Whether you are an organizational consultant or a group facilitator with in-depth knowledge of group processes this page is for you!
The combined use of group collaboration technology and your group facilitation skills can become a decisive requirement for a successful meeting or corporate training session. Group interaction is not only better supported, but also the group conveyed information is managed in a way that is more efficient than traditional paper and pencil methods.
Our methodological approach can enhance your group facilitation methodology for both small and large group formats such as World Café, Future Search, Appreciative Inquiry or Open Space Technology.
Whether you are running a strategy planning meeting, a periodic sales cycle review or any other type of meeting we can assist you to design an effective meeting agenda with GDSS – workshop productivity software that delivers clear group outcomes.
Implementing an organization-wide meeting discipline
Superior results are achieved when you implement well-tested meeting agendas with in-house group facilitation services. You can “freeze” these business productivity gains with GDSS (group decision support systems). As an external group facilitator, you would benefit from having a supporting role in delivering in-house facilitation training to your customers.
The actual time spent in meetings can be substantially reduced by mapping your company’s collaborative processes into a standardized meeting methodology. You would also improve the bottom line results and job satisfaction.
Contact us to learn more about how to design and implement an organization-wide meeting discipline by attending our next scheduled events or visiting our permanent showrooms.
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
Facilitation is a profession rapidly taking its unique place alongside those of consulting and training. The International Association of Facilitators was formed by a group of professionals desiring an avenue for interchange, professional development, trend analysis and peer networking. A formal association was proposed and adopted at a networking conference in Alexandria, Virginia, in January, 1994. More than 70 people signed on as charter members. Since then the IAF has grown to over 1200 members in more than 63 countries. Our members work in government, nonprofit, educational, community and corporate environments and hold positions as consultants, teachers, in-house facilitators, negotiators, organizational specialists, coaches, and more
The workshop bank
WorkshopBank was founded by Nick Martin. Nick is an expert facilitator, change management professional and entrepreneur. After working in several consultancies that each had their own ‘shared drive’ for sharing change management tools, he’s decided to make one giant shared drive for the world free for everyone. He believes meetings to get more done better is the single biggest opportunity to increase productivity in business today. It’s estimated in the US alone that $2-3 trillion dollars per year is lost in ineffective meetings that don’t achieve their desired objectives. A 3M Corp survey of 2800 managers found most believed that 25-50% of the time spent in meetings is wasted and that lack of process is to blame.
Process that could be achieved if fit-for-purpose workshop tools were on hand. Nick believes the only way to achieve this is to have an open collaboration with the best minds on the planet.
The Meeting Design Institute
Meeting Architecture is the discipline of designing and executing meetings and events based on measurable objectives in order to improve the learning, networking, and motivation of participants. This work is aiming to influence the participants’ professional action, leading to impact and improving ROI.
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