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Facilitation Basics for Coastal Managers

Imagine a world where meetings are effective, productive, and efficient.

Monday, March 25, 2024
9:00am – 4:30pm (lunch provided)

Target Audience: Non-profit organizations, community-based groups, municipal boards and committees, local officials, state and federal agency staff, Federal & state agency staff, and anyone responsible for facilitating meetings.

Description: This course provides tools to design and implement productive meetings. Participants will learn basic facilitation skills 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 the new skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, a meeting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate meetings effectively
  • Use appropriate process tools and techniques to reach the meeting objectives
  • Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them

Registration: There is no charge to attend this workshop, however registration is required as space is limited.  (Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.)

Meet the Trainer: Jan Kucklick is a Trainer for the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Kucklick has been working in the field of coastal and marine science since 1989. She has extensive experience in facilitation and conference and meeting coordination and management, and while at the Office for Coastal Management, has served as an outreach manager, program coordinator, and operational manager.

This workshop was developed for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) extension and education professionals by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, with input and assistance from the NOAA National Sea Grant Office and the NOAA Estuarine Reserves Division.

Questions? Please contact Kristen Weir, Coastal Training Program Coordinator at kristen.demoranville@mass.gov.

Co-Sponsors:  Waquoit Bay NERR, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation, and Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve


Venue Phone: 508.457.0495

Venue Website:

131 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit, Massachusetts, 02536, United States