Managing meetings and driving conversations can be a challenge given all the competing agendas and personalities in the room. Facilitation takes nuance and an understanding of skills and techniques to move the conversation forward. Simply walking into a room with an agenda and hoping for the best is a recipe for disaster. Leaders must have an understanding of how to facilitate conversations. To build those skills, the course covers how to:
Properly prepare for facilitation situations
Assess relationships and negotiate appropriately
Connect with your audience by understanding their goals and views
Prepare agendas that enable you to have successful meetings
Deliver effective introductions and manage meetings effectively
Create an environment conducive to collaboration
Ask powerful questions that move your audience forward
Use tried and true facilitation tips and techniques
The course consists of instructor-introduced concepts and practical application exercises. The target audience for this course is any level leader who has to facilitate challenging conversations. The value of this course to participants and the organization as a whole are:
Faster decision making cycles
Shorter and fewer meetings
Better relationships and less conflict
A more collaborative team environment
Upon completion of the course, we can provide coaching and observation services of facilitators in action. When doing so, we provide coaching and feedback on their performance as well as suggestions for how to further improve their facilitation skills.
Please contact us to arrange for this course to be taught at your organization.