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Staff Development Workshops

Community Conversations

Community Conversations are small groups of people from your community (e.g. teams, circles or committees) that come together for a specific purpose. These can be: connecting with one another, building relationships, team building, problem solving, decision making, or addressing conflict. The goal is to learn from each other in a safe and engaging way. We lead the conversations in a circle format where everyone has a chance to share and be supported. Community conversations create a spirit of curiosity, respect and appreciation while building trust and discovering common grounds. We facilitate the conversations or we can teach your leaders how to facilitate them.

Introduction to the Enneagram - Discovering Belonging - Retreat

The Enneagram is a time-honored method for exploring our own unique personalities. First, we examine the nine basic personality types, then we discover and explore our own personality. Using the Enneagram system, we expand our knowledge of self and gain a better understanding of others. This engaging and insightful workshop includes time for self-reflection, conversation, and discovery.

Simple Steps to Engaging Meetings

In this workshop, we look at engaging meetings: from the power of the invitation to how to end a meeting with purpose and meaning--and everything in between! Running engaging and meaningful team/committee meetings is essential for the success of the team. A quality meeting will have a time for the members to come together to share the joys and concerns of their work and plan what needs to be done. We will explore the key principles for supporting each other and building community. We also share tips and tricks to holding meetings in-person, virtually and in a hybrid format.

Teams That Sizzle: Creating Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Teams That Enjoy Working Together

Building efficient and effective teams/committees helps your organization accomplish more with less effort. In this interactive workshop we explore how to build teams that sizzle. We learn the importance of creating the invitation, transparent communication, building trust and creating community. We will be discovering values and gathering insights that provide beneficial information for leaders and members.

The Art of Working with Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities. A lot of time and effort goes into finding, training, communicating, and providing support for them. During this workshop, we focus on inviting volunteers to share what they love to do, when they have time available. We discuss and explore time commitments, training, setting boundaries, open communications, having valuable meetings and dealing with strong feelings.

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