The #1 Facilitation Training Company in the US

Our founder, Michael Wilkinson, started Leadership Strategies in 1992 combining the passion he had for helping people with his expertise in designing processes to create a comprehensive course for achieving amazing results through groups. The Effective Facilitator, with its practical approach and numerous tools and strategies, has quickly become the top facilitation training course in the nation. Today, over 20,000 people have been trained in The Effective Facilitator through clients and partners around the globe.

The success of this flagship course spawned over a dozen other facilitation-related courses including The Facilitative Consultant, Facilitation Skills for Trainers, The Secrets to Facilitating Strategy, and Facilitating Virtual Meetings.

We offer public classes in Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Toronto, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, where we have our headquarters. We also provide private, on-site classes for clients around the nation and throughout the world.

The #1 Meeting Facilitation Company in the US

If you are in need of a professional facilitator, look no further. Through, we have under contract over 500 facilitators who facilitate executive teams and task forces in such topics as strategic planning, issue resolution, process improvement, community engagement, focus groups, team building and numerous others. Our core facilitation team members, the best of the best, are experts in our facilitation methodology and bring experience and expertise from various industries.

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As the largest facilitation company, we have the responsibility to share the power of facilitation with the world. But we are often asked, what makes our number #1?

– 13 facilitation training courses
– Over 20,000 trained in our flagship course
– Over 500 facilitators under contract
– More Certified Master Facilitators than any other organizations

We are most proud of our 73% net promoter score which exceeds customer loyalty giants such as Ritz Carlton (67/%), Amazon (71%), and Apple (72%). (Check the numbers!)

What Gives Leadership Strategies the Competitive Edge?

Our World-Class Training

Training Experience

You will join a global community of more than 20,000 other professionals who have completed our training – the largest number of trained graduates than any other facilitation firm.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Your skills building will continue even when you leave the classroom. Learning reinforcement and access to a multitude of resources, articles, virtual training, and facilitation services will be at your fingertips.

World-Class Training

Your participation in our classes will give you world-class training from one of our professional facilitators plus quality course material – workbooks, exercises, convenient handouts, and other resources you will continue to use when you leave our classroom.

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Our Industry-Leading Facilitators

Database of Talent

You have more facilitators to choose from in the most comprehensive database of expert, award-winning facilitators – more than 500 are part of Leadership Strategies’ network.

Work With Certified Masters

You will work with masters of the craft. We have the most facilitators on our core team who have achieved the Certified Master Facilitator designation – the highest certification level in the facilitation field.

Industry Leaders

You will be part of team that leads the industry. Our facilitators are members of the International Association of Facilitators, the International Institute for Facilitation, and other prestigious organizations that lead the facilitation industry.

Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles

Our Vision

Sharing the Power of Facilitation with the World!

Leadership Strategies will be the provider of choice for facilitation. When an organization needs a facilitator or facilitation-related, soft skills training, they will think first of Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company.

Our Mission

To serve as a facilitator of positive, impactful results for our clients through practical, dynamic, and interactive facilitation and training services.

Our Guiding Principles

Our team members embody our methodology, model our techniques and best practices, and live by our guiding principles.

We believe that collaboration leads to better decisions with higher levels of buy-in and commitment to action.

Therefore, with few exceptions, we invite input prior to decisions, involve appropriate stakeholders in the decision process, and communicate decisions to all impacted.

We take personal responsibility.

If we have an issue, we take responsibility for getting it solved (as opposed to complaining to others or withdrawing); when we make mistakes we admit our responsibility.

We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

We strive to maintain a high level of integrity and consistency in our interactions with our clients and each other. Dishonesty is not tolerated.

We seek continuous improvement.

We strive not to make the same mistake twice. When a mistake is made, not only do we correct it, we seek to understand why the mistake occurred and what we need to do to prevent it from happening again.

We meet our clients’ needs, not just satisfy their requirements.

We strive to understand our clients’ real needs to ensure that we provide solutions that work.

We maintain a positive, team environment.

We are positive in our communications and we support each other with assistance, information and guidance, as opposed to being concerned only about self and bringing negative energy into the workplace.

We operate in the company as if it were our own.

We constantly seek opportunities to increase our company’s profitability.

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A Commitment to Community

Giving Back

Our organization has a true passion for facilitation and a genuine desire to serve others. We are pleased to be among thousands of companies who give back to their community. We have worked with numerous community-based and non-profit organizations in discounted or 50/50 donated service arrangements.

Some of the organizations benefiting from these arrangements include:

Atlanta Empowerment Zone

Atlanta Metropolitan Community Fund

Unity Churches of the Mid-Atlantic States

Atlanta Regional Commission

Georgia Academy for Children & Youth

United Way

Atlanta Public Schools

Families First

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