Dr. Donna Ching at UH Hilo: Basic Facilitative Skills Workshop

November 19, 2016, 6:09 PM HST
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UH specialist Donna R. Ching, Ph.D. will present a two-day workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2 at the UH Hilo Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donna Ching is a recently retired University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Extension Specialist and the founder of the Pacific Center for Collaboration.

UH specialist Donna R. Ching, Ph.D. will host a two-day workshop about basic facilitative skills. Photo Courtesy

UH specialist Donna R. Ching, Ph.D. will host a two-day workshop about basic facilitative skills. Photo Courtesy

She is an advocate for collaborative leadership and one of Hawaiʻi’s premier practitioners of group facilitation. Donna’s workshops on leadership, facilitation, group process, and strategic planning are very popular with participants from non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations.

Dr. Ching will discuss how she has deconstructed the concept of collaborative leadership and created a practical program for helping individuals lead from within their organizations or groups, starting with the planning and conducting of successful meetings.

At a time when organizations are seeking to leverage their existing resources, training people in facilitative skills is a highly efficient way to ensure that 1) meetings are productive; 2) critical conversations are well managed; and 3) individuals at every level are working in a collaborative manner.


With its emphasis on practical skills and its real-life examples, this workshop provides a roadmap for adding to one’s toolkit a set of skills and practices that are foundational to collaborative leadership.


In her role as a practitioner, Dr. Ching facilitates a variety of meetings in community and organizational settings.

She is sought after for her expertise in facilitating strategic planning initiatives.

She also coordinated a statewide agricultural and rural community leadership program.


Dr. Ching believes passionately that all people can lead if given the skills and appropriate opportunities and has dedicated the last 25 years to teaching facilitative skills for collaborative leaders.

To register, call 932-7830 or visit here.

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