Make better decisions, solve problems and drive results
It is often easy to make tactical decisions that meet the specific needs of a particular situation. But how do you take a strategic approach to problem solving that goes beyond the short-term and delivers solutions that meet the longer term need?
It starts with strategic thinking.
In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to use The Drivers Model to apply strategic thinking to making decisions, solving problems, and driving results in a wide variety of situations.
Who will benefit from this course?
- Business unit leaders
- Department heads
- Project managers
- Program managers
- Business analysts
- Make short-term or long-term decisions that impact an organization.
What you will learn
You will walk away with a process for thinking about any situation strategically. That is, any time there is a gap between where you are and where you want to be, the tools from the workshop help you think strategically about your vision, the barriers to achieving it, the conditions critical for success, and the strategies you can use to overcome the barriers and create the critical conditions that will sustain both short-term and long-term success.
Learn How To:
- Understand what strategic thinking is and what it isn’t, when you’re doing it and when you’re not, and why it’s important
- Have a process guide for thinking strategically about any situation
- Learn tools for leveraging the power of strategic thinking across a wide variety of application
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Ready to take your facilitation training to the next level?
The Effective Facilitator (virtual or in person)
Our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator covers the 10 principles of facilitation, more than 100 techniques, and includes 6 exercises culminating a video-taped practice session.
Topics include how to:
- Motivate a group
- Build consensus
- Manage dysfunction
- Maintain group focus
- Generate ownership
- Inspire people to action
Following the 4-day course, select from one of our quarterly offerings of The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link. This online, instructor-led course takes participants through each of the 10 principles covered in The Effective Facilitator with instruction on how to apply the skills virtually.
*PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Activity: Up to 24 PDUs
Secrets to Facilitating Strategy (virtual or in person)
This course provides a detailed understanding of the building blocks that make up a strategic plan and framework for facilitating teams through the planning process. Begin by building a plan at your own pace through our online course, Springboard Online, designed to teach you our Drivers Model within just a few hours. Then, join the other participants for a three-day session focused on facilitation best practices and key techniques for strategic planning. Our approach provides practical step-by-step direction, including a road map for constructing a strategic plan for your organization and tips for judging the quality of each component of your plan.
Virtual Meetings Series: The Basics, Group Dynamics and Advanced Skills
Virtual collaboration and meetings have taken center stage. Many organizations are operating fully remotely for the first time in history, making virtual meeting skills a critical need. In order to help as many organizations adapt as quickly as possible, we have created a new 3 course series.
Whether you take just the basics (Virtual Meetings 101), or need the full program, these three half-day modules provide you tools you can use right away for running highly effective virtual meetings.
Advanced Facilitation Skills*
Already taken The Effective Facilitator? Ready to move to the next level? In the Advanced Facilitation Skills course, you’ll learn new facilitation techniques, receive expert feedback, and get more practice, practice, practice! Learn the DISC model, which will show you how to read and adapt to your participants’ communication styles. Other strategies taught include advanced questioning techniques, “facilitating on the fly,” and selling facilitation services. Learn best practices from top professionals in the field.
*Prerequisite: Completion of The Effective Facilitator
The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link
This online, instructor-led course takes participants through each of the 10 principles covered in The Effective Facilitator with instruction on how to apply the skills virtually. The tools and techniques are adapted to the virtual environment, making remote meetings just as successful and productive as face-to-face.
Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence
What is it that separates great facilitators from good ones? This workshop covers more than a dozen techniques that you can begin using immediately to improve your facilitation.
Topics include how to:
- Establish and maintain a high energy level
- Ask starting questions that draw a vivid image
- Have a full toolkit of follow-up question types
- Respect the “power of the pen”
- Carry the group through the process
- Prevent, detect and resolve dysfunction
- Isolate and address sponsor’s key needs