Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

, Online

About this workshop

Engaging in collaborative work involves a lot of multi-stakeholder meetings. These meetings are critical for building relationships, sustaining momentum, maintaining accountability between partners, and advancing the collaborative’s work. But how do you design and facilitate these meetings in a way that is intentional, meaningful, and spurs action?

In this online workshop, learn about tools and strategies to help you design and facilitate meetings that are results-driven and move your collaborative forward.

This session includes a half-day workshop on September 28 from 1pm – 4:30pm ET. as well as copies of the workshop post-event recording and related presentation.

Faculty: Courtney W. Robertson, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Collective Impact Forum

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About Essentials for Collective Impact

This workshop is part of the Essentials for Collective Impact workshop series. Attendees can register for the full series pass and join all four online workshops, or register for an individual workshop on a specific topic.

Registration Details

To Register: Visit our Eventbrite site to register for a single workshop or a full series pass of all four workshops.

Workshop Rates: Individual topic workshops cost $175 each. The full series pass for all four workshops costs $599. Visit our registration site to join a workshop or the full series.

Scholarships: A limited number of reduced-price registration scholarships are available for this workshop. This scholarship reduces the single workshop registration from $175 to $50. To apply for a reduced-price scholarship, please fill out this form by Friday, September 8. Awardees will be notified if they are selected for a scholarship by September 12, 2023.

Cancellations and Refunds: Refunds are available, minus a 10% processing fee, as long as registrants contact us in writing ahead of the cancellation deadline. Please see our FAQ below for cancellation deadlines.

Have More Questions? Please see our FAQ further down this page for answers to frequently asked questions. If your question is not addressed in our FAQ, please reach out to Tracy Timmons-Gray at: tracy.timmons-gray@collectiveimpactforum.org.

Workshop Faculty

Courtney W. Robertson serves as the Director of Programs and Partnerships, Collective Impact Forum, at FSG where he is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of programming that supports individuals, backbones and communities engaging in collective impact work.

Courtney has a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector including work in adult learning, coaching, facilitation, training design and implementation, and project management. His professional experience has focused on building the capacity of direct service organizations to engage in collaborative and collective impact work by focusing on access to and use of data to inform practice and navigating organizational change by addressing adaptive and technical challenges.

Prior to his role with the Collective Impact Forum, Courtney spent seven years at the education nonprofit Seeding Success, based in Memphis, TN, most recently serving as the Director of Operations supporting staff by focusing on internal culture and climate; identifying, managing, and standardizing systems to improve workflows; and partnership management. He also led the organization’s DEI efforts and supported training development and delivery in Results-Based Facilitation, Data Use for Continuous Improvement, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Understanding Boundaries of Authority, Role, & Task. He also held roles as a Network Facilitator and Manager for School Improvement at Seeding Success, managing a team of Data Analysts working with 15 secondary schools in Memphis-Shelby County Schools to more effectively leverage data to drive interventions, practices, and policies to improve chronic absenteeism and behavior.

In his spare time, he is a devoted creative (actor and writer), recently relocating to Atlanta, GA to further pursue his dream of being in film and television. His favorite quote is by Muhammad Ali, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” to which he firmly believes that his work in education, nonprofit, and the arts are his avenues for giving back.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for this workshop? Please visit our registration site to join the full series or a single workshop.

Is this workshop in-person or online? This is an online workshop. We will be using Zoom Meeting for this session.

What time zone are the workshops using? We are using Eastern Time (US & Canada) with each session running from 1pm – 4:30pm ET. If you are joining from another time zone, please note the time difference.

What will this workshop entail? This 3.5 hour workshop on September 28 will include a mix of presentation, Q&A, and small group discussions. There will be a short break planned during the workshop.

What accessibility practices will Essentials for Collective Impact be using? We will have zoom auto-captions on for each workshop. Ahead of the workshop, we will send out copies of any presentation or handouts that the workshop will use. After the workshop, we will be sharing recordings of the workshop as well as any referenced resources.

Who Is Essentials for Collective Impact designed for? The Essentials for Collective Impact series can be helpful for anyone working in a collective impact effort, but may be especially helpful for those in the beginning/early stages of their collaborative work. If you are preparing to launch your collaborative or are in the first few years of your initiative, the resources shared in this series of workshops may be very valuable. The series is also broken up by topic, so you may choose the full series or the specific topic that you are most interested in.

If I attended the Essentials for Collective Impact workshop series in Fall 2022, will the content be the same? Can I join this series? The 2023 Essentials for Collective Impact series workshops are all new and are different from the topics in the 2022 series. So yes, please join us this fall!

What’s the difference between the Full Series and Single Workshop registration? If you are signing up for the full Essentials for Collective Impact workshop series, you are signing up for all four workshops. If you sign up for a single workshop in the series, you will be just registering for that specific workshop.

Will workshops be recorded? The workshop presentation and full group Q&A will be recorded and shared after the workshop with those who registered. Breakout group discussions that will be part of each workshop will not be recorded. Recordings will be shared within a week after the workshop.

Are there Group Rates available? Yes. If you have 10 or more people interested in registering for the complete Essentials for Collective Impact series of all four workshops ($599), there is a 10% discount available. Please contact Christopher Pulido at christopher@detailsbycp.com on how to access this discount. Single workshops in the series do not have a group discount.

Can my team sign-up with one registration? No. Each person will require their own registration as this is an active workshop where attendees will be broken up into small groups during the workshop time to discuss learning questions during the session.

How do I request a refund? Registered participants who decide to cancel their participation in either the full Essentials for Collective Impact workshop series or a single workshop will receive a refund of their registration fee minus a 10% processing fee. The 10% fee covers non-recoupable administrative and credit card processing expenses associated with registration and event preparation. All refund requests should be emailed to christopher@detailsbycp.com. We are unable to process refunds after a refund deadline has passed.

Refund Cancellation Deadlines:

Full Workshop Series:

For a full four workshop series refund, requests for cancellations will be honored through Friday, September 8, 2023.

Single Workshops:

If you register for a single workshop, these are the refund deadlines. These are only for those who registered for a single workshop and not a full series pass.

  • Tools for Collaborative Engagement and Planning: Friday, September 8, 2023
  • Facilitating Collaborative Meetings: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Navigating the Dangers to Collective Impact: Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Building a Culture of Trust in Collective Impact: Friday, October 20, 2023

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