Introduction to Facilitating Groups:
Best Practices in Group Facilitation


CMF, CPF, Leadership Strategies, Inc.
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At some point, even experienced trainers, facilitators and managers find themselves standing before groups whose dynamics are all over the board.  Everyone is expressing an opinion, ideas are flying at warp speed, emotions are high, disagreement is rampant, and some participants in your group are shutting down – while others are rebelling against the process.  Wouldn’t it be great to have the tools that allow you to regain control and confidently lead your group to effective results?
In this session with Certified Master Facilitator, veteran trainer, and CEO Michael Wilkinson, you will learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills to help you achieve amazing team results. Whether you facilitate training sessions, project meetings, strategy planning, or executive retreats, this webinar will give you an introduction to a proven comprehensive approach for leading any type of group. Learn cutting-edge tools designed to make your sessions even more engaging.

1. Open your sessions with energy using a 4-step method, IEEI.

2. Establish ground rules for your group's success.

3. Ask questions that ignite more responses with the "starting question" formula.

4. Manage dysfunctional behavior when it occurs.

5. Close your sessions with sustained energy and buy-in from your group.

IDEAL FOR: Training and HR Professionals, Consultants, Facilitators, Functional Team Leaders/Managers, Executives, Project Managers, Sales Professionals, Analysts, and more.

About Michael Wilkinson

Michael Wilkinson is the Founder and CEO of Leadership Strategies, Inc. – the leading facilitation training and strategy consulting firm in the U.S. specializing in group facilitation.  Considered a national leader in the facilitation industry, Michael is the author of bestseller The Secrets of Facilitation, The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy, and CLICK: The Virtual Meetings Book.  He is a board member of the International Institute for Facilitation and founder of the FindaFacilitator Database.  He was one of the first five Certified Master Facilitators in North America and named Facilitator of the Year in 2003 by the Southeast Association of Facilitators.  Prior to Leadership Strategies, Michael spent six years with ADP and eight years in the information technology practice of Ernst & Young's Management Consulting Group.  He is a High Honors graduate from Dartmouth and resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia.

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