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Facilitation & Conflict Resolution Skills 3-day masterclass.

Sydney, Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 March 2018.

The Transforming Community Engagement masterclass is a skills-based training course that will equip you with the key facilitation and conflict resolution skills needed to transform your community engagement, co-design approach or multi-stakeholder partnership working. These essential skills are fundamental for anyone working with groups of people and seeking to improve the impact of their community engagement.

Some of the biggest challenges we face as a society involve complex, seemingly intractable social issues such as inter-generational poverty, homelessness, long-term unemployment, problem drug use, crime and community safety, declining health, environmental management, climate change, etc. To tackle these effectively we need to collaborate across sectors and engage people to participate in co-design. This inevitably means building, nurturing and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships.

This is the best training you will do in your working life, do it!

Strategic Planner, Open Space Environmental Management

There is a growing recognition that to do this effectively we need to engage communities in the co-design and development of solutions. To do this well, you need frameworks, skills and tools. Often conflicts arise during the community engagement process; how to manage those conflicts, work with divergent stakeholder groups and build towards positive outcomes is a critical tool in the toolkit of anyone working in and with communities or co-designing new solutions.

As co-design, partnership working, collective impact, collaboration and community development become more embedded as the way we do things then it is increasing important that practitioners, whether from government, the community, academia or business sectors are equipped with the essential skills they need to achieve greater impact.

This three-day, intensive, practical masterclass equips those working in community engagement with theory, skills and tools to enable deeper facilitation and conflict resolution. Essential skills and tools for anyone building collaborative partnerships, community development, working in collective impact or in stakeholder engagement. More info