Common Ground helps government entities, agencies, private-sector organizations, nonprofits and communities come together and work out solutions to public policy issues including: transportation, land use, public health, quality of life, natural resources, education, watershed planning and military base reuse.
In order to accomplish this work, Common Ground provides facilitation and mediation services, educates communities and organizations in order to build capacity in collaboration, and conducts and conveys research on what helps and hinders cooperative process and solutions.
Introduction to Mediation, Facilitation and Community Engagement
Become a vital problem-solver in your organization or community. Build a solid foundation in the basics of conflict resolution, with specific focus on the practice of mediation, facilitation and the range of processes related to the prevention and resolution of conflict within communities.
Facilitating Group Dynamics
Learn and practice the essential facilitation skills and techniques required for successful group and team meetings and other interactions. Become a vital resource, and gain the ability to create an environment where people can do their best thinking and work.
Learn the communication skills required for successful mediation. Whether you are a seasoned mediator looking to strengthen your skills, or you are new to the field and want to develop a solid foundation in mediation processes, acquire the knowledge to better understand the complexities involved in professional mediation.
How to Work With Difficult People
Practice setting limits and saying “no” to protect yourself from problem people. Learn how to manage conflict with difficult people and move toward constructive problem-solving. Receive practical, positive approaches for dealing with conflict in your daily interactions with this interactive workshop.
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Land Use and Natural Resources catalog (Winter 2013) (1.2 MB)