Catalyzing Impactful Conversations Through High Value Engagements
Effective facilitation requires research, planning, guiding, and managing a group to ensure that objectives are met with clear thinking and full participation from everyone involved. The facilitator’s agenda is to help a group meet its goals by creating a psychologically safe, lively environment in which the group can reach a successful decision, solution, or conclusion.
It can be difficult to think about and contribute to the meeting as both a peer/leader and a facilitator simultaneously. An external facilitator is optimal in order to achieve a highly successful outcome.
Research, design, and plan the group process and select the necessary tools for the job
Whether it is an open discussion or a highly structured agenda, the group’s objectives are front of mind, ensuring the optimal group processes are identified.
Resolve key issues
When we align and find one common voice, it creates cohesion. Resolve any conflicts prior to meeting to ensure greater creativity, openness and productivity.
Set the stage so all participants are on the same page, creating rules of engagement and keeping energy high
It’s the facilitator’s responsibility to keep everyone involved and active in the process, while maintaining an environment safe for healthy discourse.
Focus on the outcome
Bringing people together is essential, and it comes with a cost in terms of time and money. Whether it’s planning a straightforward board meeting or a complicated off-site retreat, our job is to keep both eyes on the ball so value is multifaceted: establishing agreements, finding solutions, building teams.
Create next steps
Action planning for continuity is essential. Being committed to each group’s success, we are available at all times for future support.
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