Facilitating Forward: Guiding Others Toward Results

Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc.
Training overview
1-2 days
Corporate / Group Training
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Worldwide
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Course description

Get the Most out of Meetings with Facilitating Forward: Guiding Others Toward Results

Leaders, team members, consultants, and others within organizations may at times be called on to meet with a group and help them think and work together to solve a problem or reach an agreement or decision. Leadership skills in these situations do not always come naturally to people, but they are necessary to get the most possible out of a meeting.

That’s why Barnes & Conti Associates developed Facilitating Forward™. This program aims to develop skills in facilitating meetings for project managers and other leaders who need results when they have a team together. Participants will learn fundamental facilitation skills in observation, communication, and intervention. They will have the opportunity to gain useful insights, practice learned group process tools and techniques, and learn when and how to move between being a leader and being a facilitator. These skills will be useful for both virtual and in person meetings.

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Who should attend?

This program is intended for:

  • Project leaders
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team members who may need to take on the role of facilitator in order to help a group or team to achieve high-quality results.

Training content

Overview and Positioning:

  • Introduction to the program: objectives, agenda, definitions, organizational needs, facilitator role, examples, and benchmark exercises

Group Process- Key Concepts:

  • Review of content/process, stages of group development, and other core concepts relevant to group process

Skill Practice in Observation, Communication, Intervention:

  • Practice and feedback in observing patterns of participation, timing, conflict, decision readiness, and more
  • Practice and feedback in the use of receptive and expressive communication behaviors appropriate to facilitation
  • Practice and feedback in choosing and implementing a variety of activities and interventions for facilitating involvement, focus, problem-solving, creative thinking, decision-making and more

Facilitation Activities: Before, During, and After the Meeting:

  • Introduction to a set of activities for planning, conducting, and following up on meetings
  • Application of planning activities to an upcoming facilitation opportunity
  • Practice and feedback for upcoming facilitation opportunity

Special Applications:

  • Focused practice on a selected application: virtual meeting, conflict resolution, negotiation, creative thinking, or launching an initiative or change process

Costs

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Certification / Credits

Participants in this program will develop objectives for a facilitated session and design a relevant meeting format, establish and maintain a neutral role, distinguish between the roles of facilitator and leader and be able to switch roles as appropriate, and select and demonstrate appropriate communication skills to encourage participation, interaction, learning, and problem solving.

About Barnes & Conti

Bring Over 30 Years of Expertise to Your Organization with Barnes & Conti Associates

Barnes & Conti  Associates believe that a great idea can change the world. That’s why they have spent over 30 years training people in how to have their ideas heard and implemented. They are an organization that excels in leadership...


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