“It gave me tools and techniques, and I think, most of all, a real sense of confidence.”
Sinead Condon and Kevin Mackie of CA Technologies
They discuss the tremendous impacts on agility, innovation, and success that taking a facilitative approach to leadership provides.
Share Your Power, Marlow Zacher
Marlow shares the importance of building consensus and the positive effects it can have on improving soft skills between diverse groups.
After completing the Advanced Facilitation Skills class, Carolina shares why our courses are so valuable.
As an experienced consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, Nancy describes the transformative power of our Effective Facilitator course.
Large Financial Services Corporation
A Fortune 500 company, one of the largest financial services corporations in the world headquartered in the U.S., turned to virtual facilitation training in response to the growing, unique needs of its internal training and global technology department. The department consists of advanced IT project managers and senior managers who lead large internal projects with other business units where group engagement and meetings are rarely conducted in person and, instead, done virtually – a now common environment for many other large, global organizations. Given the multitude and complexity of their meetings and projects, the department realized its need for improved meeting facilitation skills.See More
The United Illuminating Company
Awarded the prestigious Platinum Impact Award – the highest level awarded by the International Association of Facilitators, The United Illuminating Company (partner of Leadership Strategies) was recognized for significant results reached through the integration of facilitation and collaboration in strategic planning. Read about how their Safety Strategic Planning, led by Dorothea Brennan, resulted in significant safety performance improvements, including a 79% reduction in the frequency of motor vehicle accidents.See More
Manheim Australia, a division of Manheim International – the leading global provider of used vehicles to the wholesale and retail markets, recognized an existing, but untapped, opportunity for growth that had not been achieving in recent years. Read how he and the rest of the Manheim Asia Pacific leadership team used Leadership Strategies to execute a strategic planning session that was able to “easily cascade detailed action plans and related accountabilities deeper into the organization shortly following the workshop.”See More
Fortune 100 Insurance Company
The 6,500-person IT department of one of the largest insurance providers in the United States developed an improved approach to the inception phase of IT projects, incorporating techniques adopted by The Effective Facilitator into the Requirements Analysis methodology. The new approach resulted in as much as 45% reduction in time and effort for executing the Initiate phase. Seven pilot projects executed with the new approach resulted in a savings of approximately $100K, and projected savings from a broader rollout in 2013 is expected to exceed $600K.See More
When Marathon Oil Corporation, a Fortune 100, independent international energy company based in Houston, TX, realized it needed a better process for executing strategic planning workshops they turned to Leadership Strategies for facilitation training. See how what started with two employees in a public class turned into an entire department of internal facilitators to support improved performance on projects of up to $1 billion.See More
Manheim United Kingdom
At Manheim United Kingdom (UK), a division of Manheim International – the leading global provider of used vehicles, facilitation skills had not been a focus for internal training and development. Never having any prior facilitation training, Manheim UK’s Rebecca Hartley, Human Resource Manager, attended The Effective Facilitator, a course offered by Leadership Strategies, Inc. (LSI). Since Rebecca completed the course, she has seen the benefits of facilitation training at both an organizational and personal level. Rebecca has seen increased participation in the meetings she facilitates on a global level, saying “In putting into practice the facilitation skills I’ve learned, I’ve been able to get people to arrive at answers themselves instead of me telling them the answers.”See More
United Way of Southern Mississippi
A volunteer Strategic Planning Alliance, chaired by Aletha Burge, scheduled two Strategic Community Build sessions to discuss key strategic questions before the United Way of South Mississippi related its mission to create sustainable community change. This alliance addressed both how the change is implemented and the role of the alliance in achieving this mission in communities throughout southern Mississippi.See More
AARP Foundation – From Modest Beginnings to Strategic Excellence
Leadership Strategies has built an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship with AARP Foundation by helping them progress from minor participation in public class offerings to a transformation in their strategic planning process.See More