Monday, February 6, 2012

Community leader training a hit!

More than 30 community leaders gathered on a snowy Saturday morning recently for the first session of our free two-part "Build a High Performing Community" workshop.  The January 21 workshop focused on real-world tools and techniques for running effective meetings and anticipating and managing conflict.

Participants enjoyed sharing their concerns, challenges and learning new approaches - not only from the “experts” from the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County - but also from their peers across the County.  Whether from Takoma Park or Chevy Chase, from condo boards to senior groups, everyone who came out that morning shared common problems, brainstormed solutions and practiced tips and techniques in an environment designed to support the day-to-day reality faced by community leaders.

The second session is February 25, 10-11:30 am.  Participation is LIMITED to those who attended the first session, to maximize the effectiveness and goals set at the first meeting.  We anticipate repeating this training at another location soon as well as offering additional trainings for community leaders based upon what we have learned during this experience - so if you would like to be notified of upcoming trainings, please let us know by emailing bethesda.citizen@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Based at the BCC Center, the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County is a local not for profit organization that offers a range of services to the community.  Their volunteer-run services include free facilitation services to community groups, facilitation training for community leaders, one-on-one mentoring for community leaders who need short-term support, as well as extensive mediation services.  Don’t hesitate to utilize this resource to strengthen your community!