Business Leaders to Benefit from Workshop in Lebanon

October 16th, 2003 by Adam

“Have you been frustrated by unproductive meetings? Do you want to work with your employees to solve problems effectively and develop new ideas?” These and other questions business leaders face will be addressed at the Facilitation for Business Leaders workshop sponsored by the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) at Plymouth State University and Mather Associates. The workshop will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 5, at the College for Lifelong Learning on Mount Support Road in Lebanon, N.H.

“One of the greatest leadership challenges facing small business owners is getting people to work together in an effective manner. By working together as an efficient and cohesive team, creativity is unleashed, problems are overcome and overall business productivity increases,” says Jamie Batson, M.Ed., who will lead the workshop. “The workshop will provide business leaders with the facilitation tools they need to accomplish these results.” Batson explains that the workshop will help business leaders develop strong facilitation skills to run more effective meetings, build successful teams and engage others in strategic planning, problem solving, program review or product development.

Batson is senior vice president of Mather Associates, a New England-based firm offering leadership and organizational development. She has served as executive director of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, as program director for the Center for Constructive Change, and as a professional facilitator for 14 years.

The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School and Plymouth State University, and is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. SBA through funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of the co-sponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, products or services. Programs are non-discriminatory, and reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, upon advance request, to 603-535-2526.

The cost of the workshop is $45, and $35 for the second attendee from the same company. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Ed Burt, regional manager, NH SBDC at 603-535-2526 or