Relational Facilitation

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Relational Facilitation

Learn skills that improve the quality and output of group conversations during this interactive, two-hour workshop.

Date Ended:
February 7, 2023

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Develop the Skills to Facilitate More Productive, Engaging, and Equitable Conversations




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February 7, 2023
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February 7, 2023

Learn skills that improve the quality and output of group conversations during this highly interactive, online workshop.

As a workshop participant, you will explore and practice relational techniques to structure and facilitate conversations that:

  • Encourage participation by creating an engaging environment
  • Foster equity by amplifying quieter voices
  • Improve productivity by channeling group energy
  • Meet established goals by keeping sessions on track


This two-hour workshop will be delivered online on February 7 from 12 to 2 pm ET.

Who Should Attend

This training prepares participants to facilitate discussions and activities in training, professional, and community environments. We anticipate an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and diverse group, and encourage all to attend.

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To promote an inclusive and accessible experience, a nominal fee of $25 is charged to support the continuation of Intend Health programming.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for students, trainees, members of community-based organizations, and members of our Student Action Network. Please apply here if you are requesting a scholarship.

We ask that all attendees register individually. Thank you.

Learn skills that improve the quality and output of group conversations during this interactive, two-hour workshop.

Contact us to learn more about our programs.

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