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.
We are grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their generous support.
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.
May 4, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
For many issues and conversations, diverse perspectives allow us or our group to look at topics in ways we had never considered before. To have a dialogue about an issue that impacts the whole community, it’s important that the whole community is represented and included in that space. This training will help you explore best practices and strategies for authentic recruitment of diverse perspectives – especially voices that are often missing from public dialogue – as well as cultivate a welcoming and productive environment for all participants.
June 1, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
You do not have to do this work alone! When possible, call upon your co-facilitators to help each other host the dialogue or community event. Effective co-facilitation involves strong communication, planning, and nimbleness as you each let your individual strengths and skills shine through. The two (or more) of you can support each other by handling logistics, as well as the dynamics of the group, keeping the event smooth and productive. This training will share skills and tips for you to successfully work with your co-facilitators at your next event.