The Facilitator's Toolbox - Part 2: Practical Skills for Responding to Conflict and Coming to Agreement (MI library staff only)

$40 usd
Thu Sep 30, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Training for Michigan library staff on leading effective meetings and conversations. This is an updated repeat of the “Facilitation: Advanced” trainings “Handling Conflict” and “Coming to Agreement” that were offered in 2018 and 2019. Also, this same training was offered in fall 2020.

In partnership with the Library of Michigan, Mary King and Sarah Ross from We Can Work It Out, LLC will be leading trainings on facilitation for the fourth year. Because they are funded by the Library of Michigan, these trainings are only open to staff of Michigan libraries, but are open to and encouraged for those of all levels and roles.

Skills taught and practiced can be used in a variety of settings including staff and work meetings, strategic planning sessions, one-on-one interactions with library patrons, library sponsored community conversations, and focus groups. They will include learning theory, as well as practice of skills and peer feedback. The trainings will be virtual, and will include some modeling of and information on hosting meetings virtually - a skill that will be all the more important for staff of libraries in our current and post-pandemic reality!

This year’s trainings will be the same as that offered in fall 2020 but with some minor updates. The content will be similar to the “Facilitation Training: Advanced” sessions on “Handling Conflict” and “Coming to Agreement” that were offered in 2018 and 2019 around the state. Those who have already attended those trainings in past years would find this to be largely similar but updated information has been added.

There is a prerequisite to attend Part 2 that you either attend Part 1 first, or have already attended We Can Work It Out’s “Basic” training through MCLS in 2018 or 2019. It will be important that all attendees in Part 2 start from the same place of knowledge and information in order to maximize the fruitfulness of the training. This will be a highly interactive virtual workshop, and you will gain hands-on practice and expert and peer feedback in using the facilitation tools that are taught. Attendees must have a microphone enabled and turn their cameras on for full participation, and attend the full day.

Please login up to 15 minutes early to be sure you are set with audio and video. The training will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm, with a break for lunch and other short breaks.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the Library of Michigan.

This class is virtual. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information one week prior to the class.

Terms/Registration Information: It is recommended to register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent out one week in advance of the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email to request it.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here. Pricing & Policies

We Can Work It Out, LLC

Virtual Workshop via Zoom