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Facilitating and Leading Teams Workshop

Facilitating and Leading Teams Workbook and Workshop

Most companies waste lots time and money in meetings because they don’t make the best use of their meeting time and money. Few of today’s team leaders even know about, let alone consistently use, key team facilitation skills. In turn, they fail to effectively manage their group dynamics, get the most out of their team’s diversity, or reach synergistic, high impact decisions. How effective are your team meetings?  How skilled are your team leaders at leading meetings and facilitating group decision making? Do you effectively use your meeting time, or do you often find your group going off on tangents, arguing about opinions instead of facts, or spending time listening to just one or two team members talk more than they should?

What is the focus of the “Facilitating and Leading Teams” workshop?

The “Facilitating and Leading Teams” workshop is designed to help team leaders improve their personal team facilitation and leadership skills in a high impact way. By participating in this workshop, each person will repeatedly practice and evaluate their personal use of high impact team skills, in addition to learning more effective ways to get the most out of team events.

Why is this workshop important?

Most companies waste lots time and money in meetings because they don’t make the best use of their meeting time and money. Few of today’s team leaders even know about, let alone consistently use, key team facilitation skills. In turn, they fail to effectively manage their group dynamics, get the most out of their team’s diversity, or reach synergistic, high impact decisions.

The main reason this workshop is important however – why it works and is different – is that it is practice oriented. The majority of the workshop time is spent either practicing facilitator skills yourself or evaluating the facilitation skills of others. Its design is based on the Toastmasters public speaking skills development model. You cannot become a better team leader or facilitator simply by learning new concepts – you have to practice using the skills, with a coach giving you feedback as you practice. This workshop is designed to be a practice field.

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Facilitating and Leading Teams Workbook

 

If you would like more information about the facilitating and leading teams workbook and workshop, please send me an e-mail at kevin@greatsystems.com.

Who can benefit from attending this workshop?

This workshop is designed to help any team leader (1) reduce meeting waste, (2) increase meeting effectiveness, (3) put more effective process improvements in place, and (4) conduct higher quality incident investigations. The tools you will learn to use will help you waste less meeting time, benefit more from the different perspectives on the team, and arrive at more effective solutions – while spending less time!!

What will you learn in this workshop?

  • How to apply key skills for managing group dynamics, and in turn, get more
  • from your teams in less time
  • How to identify and enhance those personal skills that necessary for effective team facilitation, and in turn, high performance teams
  • How to reduce the amount of time and money that you spend in meetings, while at the same time, getting more out of your meetings
  • How effective team leadership and facilitation skills can enhance investigation or problem solving quality and timeliness

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Are you interested in bringing my two day onsite “Facilitating and Leading Teams” workshop to your organization?

You can initiate the on-site workshop setup process by sending me a e-mail at kevin@greatsystems.com indicating which workshop you would like to bring into your facility. I will then work with a contact person from your location to arrange the workshop logistics, and more importantly, to customize the workshop to meet the specific needs that you have. We will also prepare a firm delivery cost at that time. You will be invoiced for the workshop costs following the event.

On-site workshop costs vary with company and team size. In general, the cost of a one day onsite workshop for up to 15 people will range between $2,500 and $3,000 for eight hours of class time, depending on organizational size. For a 15 person class, your daily cost per person falls between $167 and $200!

These costs include (1) training materials, (2) a follow-up action plan from the facilitator, and (3) three months of free online consultation. Meals, refreshments, and travel expenses are not included in these costs (but I really try to keep my travel costs low – no first class air travel, limos, or suites).

Again, if a course does not meet your expectations, your participation fee will be refunded.

Who created this workshop?

The “Facilitating and Leading Teams” workshop was designed by Kevin McManus, who has served as an industrial engineer, Production Manager, Plant Manager, and Director of Quality during his 34 year business career. Kevin first began serving as a team leader and facilitator back in 1984, and since that time, has helped over 150 project teams solve problems and implement system changes. He has also served as an Examiner, Senior Examiner, and Alumni Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for sixteen years. Kevin writes the monthly Performance Improvement column for Industrial Engineer magazine and is an international trainer for the TapRooT® root cause analysis process.

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