Looking for some alternatives to the standard work group format? Need to take a different approach to getting a problem resolved? Want to hold a meeting and no one's in the office? If any of these situations sound familiar, this course will provide you with some choices to meet your needs. In this course, you will explore alternatives to the standard one-facilitator group meeting or work session. You will examine the advantages and disadvantages of co-facilitating meetings and work groups. With that knowledge, learn to divide and coordinate who's going to do what. Gain the ability to establish boundaries for each of the facilitators and determine the most effective way to communicate with your client during this process. Another alternative you will explore is breakout groups. Breakout groups that are planned well and facilitated properly can be an effective, fast means of handling a large project or quickly gathering the information needed to make a decision. You will learn to use multitasking formats as well as how to structure groups that are easy to debrief when the full group reconvenes. Other options abound. What about experiential learning techniques, structured go-arounds, or computer-aided meetings? Finally, you will explore the benefits and pitfalls of chart writing. Communicating information in meetings is an essential factor to their success. Charts can help you clarify information, track ideas and progress, and be a message-conveyor of their own. As an added bonus, you will discover some surprising dos and don'ts and learn about using chart art.
Managers, team leaders, anyone who will conduct/lead meetings or work groups
The Role of the Facilitator
Facilitative Fundamentals: Techniques and Tools
Facilitating Work Groups and Meetings
Facilitating Challenging Situations