The Skilled Facilitator® Intensive Workshop
Open Enrollment October 21-25, 2019

The Skilled Facilitator® approach helps groups get better results.

A rigorous and compassionate method for more effective facilitation and consultation; this workshop is based on Roger Schwarz’s best-selling book The Skilled Facilitator, considered worldwide to be the standard reference for professional facilitators.

You will learn:

  • Strategies and techniques to address the specific challenges you face when facilitating groups.
  • How your mindset may lead you to create the very situations you are trying to avoid:  mistrust, defensive behavior, poor problem solving, and limited group learning.
  • How to use the five core values of the Mutual Learning approach — transparency, curiosity, accountability, informed choice and compassion — to guide your work with groups.
  • How the roles of facilitator, leader, consultant, coach and trainer are similar and different, and when it is appropriate to serve in each of these roles.
  • How to identify and deal with situations in which groups ask you to act inconsistently with your role.
  • How to contract for a solid working relationship and avoid many problems that reduce your ability to help the group.
  • How to diagnose strengths and weaknesses of groups using the Team Effectiveness model.
  • How to intervene in a group to improve its process, including what to say, how to say it, when to say it, who to say it to, and why.

What’s Included?
A five day workshop

You and professionals from other organizations will engage in intensive, instructor-guided practice based on your real work facilitation challenges. You will:

  • Review the core principles of The Skilled Facilitator® approach with practical examples of how to apply them.
  • Practice applying Mutual Learning strategies and techniques to create more productive meetings — meetings that build greater commitment and generate shared accountability.
  • Get specific, expert guidance as you apply this values-based approach to help groups improve their performance, working relationships, and individual well-beings.

Who Should Attend?

Organization Development and Human Resources professionals who facilitate or consult with groups and teams to help them achieve:

  • Higher quality decisions
  • Greater innovation
  • Greater commitment and accountability
  • Increased trust and reduced defensiveness
  • Increased motivation
  • Less unproductive stress

Dates and Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October  21-25, 2019

Price $2,995

This workshop is full. To be added to a waiting list, please click on the application link below.

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