Events

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We are grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their generous support.

Each year, NH Listens hosts a number of events throughout New Hampshire. These online and in person events range from engaging local communities to increase participation, creating civic spaces to strengthen our civic fabric, and training the region’s network of skilled facilitators.

You can view some of these events below.

Training Opportunities and Roundtable Discussions

Basic Facilitator Training (ONLINE)
Sept. 15, 12 – 2 p.m.

Join this 2-hour basic facilitator training for tips on facilitating that you can apply both on and offline. We’ll focus on sharing:

  • Some key facilitator concepts
  • Share a mix of tips and tools for using and managing technology
  • Tips for hosting and facilitating on and offline conversations
  • Provide time for small group reflections and practice
  • Ideas for keeping things interactive to engage people in and outside virtual spaces

We welcome anyone who wants to learn about facilitating conversations and those who want to strengthen their facilitator skills. This training is on Zoom and includes examples of how to use Google Slides to promote participant interaction. Please join on a computer if possible. There are some interactive components, but it is also possible to listen in. Prior to the session, you'll want to download and test the Zoom softwarePlease contact Carrie Portrie with any questions regarding this training.

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Advanced Facilitator Training (ONLINE)
 Oct. 6, 12 – 2 p.m.

This online workshop helps enhance confidence to remain neutral (on the topic), productively address issues, encourage and move conversation in a constructive manner. Many of us are trained to remain “neutral” when we serve as facilitators. However, that doesn't mean we are passive in the face of misunderstandings and harmful dynamics. Please join on a computer if possible.

We understand everyone has different access to technology and welcome you! Prior to the session, you'll want to download and test the Zoom softwarePlease contact Carrie Portrie with any questions regarding this training.

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At New Hampshire Listens, our mission is to help New Hampshire residents talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. If you are trying to figure out how to contribute in your local community during these next several weeks, we hope the following Local Listens Roundtables on Zoom will help spur your thinking. Join us to make a plan for staying connected, addressing bias, and building community.

All of these trainings are free and can be participated in by phone or computer using the free Zoom software. You'll want to download and test the Zoom software prior to the event. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Michele Holt-Shannon.

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Many of us are trained to remain neutral when we serve as facilitators. However, that doesn't mean we are passive in the face of misunderstandings. This workshop helps enhance confidence to remain neutral, productively address issues, encourage and move conversation in a constructive manner. Fee $50 waived for students and those with financial need. Please contact Michele Holt-Shannon for a promotion code.

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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 locating the work in 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.

This training may be augmented by more extensive facilitator training offered annually by UNH Cooperative Extension. A $50 fee is waived for students and those with financial need. Please contact Michele Holt-Shannon for a promotion code.

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