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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

September 19, 2023

Craft a Conversation, Change the World

Submitted by Deborah Kohl

Facilitation Team Water

“What if a conversation begun today could ripple out and create new possibilities?” (Brown & Isacs, The World Café, p. 197)

Extension professionals at all levels participate in conversations in meetings, gatherings, and convenings almost every day. We can craft these opportunities in a way that our stakeholders participate, share freely, and pitch in to help move our communities forward.

We hope you’ll join extension professionals across the state for a virtual professional development opportunity and earn a micro credential badge while building your skill set.

Each of the three micro credentials begins October 9 and participants will have an opportunity to attend the Facilitation Drive-In in November.

Facilitation Basics- An overview of facilitation and facilitation skills (non-verbal, verbal, administrative). Learn strategies to lay the groundwork for successful facilitation. Enroll here: https://www.enrole.com/ksu/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=432404&courseId=FACBASICS&categoryId=ROOT.

Divergent Tools- Learn and apply tools to help stakeholders generate ideas, create possibilities, create buy-in, and honor diverse perspectives to move past limitations and find possible solutions. Enroll here: https://www.enrole.com/ksu/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=432405&courseId=DIVFACTLS&categoryId=ROOT.

Convergent Tools- Learn and apply tools to help groups analyze ideas, narrow, and refine thoughts and options, and progress logically to their top solutions. Enroll here: https://www.enrole.com/ksu/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=432406&courseId=CONFACTLS&categoryId=ROOT.

Please contact Deborah Kohl, dkohl@ksu.edu, for enrollment information and with any questions.