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Facilitating for Public Engagement
April 6, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Lancaster, NH

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This daylong workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of the critical role of facilitators in the broad spectrum of public engagement work. We spend time discussing local and statewide projects, walking through a typical “talk to action” process, and emphasizing the principles that guide our work. Prior facilitation experience is helpful but not necessary. Dress is casual and meals, refreshments, and training materials will be provided.  A $40 fee is waived for students and those with financial need.


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The Art of Strategic Questioning 
May 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Durham, NH

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In any group, there is far more collective wisdom in the room than any one person has. The potential is there for new insights, more complete understanding, and innovative solutions to emerge, if the right conditions are in place.  A key facilitation skill to access this potential in a group is framing powerful questions.

In this workshop, facilitated by Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative, you will practice the art of framing strategic questions. Strategic questions focus us on what could be. They enable people to see new options and alternatives and inspire movement. This session will include:

  • Exploring what makes a good strategic question
  • Practicing developing strategic questions for participant’s current challenges
  • Understanding how leadership looks different when leading with questions not answers     
  • Exploring how to use questions in combination with participatory group processes when designing agendas     

The $25 Fee may be waived for students and those with financial need. Just let us know!

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“NH Listens is well organized and facilitates discussions in a manner where all opinions and views are shared in a respectful and constructive fashion. NH Listens helped my department hold a discussion with community members to assure mutual understanding and trust between the Community and our Police Officers. The event was well attended and met our goals. The follow-up report written by NH Listens was excellent and resulted in action steps to build upon the discussion.”
- Anthony Colarusso, Chief of Police, Dover