Don’t miss these training opportunities

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

There is still time to register for the fall workshops being offered by Resource Solutions as part of the Alaska Collaborative Leadership Series. These workshops focus on collaborative ways to make decisions on public and community issues. Bring two members of your team so you can discuss and apply the information and skills that you learn to a current project. Visit our new website at and register now for:

February 21-22, 2007: Facilitating Work Groups and Public Meetings
During this workshop, participants learn meeting facilitation skills through a variety of exercises to learn a step-by-step process for facilitating work groups and public meetings. They learn how to manage conflict and keep a meeting focused. Working in small groups, they plan, conduct, and critique a simulated meeting on an Alaska issue.

March 21-22, 2007: Building Relationships and Communicating for Agreement
During this workshop, participants assess their own communication styles and review a variety of communication skills that assist in communicating for agreement. There will be an emphasis on how to manage conflict when working on difficult community or public issues. The group will apply their learning using real case studies.

April 25-26, 2007: Public Participation in Community Decision Making
This workshop reviews various public participation structures, considers how power and coalitions are used to affect public decisions, describes opportunities for tribes to become cooperating agencies, and provides participants with applied tools through the use of techniques and guides to effectively plan a public participation process.

Workshops are two days and are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UAA Commons in Anchorage.
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