Facilitation is different from training. In training, the leader knows the path and desired end result.
In facilitation, the challenges and problems may be known, but the path and end result are discovered along the way.
We can facilitate your discussion groups. Our trained facilitators will work with your organization to establish an outcome oriented discussion. As these vary by company and department, we establish the outcomes desired, then map out the best way(s) to get to that outcome, then work with you to set action plans to achieve it.
We believe in an energetic, participative approach. Our lead facilitator, Marsha Egan, has moderated over 100 panel discussions, including two international video broadcasts viewed by more than 10,000 participants. She's facilitated board orientations and trainings, executive retreats, strategy sessions, and knows how to masterfully address "the elephant in the room."
Unlike training, facilitation many times has unknown outcomes. We can enable your group to build consensus and understanding that allows forward progress through agreed upon action steps.
Click here to view Marsha Egan in action, moderating a panel and an international videoconference. (less than 3 minutes)
A group we worked with recently had an objective of getting 12 senior elected officials to be on board with the strategic plan. We had an off site full day meeting. Prior to the event, we met with the leaders of the organization to develop the right process to deliver the desired results.
The elements of the process were:
Here is the note we received after the meeting:
Marsha, I had a real ball working with you- you have an uncanny ability to bring out the best in people and get them engaged in problem solving and collegial interaction. It is a gift!
I have gotten some very positive feedback from my colleagues and I look forward to addressing the topics we all brought up. Thanks again for all that you did to make this a successful day.
(group leader-name withheld-can be provided on individual request)
Marsha, author of book "Making Good Meetings GREAT," will control the discussion while extracting maximum positive participation. She is certified by the national CPCU Society to facilitate a half day workshop entitled "Facilitative Leadership." She was even asked by the National Speakers' Association to lead a workshop entitled "Making Good Facilitation GREAT!"
"Thanks so much for facilitating a great discussion about facilitation best practices. Such conversations really inspire community among the different specialties of professional speakers. The founder of the “PEG” idea, George Morrissey would have been delighted with the robust conversation and great ideas!"
Thank you for being the catalyst, Kristin Arnold
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