NEW! Facilitating Meetings That Get Results

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with Sheri Mahaney
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee $70, includes light 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 are a necessary part of our daily work lives. However, all too often, the meeting experience for many of us is a negative one. We have been involved in bad meetings that drag on, people talking over one another, tempers running high and no decisions getting made. In the end, you wonder why you even took the time to be there.

Developing facilitation skills as a leader of a group is powerful in setting the stage for an enjoyable and productive meeting. Good meeting facilitation can create an environment where productive discussion occurs, innovative ideas develop, and ultimately, decisions are reached. When participants are engaged and their involvement matters, they can be inspired to do even more.

Attendees will:

  • Learn the key components of to a well facilitated meeting
  • Learn the difference between the roles of meeting chair and facilitator
  • Understand how to manage different personalities in work groups and keep the meeting – and it’s participants — on track
  • Learn key facilitation skills such as creating trust, developing ground rules, managing conflict and engaging the group to take ownership
  • Learn how to improve your effectiveness as a meeting facilitator
About the Presenter:

Sheri Mahaney has worked as a therapist, career counselor, supervisor, mentor, group facilitator, and consultant throughout her career in the social services and higher education fields over the past 30 years. In that time, she has assisted thousands of clients and staff on interpersonal communication topics through workshops and retreats utilizing her expert knowledge of human behavior and the impact of personality differences on daily human interactions. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a qualified interpreter of the Myers-Briggs assessment and has teaching certification for the StrengthsQuest assessment. Sheri holds a B.S. degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Cornell University and a Masters in Social Work, occupational social work concentration, from Syracuse University

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607.273.8686 or

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

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