Online 2 Day Course: Leading Productive Groups in Public Participation

  • October 05, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • October 06, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • October 05, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 06, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online
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Two 3-hour sessions

October 5 & 6

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Collaborative processes often involve assembling ad-hoc groups or teams of people to work together on a challenge or opportunity. Planners and facilitators bring people together around important issues and generally hope everyone is able to work together effectively to find solutions and accomplish tasks. However, groups are composed of people and people are complicated, which often makes leading groups challenging and confusing. This course is designed to help you learn and apply principles that will enable you to successfully lead a collaborative group effort more easily and effectively. You'll learn how to:

Participants will:

  • Recognize common challenges and specific sources of difficulty in group processes, and apply creative and sustainable tools for conflict transformation.

  • Evaluate your personal role in encouraging and inhibiting positive group behavior and growth.

  • Recognize how individual and interpersonal differences show up in groups and learn how to employ differences to the group’s advantage. 

  • Demonstrate proven facilitation techniques that encourage participation across differences, including constructive communication, co-creative participation, inspired visioning, and authentic engagement.

  • Learn to engage diverse people with diverse personalities, perspectives, and strengths as you help a group chart a path forward and work toward their goals.

Cost: $265 member, $355 non-member, $175 student member

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Connected Realities 

Joy Lujan

Joy is the founder of Connected Realities, LLC. Before dedicating herself full-time to collaboration consulting in 2016, Joy had 17 years of experience as a community planner, facilitator, mediator, and trainer while working for the National Park Service. Her passion for authentic public engagement underscores her deep commitment to community dialogue and public processes where people hear each other, understand each other, and find ways to work together effectively. Her experience working within all levels of city, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations, has resulted in success in reaching group consensus on contentious projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary focus is to help individuals and groups translate individual power into collective action through effective collaboration.

Le'alani S. Boykin, AICP

Le`alani (Kanaka `Ōiwi) is a community planner and collaboration specialist fascinated with people processes and human potential. She empowers stakeholders and promotes useful input for community planning & design projects and community resource programs through careful process design and facilitation. Since 2008, she has provided meeting facilitation, participatory planning, capacity building, strategic planning, and training services to local, regional, and federal governments, nonprofits, and community-based organizations.  She uses empathy, mindfulness, and visualizations to help groups with diverse learning styles to work together toward a common goal.  Le`alani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.  She is a certified planner of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.

12:00 am - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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