|Lesson 1: Participation – how do you ensure that everyone is engaged and participates?|
|Lesson 2: Design – how do you craft an agenda that flows and gets the work done?|
|Lesson 3: Dialogue – how do you conduct productive discussions that avoid monologues?|
|Lesson 4: Consensus – how do you help a group gain lasting agreement quickly?|
|Lesson 5: Creativity/Brainstorming – what are creative techniques to generate bold, new ideas?|
|Lesson 6: Decisions – how do you achieve action, buy-in and lasting results?; Group coaching week.|
Barbara MacKay, CPF®, CTF®, MS has been facilitating since 1981. She is a dual citizen, having spent most of her life in Canada and then 10 years ago, immigrated to Northwest USA. She founded her facilitation business in 1995. She has designed and led thousands of facilitated meetings, conferences and workshops all over the world. Barbara is also a certified assessor with the International Association of Facilitators and with the USA Technology of Participation (ToP®) Group. She has certified facilitators from five continents. Barbara offers multiple courses in facilitation skills and has spent the last 20 years researching and practicing a variety of tools and approaches. She blogs extensively about facilitation on her website and has published over 45 lengthy articles on facilitation skills. Her core work is based in the Technology of Participation (ToP®) approach and this is supplemented with a rich infusion of accelerated learning techniques (the neuroscience of learning), cross cultural and non-violent communication methodologies.
Barbara has a playful sense of humor and has been described as having a calm, wise, authentic presence. Barbara has been a presenter at the International Association of Facilitators’ (IAF) conferences for the last 10-12 years in North America, 1-2 times each in Europe, Asia and Australia. She is currently mentoring many younger and diverse colleagues in North America and Asia. She is passionate about diversifying and globalizing facilitation competency. Barbara has a strong meditation and yoga practice and in her spare time gardens, has global colleagues over to her house, and thinks about facilitation! Learn more about Barbara at www.northstarfacilitators.com.
Partial refunds (less 25% admin fee) are offered to those withdrawing prior to the first course start date. If you are not satisfied with the course content or experience however, please let us know and we will refund 75% of your fee. No refunds are offered after Lesson 2. We encourage you to access all course material on the password protected resource page. This will be available for 12 months. If a participant has an unusual circumstance and must discontinue, our first suggestion is to access the recordings and/or join us for missed live virtual workshops when we next offer the course. We can always make exceptions for compassionate reasons. :)