Facilitation

My approach to group facilitation is professional yet open, with an emphasis on interaction. Among the types of facilitation I offer are:

Employee or Team Trainings

Topics in which I specialize include:

  • Coaching in the Workplace
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Facilitation
  • Everyday Ethics
  • Leading Teams
  • Change Management 101
  • Mentoring in the Workplace
  • Principled Negotiation

I offer these trainings in various lengths and also can collaborate with you to create a personalized training or curriculum to meet your needs.

Leadership Team Deep Dive

Part coaching, part consulting, this six- to 12-meeting process will take you and your leadership team through the process of creating a cohesive group that works together to define, communicate and implement clear strategic direction for your organization. This process is based on the book “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business,” by Patrick Lencioni, and includes team and individual assessments to help your leadership team better understand each other and work together more effectively.

This powerful process may be used as a framework for annual strategic planning or simply to help teams become more effective.

Facilitated Conversations

Difficult conversations become easier with a skilled facilitator to keep participants on track. By asking clarifying questions, offering third-party perceptions and assisting with focus and professionalism, I help participants in difficult conversations work through tough issues and come to consensus about next steps.

Principled Negotiation

In addition to helping you and your employees learn how to negotiate ethically and effectively through my Principled Negotiation training, I also facilitate negotiations within or between groups who need to come to consensus. Based on the tenets first compiled in “Getting to Yes,” the seminal work on interest-based bargaining written by William Ury and Roger Fisher, this alternative to positional bargaining has proven itself a worthy, effective approach to reaching agreement.

I am not a mediator, but rather a facilitator of this tried-and-true process with experience in keeping negotiating teams on task and moving forward.