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Congratulations and Heartfelt Thanks to Karen Russell

“I was truly blessed with finding a career that I enjoyed for so many years.  I learned so much along the way from each of you and have made life-long friends that are scattered across the country.” - Karen Russell, Former Director, Facilitation Center at EKU

The Facilitation Center at EKU Offers Tips to Improve Virtual Meetings

Facilitating Virtual Meetings | September 23, 2020

The demand and need for virtual meetings has become a double edged sword.  In this period of no or very limited travel, it has been our lifeline to prof

Facilitation Week 2020: Celebrating the Power of Facilitation

Facilitation Week 2020

The Facilitation Center at EKU is taking part in Facilitation Week 2020 and would like to invite you to take advantage of the professional development opportunities to continue your education and celebrate the power of facilitation.

EKU Facilitation Center Introduces New Remote Workshop

Facilitating Virtual Meetings

The Facilitation Center at Eastern Kentucky University is excited to announce “Facilitating Virtual Meetings:  Learn How to Apply Your Facilitation Skills in a Virtual Environment.”

After participating in this interactive, four-hour workshop, participants will be better able to:

Ashley Earns Certified Professional Facilitator Accreditation

Stefanie Ashley

Eastern Kentucky University’s Facilitation Center is pleased to announce that Stefanie Ashley was recently awarded the accreditation of Certified Professional Facilitator through the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

EKU Facilitation Center Sponsors inaugural Bluegrass Greensource Sustainability Summit

Karen Russell and Stefanie Ashley

The EKU Facilitation Center was pleased to sponsor Central Kentucky's inaugural Sustainability Summit on February 4, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Cetner.  The inagural Bluegrass Sustainability Summit empowered attendees to create change in our businesses, homes and communities.  The keynote speaker, Mark Fisher, VP Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at th

Facilitation Training at the College of William & Mary

Participants in the Meeting Management & Facilitation Skills Workshop

The Facilitation Center recently completed our two-day interactive Meeting Management and Facilitation Skills Workshop in Williamsburg, VA at the College of William & Mary.

Cassidy Connell Receives Facilitation Skills Certificate

Cassidy Connell Receives Facilitation Skills Certificate

Congratulations to Cassidy Connell, IPMA-SCP, CPM, the most recent graduate of our Facilitation Skills Certificate Program.  Connell is the Director of the Division of Professional Development and Organizational Management in the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.  She completed three facilitation workshops and a practicum in facilitation, which included more than 60 hours of training and practi

Facilitation Center Completes Project in Southern New Mexico

CAASNM Community Forum

The Facilitation Center at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) just completed a seven month project with the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM) to conduct their 2018 Community Needs Assessment and facilitate the development of their 2018-2023 strategic plan.  CAASNM’s mission is to partner with New Mexicans to overcome adversity by connecting communities, encouragi

EKU FACILITATION CENTER ASSISTS TOGETHER LEXINGTON

EKU FACILITATION CENTER ASSISTS TOGETHER LEXINGTON

Together Lexington, a group of community leaders in Fayette County, enlisted the Facilitation Center at Eastern Kentucky University to support Courageous Conversations, an effort to build trust and goodwill among all Lexington citizens.  According to Carla Blanton, project manager for Together Lexington, “[The Center's] expertise and advice resulted in meaningful, honest and cour

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