Attention Southwest Virginia programs! Don’t miss “Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills,” March 13-14, in Galax. Learn how to overcome frustrating group meetings and discover how to build a discussion process that leads to productive conversations and decision-making. “Organizations and community leaders want to know how to facilitate discussions that result in clear direction but struggle with where to begin* according to Martha Walker, community viability specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension. During the Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills training, participants practice newly learned facilitation skills in an experiential setting, observe facilitation challenges, and identify practices that will prepare each person to develop and guide the facilitation process. Those who completed the program reported that after participation, “you will feel more comfortable planning and leading meetings”. Register by visiting https://tinyurl.com/2018SYFS and complete the registration process. This training is $115 for the two day training.