‘Brilliant Bystander Facilitation: How to Help in Group Situations’

January 16, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated January 5, 12:29 PM
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Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will offer a free Brown Bag Lunch Talk, Brilliant Bystander Facilitation: How to Help in Group Situations,” presented by Kimberly Dark on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Hilo.

Admission is free; walk-ins are welcome.

“Have a positive influence on the way things are done in a meeting or group even if you are not the ‘official’ facilitator,” said Dark. “By learning the skills of the ‘brilliant bystander,’ you can re-route conflict into useful discussion, restore fairness in power struggles, and encourage others to participate.”

In this talk, explore the reasons people stay silent even though they know someone needs to speak up… and how to help.

Dark consulted in conflict resolution and facilitation for over 20 years. She completed mediator certification with National Conflict Resolution Center, served on the Advisory Board of San Diego Mediation Center Community Justice and served as principal for Current Change Consulting, which specialized in community facilitation, training, and group conflict resolution. A sociologist, she currently writes, teaches and performs worldwide.


The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is located at 655 Kilauea Ave.

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