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.

Training Opportunities, Lunch Box Discussions, and Events

Basic Facilitator Training (ONLINE)
March 23, 2022, 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.


Advanced Facilitator Training (ONLINE)
April 22, 2022, 12 – 2:30 p.m.

This training is on Zoom and is focused on those difficult moments where people are in dialogue across significant differences – differences where stereotypes and misunderstanding are a major dynamic. 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. This workshop helps enhance confidence to remain neutral (on the topic), productively address issues, encourage and move conversation in a constructive manner.

Please join on a computer if possible. We understand everyone has different access to technology and welcome you! 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.

Nothing scheduled yet - stay tuned!