to support success when problems arise. These workshops were designed to support the building of a common knowledge base through mutual learning and discussion. UC Cooperative Extension developed training modules for all levels of natural resource management staff and stakeholders interested in developing these skills. You can download these modules by visiting: http://snamp.cnr.berkeley.edu/documents/574
Resource managers, private landowners, environmental activists concerned about natural resource management, recreationists, individuals interested in learning facilitation skills, and anyone engaged in a collaborative process.
Follow-up Facilitation Workshop (10-15-2014 in South Lake Tahoe)
This workshop focused on detailed discussions of participants’ real life experiences in the many collaborative efforts underway in the natural resource management world and will include practice and discussion of the most appropriate facilitation practices. The workshop guest speaker will be Scott Conway, Restoration Ecologist, USFS Remote Sensing Lab – Region 5. Scott shepherded the Tahoe National Forest Sagehen Collaborative Project through design and implementation. October 15, 2014, 10am to 4pm. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board Annex, 971 Silver Dollar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. $15 registration fee to cover workshop materials and lunch payable at registration. Registration ends October 12, 2014. Please register on-line at http://ucanr.edu/camworkshop/. The workshop was limited to the first 25 people. Follow CAM workshop flyer 10-15-14 South Lake Tahoe CA
Two-part Facilitation Workshop (3-18 & 4-23-14 in South Lake Tahoe)
Two different 6 hour trainings covered topics such as stakeholder analysis, agenda building, listening as an ally, the decision making process, identifying constraints, reconciling differences and reducing conflicts. Participants learned training concepts, practice methods to obtain the skills needed to pursue effective collaboration. The first day of training was March 18th, 2014 and the second day of training was April 23rd at the same location. March 18th, 2014 and April 23rd, 2014, 10am to 4pm. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board Annex, 971 Silver Dollar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. There was a $35.00 fee to cover workshop materials and lunch for both days payable at registration. The workshop waslimited to the first 25 people. Collaboration workshop flyer 3-18-14 and 4-23-14 Tahoe