Facilitation is a skill acquired by those who appreciate the intricacies of group dynamics. Excellence in facilitation develops through the experience of working with large and small groups of diverse individuals. From Boards of Directors to CEOs and their leadership groups, to middle management, supervisory staff, and frontline workers our experienced facilitators create an atmosphere where progress happens and goals are achieved.
Bringing individuals together “to get the job done” requires a special type of leadership. A skilled facilitator creates and maintains an atmosphere in which the quantity of the outcome is exceeded only by the quality of the process.
- To maintain a climate conducive to participating, listening, understanding, learning, and creating
- To remain neutral on content and be active in suggesting and directing the process
- To keep the group focused on its goals and move to healthy consensus and timely closure
Facilitated sessions may be formal – i.e. strategic planning for the future of the organization or informal – i.e. review/redesign of technical processes.
All sessions are built around specifically written guidelines, goals and objectives and maintain their focus on the desired outcome. A written summary of the session is provided and follow up support on issues is available.