can't get our stakeholders to agree on anything. How
can we make decisions and move forward?
I told my boss that I was tired of sitting through meetings that go nowhere. Now she wants me to organize and run them. How do I do that?
I want to grow in my profession, but my supervisor says I need more communication skills to advance. Where do I get them?
We reorganized into work teams a year ago, but I still feel confused. How can we make them work?
these are questions you
ask, come join us for a week of adventure in the Washington Cascades.
The workshop is held at the Cispus Learning Center - a 100-acre campus in the Cascade Mountains near Randle, Washington. It is about a three-hour drive from Portland or Seattle. Tell me more about the site...
The Cispus Workshop happens only once a year...
hands-on workshop is
designed to give today's natural resource professionals proven,
innovative communication and collaboration skills. The workshop is
taught by fellow agency professionals with on-the-ground experience
working with people to resolve natural resource issues. We provide
tools and techniques to help you become more efficient and effective in
working with others on important issues and decision-making processes.
You will also have abundant opportunities to learn from the experiences
of fellow participants from various agencies. The skills you learn at
Cispus will improve and enhance your ability to work collaboratively
within your own agency, with other agencies, and the public.
The interagency Cispus Workshop offers a wide range of collaboration skills for professionals in natural resource management. Over the span of five days, over 100 participants from local, State, and Federal natural resource management agencies explore in depth one of these three topics: Successful Teams, Strategic Meetings Management, or Collaborative Public Involvement. All participants receive the basic Facilitation Skills and Techniques course which address essential components for managing the process and interactions of meetings and collaboration. Additional complementary sessions include Understanding Conflict, Painless Briefings: Tools and Practice, Recognizing and Applying Learning Styles, Fearless Presentations, and We All Have a Story to Tell!. We also have a special program on Wednesday evening that features a well known Northwest writer and speaker.
At the Cispus Workshop you will learn to:
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Cispus Workshop awarded the National 2005 Environmental Stewardship