The Art of Facilitation with Franci Saunders

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with Franci Saunders
Thursday, April 26, 2018
9:00 am -12:00 pm Fee $70, includes refreshments

Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below)
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library



Meetings take up a huge portion of our time. Sometimes they seem to drag on with little to show for at their conclusion. But, what
about that one meeting – the one that was well-run and engaging? Were you pleasantly surprised? Did you feel a sense of
accomplishment? Were you energized at its conclusion?
Efficient and effective meetings don’t have to be an accident. A deft, well-prepared facilitator will reap the rewards of meetings that
are productive, constructive, and energizing

In this intensive 3-hour training, participants will:
     -Learn the key components of to a well facilitated meeting
     -Understand how to manage different personalities in work groups and keep the meeting – and it’s participants — on track
     -Leave with new insights and skills to improve your effectiveness as a meeting facilitator

About the Presenter:
Franci Saunders
provides conflict coaching, mediation and facilitation services for the Community Dispute Resolution Center
(CDRC) in Ithaca. She holds an M.S. in Education and a M.A. in Counseling. Franci draws on 20 years of professional experience
working as a counselor and educator to help people in conflict find creative ways forward. She has served the CDRC as a trained
certified mediator and staff member since 2016.

Registration and Payment

If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy
All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed
sessions. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the
cancellation on our website:, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you
plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.

Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To
request a scholarship, email: in advance of the workshop.

Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg
Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.

For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parking and Directions

The Coalition is a United Way agency

Check out our PDF for more information, and click here for directions. 


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