Events

In early 2019, we are offering an online series of workshops that offer practical ideas and methods for how to facilitate collaborative work, including working virtually. Each one is interactive and is limited to 30 participants, so please sign up soon to save your spot. Thanks to the New Hampshire Food Alliance for co-sponsoring this series!

Meetings that Do More

Wednesday, February 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Imagine leaving a meeting feeling inspired, energized by new ideas, with enhanced goodwill toward your colleagues and a shared sense of clarity on where to go next. In this interactive on-line workshop, you will learn practical tools for creating meetings that deliver multiple benefits. Key topics include:

  • How to clarify the strategic context and range of outcomes for a meeting
  • How to frame strategic questions for the group to explore
  • An introduction to, and experience of, participatory meeting methods that can also work on-line
  • How to structure an agenda with samples of agenda designs

The workshop will be held on Zoom video conferencing where you will experience how to host effective meetings virtually, including with small group conversations. You will receive several handouts full of resources and guidance to help you design and facilitate future meetings.

Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative will facilitate, sharing methods she has practiced in work with over 150 organizations and collaborative initiatives, concerning socially responsible business, sustainability, local food systems, education, climate action, racial equity, and transportation.

This workshop is the first in a series. You can attend one or the series.

Workshop fee is $70. Please click below to register.

If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

 

Register here

Working in Collaborative Ways

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Given the complex inter-related challenges our communities and organizations face, it is becoming imperative to work across disciplines, organizations, and cultures to develop workable solutions.

This on-line workshop will build your understanding and skills participating in and leading collaborative work. You will learn:

  • Core personal and collective leadership qualities that support collaboration
  • What is means to practice “collective sensemaking”
  • How to enable people and groups to do their best thinking and experience the benefits of networked ways of working together
  • Several participatory methods that can also work on-line

The workshop will be held on Zoom video conferencing so you will also get to experience how to work collaboratively virtually, including having small group conversations on-line. You will receive several handouts with resources and guidance.

Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative will facilitate, sharing methods she has practiced in work with over 150 organizations and collaborative initiatives, concerning socially responsible business, sustainability, local food systems, education, climate action, racial equity, and transportation.

This workshop is the second in a series. You can attend one or the series.

Workshop fee is $70. Please click below to register.

If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

Register here

Working as an Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM EDT

Activating the full potential within an organization, community, or network requires us to see how our work fits into a larger whole and how we can connect what are often fragmented “parts.” Some wisdom, collective strength, and innovative solutions can only be activated when we engage and connect all parts of an organization, community, or system.

After working with many collaborative initiatives and seeking out tools and processes, Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative, has combined what she has learned in this introductory workshop to build skills in working as an ecosystem. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Principles of how systems work
  • Practical tools to help people “see the system” and make relationships visible
  • Participatory processes for how to connect and cross-pollinate the work and wisdom of diverse perspectives
  • How and why accessing and engaging marginalized voices is critical to this work

This on-line workshop will be held on Zoom video conferencing, so you will experience how to facilitate collaboration and learning virtually. You will receive several handouts full of resources and guidance.

This workshop is the third in a series. You can attend one or the series.

Workshop fee is $70. Please click below to register.


If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

 

Register here