Thank you to Hillary Orsini, Center for New Leadership, for sharing these upcoming training opportunities:
Free Lunchtime MIX Workshop
Do You Want to Become a Gold Star Board Member?with Abbie von Schllegel
Tuesday, September 13 // 12:00PM – 1:30PM // River Garden in downtown Brattleboro
Teaching at the Edge of Time
Saturday, September 17 // 6:30 Reception, 7:30 Discussion // Centre Congregational Church, Main Street Brattleboro
Threats to life on Earth, from climate chaos to permanent war, can sink us deeper in denial or awaken us to our moral beauty and mutual belonging. In this discussion, especially for teachers and students in higher education, Joanna will share stories from three decades with the Work That Reconnects.
No need to register, just join us!
Beyond Bad Training: A Toolkit for Trainers, Teachers, & Facilitators with Andy Robinson
Friday, September 30 // 9am – 1pm // Marlboro Graduate Center
In nearly every workplace or organization — nonprofit, for-profit, government — somebody needs to train somebody to do something. Learn basic skills to become a better facilitator and trainer, including:
- How to identify and avoid bad trainer behavior
- Designing exercises and activities that engage your learners
- Encouraging everyone to participate — and managing those who over-participate
- Building consensus and running effective meetings
- Tips and tricks from the trainer’s toolbox
Come prepared to participate. We’ll design and demonstrate training exercises in real time. Warning: PowerPoints will be confiscated at the door! Breakfast sandwiches, pastries, fruit, yogurt and beverages will be provided.
Participants are encouraged to come in organizational teams, including management, staff, and board members, although individuals are welcome to join.
Wednesday, November 30th – Friday, December 2nd | $400 – $450 | Marlboro Graduate Center, BrattleboroFor four years the team at Benchmarks for a Better Vermont has worked to provide a ladder of training and coaching opportunities to Vermont’s mission-driven sector. From the 18-month, cohort-based Performance Institute, to the 4-Part RBA training series, to 90-minute introduction to RBA sessions, we have built a training model that meets learners where they are and challenges them to build a culture of accountability.Drawing on the experiences, Kate McGowan and Hillary Orsini of Benchmarks for a Better Vermont will lead a training that guides participants to develop their own skills in results-based facilitation, grounded in RBA processes and tools, and principles of adult learning.
Participants will learn:
- the basic principles of adult learning
- how to conduct Results-Based Accountability workshops
- how to lead training exercises
- how to help organizations and their leaders put these practices into operation.
The Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College is a community focused on exploring and applying new approaches to leadership. Working with mission-driven individuals, organizations and coalitions, we build leadership capacity throughteaching, coaching and consulting.