Earlier this month, as part of Greenbelt's Peace Month activities, the Center for Dynamic Community Governance (CDCG) provided two hours of drop-in training on basic conflict resolution techniques, transparent communication, and consent based decision-making. Called "Making Peace With Difficult People (including you and me!)," the goal of the session was to help diverse and divergent voices meet in a spirit of peace and goodwill.
Participants role-played handling seven kinds of conflicts: communication, different needs, personality, scarce resource, values, conflicts based on biases or past experiences, and one person wrongs another. They also practiced active listening, reflective listening, and both/and thinking.
Thank you to all who participated in the lively exercises and discussion!
CDCG will provide more such interactive training on Saturday, September 21 at a day-long, drop-in workshop titled: Greenbelt's Bountiful Community Organizations: Growing Skills & Nurturing Talent. The training will be at Franklin Park/Springhill Lake Community Center. No registration required, but feel free to contact Aileen with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing Skills & Nurturing Talent - Workshop 2 of 3
Join the Center for Dynamic Community Governance on Saturday, 9/21 as we develop skills in running meetings, making decisions together, and resolving disagreements.
Training is open to ALL, including local business people and community organizers.
Additionally, we will be offering
○ 1:1 professional, customized analysis of community group and/or business processes and operations, including workflow design and volunteer management.
○ A month of no cost follow-up coaching.
⇒ We extend a special invite to children and teens who want to grow and develop their leadership skills.
We will meet at the Franklin Park/Springhill Lake Recreation Center, Conference Room 9-5pm. Also, simultaneously in the Clubhouse from 1-5pm. Attend for all or any part of the day. No pre-registration required.
For more information, or to schedule your group’s 1:1 customized analysis, contact
Growing Skills & Nurturing Talent - Special Workshop
The first of a three workshop series entitled “Growing Skills & Nurturing Talent” was offered by the Center for Dynamic Community Governance (CDCG) on Sat., 4/13, at the Greenbelt Community Center. New ways of dealing with challenging group issues were discussed and demonstrated throughout the day. At the same time, 1:1 sessions were conducted by co-director and author, John Buck, with community organization representatives and local business people. Individualized follow up will be provided during the next month.
The next workshop will be held at the Franklin Park/Springhill Lake Community Center on Sat., 9/21. Contact Aileen at email@example.com for more information.
A big thank you to the Greenbelt Community Foundation for their support of this year-long project. Also, many thanks to Donna Hoffmeister, LeeAnn Irwin, and Angeline Butler, Greenbelt TimeBank members who assisted throughout the day.
(The photo was taken by Donna Hoffmeister. In the photo, you will see co-director’s Aileen Kroll’s animated hands, and from L to R: Councilmember Colin Byrd, Susan Walker, Oscar Gregory, Pat Wickersty, Mary Ernsberger, Loryne Joyce Bowen. At the welcome table is Leeann Irwin, from Greenbelt TimeBank).
Thank you for showing up for the Help Unite Greenbelt (HUG) walk
The first HUG (Help Unite Greenbelt) walk that we co-sponsored was a wonderful day of community unity. Thank you all for showing up and supporting this initiative.
Greenbelt's Bountiful Community Organizations: Growing Skills & Nurturing Talent
Join the Center for Dynamic Community Governance on Saturday, 4/13 for the first of three fun, no-cost, drop-in trainings, to be held throughout Greenbelt, including:
- Group training sessions on meeting facilitation, consent-based decision-making, conflict resolution, and transparent communication
- 1:1 professional, customized analysis of community group and/or business processes and operations, including workflow design and volunteer management
- A month of no cost follow-up coaching
Gathering #1 will be held at the Greenbelt Community Center, Rooms 114 and 112, from 10 am - 5 pm. Drop in for any part of the day. No pre-registration required and children warmly welcomed.
For more information, or to schedule your group’s 1:1 customized analysis, contact Aileen@dynamic-governance.org
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Aileen & John