Rise and Thrive – Facilitation as a Tool for Building Campus-Community Relations (Virtual)

The experience of bringing together members with varying interests can be challenging, particularly in establishing working relationships for long-term goal attainment. The process of facilitation offers a meeting, presentation, and training tool to assist groups to accomplish desired goal-oriented outcomes.

A well planned and executed facilitated session can offer benefits of:

  • Goal-focused interactive session with participants
  • Needs identification
  • Options generation
  • Solutions development All within a productive and respectful environment

Participants will learn facilitation strategies for developing collaborative relationships with community partners to enhance student support and services.

Keynote Speakers:

Robert Hosea, Ph.D.

Robert Hosea Ph.D.

  • Dr. Hosea currently serves as the Civil ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Branch Chief with the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. He has a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution with an emphasis in educational and organizational dispute resolution and management systems design and implementation.

  • Dr. Hosea’s specialization is in the theory, practice, program design, and application of mediation, arbitration, restorative justice, conflict coaching, and facilitation processes (remote, online, and face-to-face).

  • His previous work in conflict resolution includes time as the Associate Ombudsman for the American Red Cross, developer and administrator of the Student Mediation Services at Nova Southeastern University, University Adjunct Professor, and a consultant and trainer for a number of higher education institutions.