Advanced Facilitative Leadership - June 25-27, 2024

June 25, 2024 - June 27, 2024

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2024 - 11:59PM

Farm Bureau 7373 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

Contact: Georgia Peterson -

Advanced Facilitative Leadership—Navigating Your Way Through Conflicta 3-day workshop focused on developing comfort with high-heat situations. This course was developed in response to requests from participants in our other programs (Facilitative Leadership; Communicating through Conflict; Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus) for a next-level facilitation training. 

The workshop will focus on leading groups that are faced with difficult situations that impede progress and even threaten the group.

We’ll use realistic situations and a simple framework to help you practice key skills and processes. The framework focuses on four essential clusters of competencies—self-awareness, self-management, group awareness, and group facilitative leadership. Participants will pair up and practice facilitating to develop trust, find overlapping interests, and create common goals. You will receive intensive feedback in a subsequent debrief session. You will also explore the importance of working with emotions and create a personal philosophy statement to guide your future work.

The cost of the workshop is $900. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on June 25 and end on June 27 at 3 p.m.

The program cost covers your meals, a book and additional materials. Lodging is not included for this session. You will need to reserve and pay for lodging on your own. There is typically a waiting list for this session, so please indicate as soon as you become aware if you are no longer able to attend, so that we may fill your seat. If you cancel one month prior to the workshop, and we can fill your seat, you will receive a full refund; otherwise, a cancellation fee of $250 applies. With less than two week's notice, you will forfeit your entire registration fee.

Limited, partial scholarships may be available if cost is a barrier to your participation. For scholarship information please contact Eric Walcott at

Participants will be expected to attend one of two Zoom orientations before the session:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 10-11 p.m. ET

Lodging is available at the Hilton Garden Inn just a short distance down from Farm Bureau at 633 N Canal Rd, Lansing, MI 48917. The rooms are $119 plus taxes and fees. The special room rate expires June 1, 2024. Reservation information is available on the event registration page.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested two weeks prior to the start of the event by contacting either Georgia Peterson at, Kim Chung at or Eric Walcott  at Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Additionally, the Advanced Facilitative Leadership training uses a variety of teaching materials, such as chalk, scented markers, dry-erase markers, glue, lamination, and adhesives such as masking tape. You will be asked to record on a flip chart, stand, and both participate in and lead a variety of facilitation techniques demonstrated in the workshop. We would like to accommodate all needs individuals might have prior to the session.


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