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Every meeting that does not stir the imagination and curiosity of attendees, increase engagement, motivate rapid action, and enhance enthusiasm is a permanently lost opportunity.
— Tom Peters

Facilitation

Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
— Noam Chomsky

We are a society jaded about meetings being a waste of time and money. Results-oriented meetings that make the most productive use of people's time begin with purpose and intentional design.

I can help you structure agendas, build your team’s techniques for more productive meetings, and/or facilitate high-stakes workshops with multiple stakeholders. First, we’ll walk through the specific outcomes you want to achieve for your meeting -- if we can’t pinpoint targeted outcomes, you may not have a good reason to conduct a meeting! Second, we'll determine your must-have stakeholders -- having the wrong people at the table hampers the results that need to occur post-meeting. Then we'll prepare according to scale, whether for a weekly status meeting where your objective is accountability to progress, a high-stakes conflict resolution meeting where your objective is to bring parties to a base of shared assumptions, or a 100-person stakeholder requirements gathering workshop.      

workshops

Training without implementation is just an intellectual journey
— Unknown

"Sticky" learning is experiential, and requires cycle time to practice, implement, and evaluate. This cycle time is the bridge between theory and actual knowledge. 

 I offer workshops that fit into the context of your organization's leadership learning strategy, including from:

  • Meetings that Work
  • Feedback is a Two-Way Street: The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Manager as Coach
  • Stress Management