How to Facilitate Great Meetings Workshop

Have you been seeking to strengthen your skills in group facilitation within a variety of settings?

This training will help you do just that! The Great Meetings, Great Results book/method by Authors Dee Kelsey and Pam Plumb, has been a staple for Facilitators to run successful and productive meetings for the last 20+ years.

You'll gain invaluable skills and insights on how to run efficient and productive meetings in large group settings by local experts: DRC's Executive Director, Belinda Dulin, Family Law Attorney & Mediator, Zena Zumeta, & Retired AAPS Teacher & Administrator, Bob Gilardi.

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About the Trainers

DRC Executive Director, Belinda Dulin - 

Visit Belinda's Bio HERE.

Zena Zumeta - 

Internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators, Zena D. Zumeta is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution), past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Magazine.

Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981.

She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan and many other states. She has taught at Hamline University School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Cooley Law School.

Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of the the Family Mediation Council-Michigan Liftetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.

Bob Galardi - 

Robert (Bob) Galardi is a retired teacher and administrator of the Ann Arbor Public Schools. His 32-year career at AAPS began as a teacher at Clague Middle School. He also served as dean of Community High School, principal at Pioneer High School, principal at Pattengill Elementary, and deputy superintendent for administrative and human resource systems. During his tenure he also served as union president for both the Ann Arbor Education Association (teachers union) and Ann Arbor Administrators Association.

In 2006, Galardi started a consulting business called the Educators Resource Group. He works with school districts in Michigan to develop and improve their programs for students, and facilitates negotiations and the problem-solving process with schools and other organizations. He serves as adjunct staff for the Michigan Association of School Boards.

Galardi grew up in Ann Arbor. His grandfather came here from Italy as a tradesman – a tile setter – and helped build many of the buildings in town and on campus. After a tour in Vietnam, Galardi attended Eastern Michigan University, first studying speech and drama and later returning to receive a teaching credential and eventually a masters degree in education.


Registration Fee: $299

Please register online HERE!


Thursday February 29, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


In person

Learning Resource Center (LRC) - Michigan Room

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Please contact, Kevin Werner at: wernerk@thedrcmi.org or call, 734-794-2125