We transform tedious, tiring, unproductive meetings to engaging, collaborative, results-driven learning experiences (online or in-person).
From the basics of planning, to designing for the reasons why people meet, to engaging participants and handling disruptions, dominators and de-railers, meetings work when done and facilitated right! It’s how we get work done, plan, problem solve, how we strengthen teams, build trust, culture, and more! (1.5 hr., 1 Day or Multi-Day with More Practice)
Looking for ways to truly engage employee and stakeholder groups during large in-person or online meetings? Experience a demonstration of essential and versatile facilitation tools/methods that can be used with minimal preparation--even on the fly--for a variety of purposes; practice with the tools/methods for your purposes! (1.5 hr.)
WHAT, WHEN, HOW of Change Management: Change is accelerating, and it’s time to simplify change management! Join us if you are interested in practical, simple take-aways about the what, when and how of change management, in less time with more clarity, this workshop focuses on reinforcing change efforts, making change easier, and on the underlying motivational and change dynamics that inform the approach and overall strategy. (Varying durations, tools and agendas available)
Culture change typically takes years, yet it “eats strategy for lunch” some say. Consider the different options/approaches and ways to strengthen reinforcement and change adoption, types of cultures, and ways to engage employees and change leaders for greater agility and influence in changing. With practical tools and case studies, identify the approach best for your organization. (Full Day)
This workshop introduces participants to a framework for evaluating programs and demonstrating results according to different audiences/stakeholders’ needs. The framework clarifies the audience for the evaluation, short, intermediate and long-range outcomes, the data collection and analyses plan, and how to manage the evaluation over time. Participants are also introduced to various types of performance measures in connection with a SMART planning model.
This is a hands-on demonstration and practice course for participants who want to learn how to facilitate the three collaborative methods that are the foundation of the Technology of Participation: focused conversation, the consensus workshop method, and action planning.
Participants learn how to facilitate a participatory, consensus-based approach to strategic planning for establishing a solid foundation for organizational/workgroup/committee/ coalition success. The course weaves ToP methods into an integrated approach that builds on group learning, participation, and consensus. The end product goes beyond process with a plan that is realistic, achievable, supported, and easy to manage through to implementation and results. (Prerequisite: TFM)
You created an inspiring vision and a great plan... now how do you actually get it DONE? This course offers a rich toolkit to keep plans and projects alive, relevant, and achievable during implementation.
Making Data Dance focuses on designing participatory processes for data gathering, review and analysis. We illustrate ways to ground groups in the data they need to make better decisions using the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods; share a straightforward tool to gather stakeholder perceptions; and provide an opportunity for you to actively participate in and apply the methods we share.
Facilitating group creativity and innovative action has always been a challenge, perhaps never more so than when a group is tasked to “think out of the box” on the spot and come up with new solutions to a problem or situation. This is a highly interactive course that utilizes creative tools to explore and practice group innovation.
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