Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fwd: Join us at Working with Girls on Wednesday, May 20th in Portland, ME

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Working with Girls: A Training in Facilitation and Group Dynamics
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Facilitating group work with girls can be as challenging as it is rewarding.  While building the group into a safe space, nurturing girls' voices, and helping them speak to their experiences takes effort and time – and it can be difficult and messy we also know that providing girls with the space and supports they need to connect, challenge and talk about their world is essential to girls' healthy development.
That's why we're offering a special training on Wednesday, May 20th from 9a-4p in Portland, Maine.  The training, Working with Girls: A Training in Facilitation and Group Dynamics, is an opportunity for you to learn concrete strategies for:
¨       Appreciating girls' differences and standing with girls
¨       Becoming self-aware as a facilitator and group member
¨       Observing, listening and tracking a group's voice and growth
¨       Practicing the 3 levels of listening
¨       Recognizing & handling resistance
Participants will also have the opportunity to practice facilitation techniques and look at group case studies.
Our trainer is Lael Couper Jepson, the owner and principal of SheChanges, a coaching and consulting firm based in Portland,Maine.  She is a professionally educated and seasoned practitioner of organization development as well as a certified coach.
This workshop is designed for teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, health service and social service providers, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn more effective approaches to bringing out the best in girls!

Join us for this groundbreaking training and find out how we can all create a better world for girls.

Find out more about Working with Girls

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Registration fee is $95  if received by May 13th; $110 afterward. A 15% discount is available for groups of 3 or more people from the same agency who register together. For more information on the training please visit our website (, contact Hardy Girls Healthy Women (207) 861-8131 or
We hope to see you on May 20th.
Megan Williams, Executive Director
Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Inc.
PO Box 821 / 14 Common Street
Waterville, ME 04903-0821
207/861.8131 (tel) / 207/615.0514 (fax)

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