Learn how to conduct a great meeting

Elizabeth Kent

Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s “Tools to Transform Conflict” training series continues with the workshop “Run a Great Meeting” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 8-9 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

“This two-day training provides tools to use in meetings to make them as effective as possible, emphasizing the importance of setting agendas, remaining focused and managing people,” said facilitator and mediator Elizabeth Kent, J.D., who will conduct the workshop.

The interactive experience is designed to significantly increase the capacity of those who plan, run and attend meetings.

“This workshop is perfect for anyone who is in a position to ‘run a meeting,’ whether on the job, on a board of directors, for your homeowner’s association or in a community setting,” Kent said.

Kent has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for more than 25 years. She has clerked at two federal courts of appeals, practiced commercial law, served as deputy director at the state Department of Human Services, taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and directed the state Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The tuition of $195 includes lunch (group discounts and individual needs-based scholarships available). The workshop will be in UBC 127, 200 W. Kawili St. ($3 parking fee applies). To register, visit www.runagreatmeeting.eventbrite.com or contact Erika Ginnis at Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844, ext. 1, or erika@hawaiimediation.org.