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Facilitation Basics for Coastal Managers - virtual

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Virtual
  • 0


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Productive meetings are essential to effectively plan for and manage the diverse interests and needs in our coastal communities.

In this course, participants will learn basic facilitation skills, tools to engage participants, and techniques for dealing with disruptive behaviors. Class time is provided to practice using tools and skills to plan and facilitate meetings that accomplish objectives while minimizing conflict.

Participants at every level are welcome, since these new skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a meeting.

You will learn how to

  • Facilitate in-person and virtual meetings effectively
  • Select appropriate process tools and techniques to reach meeting objectives
  • Identify behaviors that are disruptive in group processes and practice strategies to address them

Participant Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Headset, or speakers and microphone

The sessions will take place online on March 30th and March 31st from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (5 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points). 


Jan Kuklick joined NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) in June 1997 as a coastal management specialist. She has been working in the field of coastal and marine science since 1989 and has extensive experience in facilitation and meeting coordination and management. Before joining OCM, she worked in the area of oil spill response, damage assessment, and contingency planning. She holds a master of science in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a bachelor of science in biology from the College of William and Mary.

Becky Lunde serves as the West Coast learning services coordinator with the Office for Coastal Management. Based in Oakland, California, Becky provides facilitation, technical assistance, and capacity-building support to communities dealing with coastal hazard impacts. She enjoys building collaborative relationships and works to instill learning science principles into engagement processes and resources to address the needs of coastal professionals. Becky is a trainer of facilitation skill-building courses. Her career with NOAA began in 2000; since then she has served in various capacities across the U.S. and Pacific Islands. Outside of work, Becky volunteers on the harbor seal husbandry crew at the Marine Mammal Center, seasonally caring for seal pups that have been directly impacted by human activities and supporting rehabilitation for release back to the wild. Becky has a master’s degree in environmental studies with a focus on coastal issues from the University of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina and a bachelor of science in psychology from Skidmore College.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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