The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition
Our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator covers the 10 principles of facilitation, more than 100 techniques, and includes 6 exercises culminating a videotaped practice session.
Topics include how to:
- Motivate a group
- Build consensus
- Manage dysfunction
- Maintain group focus
- Generate ownership
- Inspire people to action
This 3 day class is offered completely virtually and teaches techniques for both in person and virtual sessions.
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.
The Facilitative Consultant: Virtual Edition
Are you an internal or external consultant, or do you use a consultative style in your work? The Facilitative Consultant is a dynamic, interactive course that builds critical skills by using a highly-interactive case study approach. This course outlines a comprehensive framework for all stages of the consulting process from defining client needs to running a project to reviewing results. The Facilitative Consultant focuses on relationship management, allowing you to increase your credibility and trust with clients, enhance your communication effectiveness and better manage expectations. This team-based course offers you the opportunity to solve a real-life client problem by applying your new skills.
The Engaging Trainer: Virtual Edition
Facilitating Impactful Learning (formerly Facilitation Skills for Trainers)- 3 days | Designed for trainers and instructors, this three-day course equips you with a full toolbox of strategies for engaging participants in dynamic and interactive training segments. Trainers and instructors will be able to design and employ an approach that engages ANY audience and makes training really stick. Special Feature: Bring a module from your own class to get feedback and recommendations for transforming it using the techniques from The Engaging Trainer! (can be done in shorter customized versions)
From Classroom to Virtual
The world of training is shifting. Where people gather to learn will be different but HOW humans learn is still the same. The brain still needs accessible content delivered in a safe engaging environment. This webinar highlights proven strategies for bringing the BEST of the classroom experience to the virtual environment and how to leverage the unique advantages for learners and trainers available in this advancing space.
This is not a new idea for us.
The world has been “dabbling” in the virtual space for a decade. Early attempts produced some great experiences and many more “not-so-great” ones that have given “virtual” a bad name. Now it is time to get serious, stop dabbling, and commit to mastering the tools, techniques and strategies that facilitate meaningful development and performance improvement in our modern training landscape. We can get you there.
Questions we can answer:
- How do you keep people from doing email and “stuff”?
- What if the participants need to ask questions?
- How will I know they are getting it?
- What should I look for when choosing a virtual training platform?
Do you have to be a tech genius to “drive that thing”?
The Facilitative Leader: Virtual Edition
The Facilitative Leader is for individuals who want to improve their leadership skills and move to the next level in their organization. Create an action plan that uses facilitation principles to engage and inspire others to drive results. The course can be done consecutively in 3-4 days, in ½ day modules listed below, and can even be delivered virtually in 2-hour segments over time. You can select all or just a few, depending on your needs:
- The 3 Levels of Leadership
- Facilitating Communication
- Facilitating and Coaching others
- Facilitation Success in Your Team
- Facilitating Consensus
- Strategic planning and thinking
- Leading Masterful Meetings 1
- Leading Masterful Meetings 2
Advanced Strategies for Virtual Engagement
While online meeting platforms include several features for engagement, such a polls, chats, whiteboards and breakout groups, few people actually use them, and even fewer know how to couple them with advanced-level engagement strategies. You’ll learn to maximize the use of these features plus you will walk away with over a dozen other techniques used by the engagement experts at Leadership Strategies.
In this course, you won’t just learn what to do, or just see how to do it, you will actually do it. You will walk out of this class confident that you can make your next virtual meeting buzz with engagement and excitement. Why? Because you will have done it in the class and experience it yourself. Our interactive approach provides participants with opportunities to experience the power of engaging sessions and to replicate it themselves.
Note: This course is taught using the Zoom platform, however we will show you how to incorporate engagement techniques using other platforms such as Microsoft Teams and WebEx.