Conference and Small Group Facilitator Master Class
Enhance Your Brainstorming Processes and Deliver Action Items within Your Conference
“Great conference!” is something you like to read on a conference evaluation form. This Master Class is designed to enable participants to successfully facilitate a small group at a management conference, brainstorming ideas and action items.
Master Class Approach
Our Master Class approach relies on a facilitative style, modeling the behaviors and tools for a successful meeting or conference. Key content is reinforced with printed materials and practice exercises allowing for fast learning and simple implementation.
Who Should Attend?
This Master Class is designed for those individuals identified by the client to facilitate their management conference. Ideally, these individuals should have excellent listening and speaking skills, confidence in front of groups, and interest in facilitation.
We have found that having between four and 18 participants in each Master Class makes for the highest level of learning and collaboration.
Each participant will have some prework required before they can take part in the Conferences & Small Group Facilitator Master Class. This prework consists of a web-based pre-Master Class survey that will help us clarify and classify the specific needs of each participant so that we can host the most effective and efficient Master Class imaginable.
Sample Outline and Duration for the Conferences & Small Group Facilitator Master Class
Here is a brief list describing the intensity of this half day Master Class:
- Planning the Successful Meeting
- Define the purpose and outcome
- Team members’ roles
- Agenda building
- Room set up
- Tools to Help You Get to the Outcome
- Generate ideas
- Narrow the list
- Identify action items
- Conducting the Meeting
- Preventions at the beginning of the meeting
- Interventions during the meeting
- Capturing and recording ideas
- Strategic Moments: Decision-Making
- Prevention and intervention strategies
- Closing the Meeting
- Presentation to a larger group
- Documenting the discussion and recommendations
“It gives me great pleasure to thank and commend your ‘Extraordinary Team’ for the outstanding support you provided to the National Maritime Recovery Symposium….attended by a host of high level government officials as well as maritime industry executives. It was professionally executed and achieved the desired outcomes. I have received many positive comments regarding the symposium, including the superb management of the break-out work groups, a very challenging task due to the large group sizes as well as the passion of the participants on the subject of recovery.”
Brian Salerno, Rear Admiral, Director of Inspections and Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard
“Having you facilitate and help organize the meeting allowed us to keep on schedule but more importantly you ensured we all stayed focused. Thank you for helping making the event both thought-provoking and fun!”
Neil Thomas, CEO, Wayne Fueling Systems
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