Skills for Community Volunteers & Leaders

  • Community leadership workshop

Ready, Set, Facilitate


Leaders and volunteers in your community need special skills to help manage the work of community decision-making. Our work is designed to help citizen groups stay focused, work together and take action that benefits their communities. We teach meeting management for community settings, facilitation skills, outreach and engagement, and community collaboration. All workshops are designed to be interactive and leaving participants with skills to be used in their communities.


Articles

John Berst is a big man with a big voice — the kind of voice any actor would envy for its ability to project to the back of the theater. To own a room... Learn More
From the hallway outside room 330 in the University of New Hampshire’s Memorial Union Building, two voices are clearly audible: one firm but frustrate... Learn More
It might seem out of character for a Yankee, but the completion of ordinary (and extra-ordinary) community projects like annual cleanup day, installat... Learn More

Resources

Ensure that the group is well-represented by a diverse population of community members—consider adding:


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Effective leadership, open communication, coordination of efforts, celebration and participatory planning are just a few elements of healthy communiti... Learn More
Being part of an action group working on a community-defined project can be extremely rewarding.  It can also present many challenges, including those... Learn More
What is an action plan?


An action plan outlines the steps necessary for action groups to complete in order to achieve their go... Learn More