Being able to facilitate groups, whether a virtual team meeting or project workshop, is a critical skill for the modern world of work. We'll cover proven tools and concepts that you can immediately put into practice.
To facilitate means to 'make something easy', but it's likely you'll have been in a group situation that felt difficult — that lacked purpose, energy and impact. Perhaps a meeting that drifted and people dropped out of, or a workshop that started well but lost its way. And in these currently distributed times, with an empahsis on virtual gathering, these pitfalls can feel all the more present.
But it doesn't have to be this way, and there are well established models and methods that we can all be using for transformative effect among groups and teams. Sharing these is the purpose of this session, and in doing so we'll draw from many of the principles and approaches that YCN facilitators have sharpened in delivering different kinds of group sessions to teams of all shapes and sizes.
From setting better expectations and inclusively kicking things off, to creating rich environments (virtual or real) and managing group dynamics — you'll experience first hand proven tools and techniques to put into play for more participation, energy and value from any kind of group situation you find yourself leading or participating within.
What we'll cover:
• The '5 Es' of successful group sessions.
• Managing energy as a faciliator.
• Priming and welcoming groups.
• Tech tips on Zoom and quick wins with shared boards.
• Warming exercises designed to ensure participation.
• How to begin, and ending well.
How the session will be structured:
Expext an energising mix of instruction, discussion and putting new approaches and techniques into immediate practice — for immedaite reflection and review.
Who the session's for:
Anyone keen to build their facilitation skills right away, and to practice new approaches among a supportive group of like-minds. You might be new to the idea of facilitation or looking to build on existing skills.
Start:4th August, 2020 at 9:30am
End:4th August, 2020 at 11:00am