Master Facilitator

If the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” why then do so many meetings with intelligent, creative people fall short? Often we think the answer is to meet longer or more often, but this path often depletes everyone’s energy with little result. How do we make the most of our time? And how do you, as the leader, generate and guide discussion that encourages fresh thinking and moves your agenda forward?

This intensive, four-day workshop provides live practice with tools, techniques and interventions that you can use in a variety of settings — from running department or project team meetings to convening a board or conducting a training event. This course will help define your role of facilitator and identify the style you bring to facilitation, using the aid of several individual assessments. You will learn methods for remaining centered and positive in groups who struggle, and strategies for high stakes/high heat meetings. At the end of this program, you will leave with a strong repertoire of solid tools, several useful resource books, and a learning network to support your ongoing progress and development.

Program format:

Delivered in two, two-day sessions, with time in between for direct application, each day will focus on assessing, learning and practicing a particular facilitation skill. Participants will receive coaching in their groups between the sessions, to support their learning and development.

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Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

Who Should Attend

This program is suitable for anyone seeking to improve facilitation skills; it may be particularly valuable for project managers, functional leaders, department heads and trainers.

Costs

Individual Participants*: $2,580
Healthcare, Nonprofit, and CWRU Alumni: $1,680
Corporate Partners: 4 Class Days

Available Discounts