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UF/IFAS Facilitation Skills Training

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on July 17, 2023

Leading Groups Can Be Easy!

UF/IFAS Announces Facilitation Skills Training

Have you ever been in a group and then were asked to lead it—and produce results? Have you ever wanted to learn how to lead successful groups?

People get frustrated and discouraged when groups are not effective. More and more, people are asked
to team up to get things done on the job, in their towns, for schools, and in their communities. It makes a
big difference when you know how to work with a group and lead meetings to get great results, but this
is not always easy.

“Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills” is a five-part training series designed to help local citizens learn
how to get work done more effectively and efficiently in group meetings. The University of Florida’s
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension is offering the training on Monday,
August 21 and Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at the Alachua County Extension Office, located at 22712 W
Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669. Registration will be open until Friday, August 11, 2023, at 5:00
During this two-day training, you will learn and practice facilitation skills in an experiential setting. You
will also get a chance to observe facilitation challenges and receive feedback in a safe environment. In
2023 alone, more than 50 community leaders from across Florida have been trained.

Workshop instructors have rich backgrounds in providing educational programs that are highly
interactive and have extensive experience facilitating group meetings. Participants will benefit from
learning with instructors who have real-world experience in facilitating successful group meetings.
The cost to participate is $200, which includes a training resource book, lunch, and refreshments. The
workshop is limited to the first 25 participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/SYFSNEED. For
more information, contact Marnie Ward at mlward@ufl.edu.



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