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Training: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings July 15-16, 2015

Learn to design meetings that enhance problem solving and minimize conflict. Collaboration can be complicated, requiring a systematic approach. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches. The skills will be useful even when attending, but not running, meetings.

Please join us for a two-day workshop at the beautiful Norrie Point Environmental Center. Please bring a bag lunch.

July 15th and 16th, 2015

Wed. & Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm

Norrie Point Environmental Center Staatsburg, NY 12580

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Determine if a collaborative process is appropriate
  • Select people with the skill sets needed to fill each meeting role
  • Learn and practice facilitation skills
  • Use appropriate process tools and techniques to address the meeting objectives
  • Manage conflict in meetings by understanding group dynamics
  • Identify disruptive behaviors in group processes and practice strategies to deal with them


The Estuary Training Program of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Hudson River Estuary Program


Staff of NOAA Office for Coastal Management

By Invitation Only
Space is limited

For more information please contact:

Ben Ganon (
(845) 889-4745 x 107

Or visit:

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2018

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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