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1. Discussing facilitation challenges that participants may face in their specific work scenario.
2. Advising on specific meeting facilitation design/ stakeholder engagement strategies.
|Week 1: Participation – how do you ensure that everyone is engaged and participates?|
|Week 2: Design – how do you craft an agenda that flows and gets the work done?|
|Week 3: Dialogue – how do you conduct productive discussions that avoid monologues?|
|Week 4: Consensus – how do you help a group gain lasting agreement quickly?|
|Week 5: Creativity/Brainstorming -what are creative techniques to generate bold, new ideas?|
|Week 6: Decisions – how do you achieve action, buy-in and lasting results?; Group coaching week.|
This option gives you three 1 hour webinar recordings (Note: these were done last year and include a small amount of promotional material related to last year’s full course), PowerPoint handouts, and other helpful resources. After purchase, you will be provided a URL link and password to access these materials. Below are the three topics covered:
Is everyone contributing in meetings? Three key steps to do so.
More and more we are finding out through the neuroscience of learning how people best participate in group settings. In this webinar, we’ll learn three things the meeting facilitator systematically can do to guarantee meaningful contributions from every attendee. We’ll share simple steps to ensure your participants consistently attend meetings and willingly offer their unique knowledge and skills. When all your meetings are run with these three things in mind, you will begin to see a positive shift to a more resilient, productive and happier workforce.
Are your meetings filled with monologues or dialogues?
How to change the former into the latter.
Why do some people never participate in discussions? Why do others think they are the only ones with something to say? Sometimes we despair that our meeting dynamics will never change. Yet they can with some simple adjustments. In this webinar, we’ll explore how to 1) start preparing leaders and other attendees for a different (i.e., interactive) dynamic even before the meeting begins 2) use helpful questions and statements to interrupt monologues during the meeting and 3) create a collaborative tone and expectation for future meetings.
So what decisions did we just make?! Moving from ideas to action.
So many of us complain at the end of a meeting – “that was a total waste of my time! I have no idea what I am supposed to do.” In this webinar, we’ll learn a three part framework to apply to action items that come up in your meetings. Explore an easy way to make all decisions and actions visible and accountable. When you consistently use these decision making tools in your meetings, you will observe much greater accountability, clarity and motivation to do the work after the meeting.
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 by (TBA) and we will refund 75% of your fee. No refunds are offered after (TBA). We encourage you to access all course material on this password protected resource page. This will be available until (TBA). 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.