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2012 Southeast Regional Facilitation Conference & IAF Certification Event - "Getting Results Through Group Engagement"

Building on our conference theme of "Getting Results Through Group Engagement," we are pleased to have prominent facilitator Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Ph.D. as our keynote presenter.

After lunch, she will participate in 1 of 3 concurrent breakout sessions.

There will also be an IAF Certification event on Saturday and Sunday for approved candidates for CPF certification.

Remember: pre-registration closes on Monday, October 22 After lunch, we offer a choice of 3 concurrent breakout sessions (please make your choice while registering)

1) "Q&A" - Dr. Lukensmeyer and AmericaSpeaks Facilitators
2) "Introduction to Facilitation" - Susan Peryam & George Smith
3) "Taming Triggers and Handling Hijacks: It's All in Your Head" - Dawn Cook

 Your Presenters

Carolyn Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Ph.D. .
Building Trust and Engagement: The Facilitator’s Role

Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, has made her mark as an innovator in deliberative democracy, public administration, and organizational development. Concerns about the deep partisan divide in Washington and the growing disconnection between citizens and government across the country led Carolyn to launch AmericaSpeaks in 1995. Her goal was to develop new democratic practices that would strengthen citizen voice in public decision-making.

Under Carolyn’s leadership, AmericaSpeaks has earned a national reputation as a leader in the field of deliberative democracy and democratic renewal. She and AmericaSpeaks have won a number of awards, including two from the International Association for Public Participation (2001 and 2003), the Organizational Development Network's Sharing the Wealth Award (2006), the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for best practices, a Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Managers Association for Outstanding Leadership (1994) and a Best Practice Award from the National Training Laboratories Institute in 1993.

Prior to founding AmericaSpeaks, Carolyn served as Consultant to the White House Chief of Staff from November 1993 through June 1994. In this capacity she ensured that systematic thinking was part of the White House's work on internal management issues and on government-wide reform. She also served as the Deputy Project Director for Management of the National Performance Review (NPR), Vice President Al Gore's reinventing government task force. From 1986 to 1991, Carolyn served as Chief of Staff to Governor Richard F. Celeste of Ohio. She was both the first woman to serve in this capacity and, at the time of her appointment, the only Chief of Staff recruited from the professional management field.

Carolyn also led her own successful organizational development and management consulting firm for 14 years. In this capacity, she worked with public and private sector organizations on four continents.

Carolyn earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and completed postgraduate training at the internationally-known Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She is affiliated with the American Management Association, National Training Laboratories, Organization Development Network and the Organization and Management Division of the American Psychological Association.

An avid traveler and outdoors adventurer, Carolyn has led a rafting expedition down the Colorado River, tracked panda bears in the remote Sichuan Province of China, and trekked in major mountain ranges all over the world. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. .

Introduction Introduction to Facilitation by Susan Peryam, CPF & George Smith, CPF
Join Certified Professional Facilitators Susan Peryam and George Smith for an introduction to the basic concepts, tools and techniques of facilitation. Based on their popular Facilitation Basics 3-day course, this introduction will acquaint you with:
- the role of the facilitator
- key steps in preparing for a facilitated engagement
- the importance of a good start to getting everyone engaged
- actively listening - five core practices
- tools for gathering and managing information
- the decision making continuum and the challenge of consensus
- how to close the session to ensure continuous improvement

Susan and George model what they teach. Be prepared to be actively engaged and have fun in this educational experience!

Taming Taming Triggers and Handling Hijacks: It's All in Your Head by Dawn Cook
Emotional hijacks can derail any facilitator's work. In this session, we will explore the three B’s of emotional hijacks and gain insights into how to make facilitation more effective – for yourself and your participants. You will leave the session with fresh knowledge and insights on:

- What triggers an emotional hijack for you and for those you are working with
- What happens to the brain, body, and behavior during an emotional hijack
- How to recognize and respond to emotional hijacks

Using current research and best practices from the fields of emotional intelligence and neuroscience, Dawn Cook will provide a foundation for understanding and navigating the landmines of facilitation. We will then break into subgroups such as virtual facilitation, teambuilding, community outreach, cross generational teams and internal facilitation to determine how to apply this information to tame the triggers and manage the hijacks that arise in each of these settings.

Dawn Cook has 20+ years facilitating business and personal skills development at local, national and global levels, as well as over 1000 hours of coaching individuals and teams. She has held Director level positions with local, regional and worldwide responsibilities. She has three certifications in emotional intelligence and is a certified facilitator for Steven MR Covey’s “Leading at the Speed of Trust.”

Her areas of expertise include leadership and team development through emotional and social intelligence, building trust and improving communication. Dawn’s company, DayBreak Enterprises, operates on the premise that with the break of every day we have a choice and we can choose success.

 CEU Contact Hours

This program has 3.25 contact hours, which may qualify for CEU credit. Please check with your certifying organization to see if these hours can be accepted.


Kennesaw State Univ. Continuing Ed. Center
3333 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144


 Date & Time
Starts:Friday, October 26th, 2012 8:30AM
Ends:Friday, October 26th, 2012 4:30PM

Note: pre-registration ends at midnight on Mon. Oct. 22

Morning Session and Lunch ONLY: $99.00

All Day, Students: $89.00

All Day, Current SEAF Members and KSU Faculty and Staff: $139.00

All Day, Non-members: $159.00

After October 22, you can pay at the door (all price levels will be $20 higher).


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