When it comes to achieving progress on difficult issues, working together can beat working alone. When you reach across the invisible lines that often divide organizations and sectors, you tap into new ideas, new resources and create new partnerships that can help achieve your goals.
Join us for an interactive workshop on Meaningful Collaboration: Working Better Together. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of collaboration, and learn examples of what effective (and ineffective) collaboration can look like. Participants will also have the chance to put theory into practice and explore common goals and opportunities for collaboration with fellow Park County organizations. Walk out of this workshop with new ideas, new connections and feeling inspired!
Meet the Presenters
Mary Anne Keyes has been with MSU Extension since 2007 as the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. Mary Anne’s background in adult education has helped her facilitate and participate in community discussions surrounding behaviorial health, positive youth development, and food safety. Mary Anne lives in Livingston with her husband and three children.
Katie Weaver joined MSU Extension in 2013 as the Economic & Community Development Agent for Park County. With over thirteen years of community and economic development experience in rural communities throughout the West, she has led efforts in food systems, business and entrepreneurship, infrastructure, downtown redevelopment, housing, workforce, and leadership development. Katie’s deep understanding of capacity building and her expertise in bringing communities together is integral to the sustainability of these efforts.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register online or call the Park County Community Foundation at 406-224-3920.