Facilitative Leadership

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Have you worked in this organization? You don't explain what you're doing because people will steal your ideas. It's best just to go along with whatever the majority wants, even if you can see some real problems down the road. No one will take responsibility for the results unless they're good, then everyone takes a share. If you've experienced any of these situations and want to make some changes, become a facilitative leader in your company. By utilizing facilitative techniques, you can change attitudes and create a more cohesive, supportive learning environment. This course starts by identifying the differences between group facilitators and facilitative leaders. You will learn techniques to recognize and work with all levels of interaction. You will discover what makes an effective facilitative leader. And finally, you will learn strategies to get group members to take a personal interest in a project's success.

Target Audience
Managers, team leaders; anyone who will conduct/lead meetings or workgroups

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Facilitative Leadership

  • recognize the benefits of facilitative leadership.
  • specify the traits associated with a group facilitator in contrast to the traits associated with a facilitative leader.
  • differentiate the characteristics of a traditional leader from the characteristics of a facilitative leader.
  • identify the difference between basic and developmental facilitation.
  • recognize the value of understanding the four different levels of interaction.
  • identify ways to create an environment where physical needs are met.
  • sequence the four stages of creative thinking.
  • determine whether a facilitator effectively handled emotions in a given team environment.
  • identify way to encourage integrity, mindfulness, and service in work groups.
  • recognize the importance of integrating expectations, capabilities, and value to improve facilitative leadership abilities.
  • determine whether a facilitator has effectively clarified expectations in a given scenario.
  • choose optimum questions to check capabilities in a given scenario.
  • determine whether a facilitator has effectively helped team members find value in a given scenario.
  • recognize the importance of implementing best practices.
  • differentiate between the concepts of selective sharing and full disclosure.
  • effectively help a group make free and informed choices, in a given scenario.
  • use effective strategies to enhance internal commitment within a team, in a given scenario.
  • apply techniques to promote responsibility and ownership in a group facilitation scenario.
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