The Art of Group Facilitation Next program dates TBD
Goal: Develop new skills and confidence to facilitate effective and extraordinary groups Is this program for you?
Are you sometimes fuzzy about what is the work of the group?
Do you leave the meeting wondering if participants will follow-through?
Do you feel like you are not getting the best from your team?
Do you wish they were more engaged in problem-solving and sharing their best ideas?
Would you like the participants to ask questions and give feedback without putting others on the defense?
Do you wish they could work through their differences and maybe learn something new about themselves?
Would you like to learn how to handle conflict and disruptive behavior in groups?
Would you like to learn how to manage your own anxieties and ego when others challenge you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you.
Those who could benefit:
Managers, team leaders, project managers, facilitators
Those leading change initiatives
Those new to supervision or group facilitation
Those seeking a new level of mastery
This is a professional development program that will focus on building self-awareness as well as group-awareness. We will go beyond the basics of building agendas and managing time to managing conflict, power dynamics, and identifying strategies and personal choices to get groups back on track when things go awry. We will explore how to manage groups and group processes to implement and sustain planned change. The program will help you build skills and confidence to address a variety of challenges and opportunities that emerge through the human dynamics of groups.
The program has two primary components:
1) Group Learning Process
Learning facilitation models and techniques to move groups forward
Understanding the guiding principles of: conscious use-of-self, sound and current data, feedback, learning from differences, systems view, and support systems
Co-designing group processes for real-life situations
Managing our roles as leader and facilitator
Facilitating from any seat
2) Individual Coaching
One-on-one coaching on specific needs
Three full-day group learning sessions. Meeting will be Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm on TBD
2-4 hours of individual coaching between meetings.
Location: Anchorage, AK
Class Size: 12-20
Cost: Corporate rate: $1,125 (early bird special: $900) Non-profit rate: $900 (early bird special: $750) Early bird rates: payment due TBD Facilitator: J. Gwen Kennedy, Ph.D. Kennedy & Associates
For questions,contact Gwen at: 907-337-4562 (office) 907-317-4562(cell) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org