We seek primarily to shift thinking from facilitation (as a noun or a static way of being) to facilitating (as a verb or a dynamic way of doing)—truly making it easier for meeting participants to make more informed decisions.
Speaking with people rather than at them captures the spirit of facilitating. Facilitating skills create an environment that is conducive to productivity and breakthrough. The facilitative leader stimulates and inspires people. Facilitating amplifies the Modern Leader DNA.
We seek to build understanding around the role of facilitating—getting participants to understand . . .
- how to think about group decision-making
- skills such as clear speaking, precise questioning, keen observing, and active listening
- the criticality of being content-neutral; passionate about results, yet unbiased about path
- the importance of the holarchy (ie, organizational goal alignment)
- the role (of facilitator) is not the person, rather a temporary position (like a referee)
We aspire to develop a working understanding among the participants about the differences and challenges of being a facilitative leader rather than a modern, engaging leader. Some of the differences are shown in the table that follows. Modern leaders exhibit traits that head in the right direction, compared to traditional or historic leaders, but further shift is still required to be truly facilitative so that their teams and groups realize the full potential of facilitative leadership.
Finally, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on providing methodology. Each student thoroughly practices methodology and tools before class concludes. Additionally, some call this immersion. However, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
Become Part of the Solution While You Improve Your Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology Skills
Take a class or forward this to someone who should. MG RUSH Professional Facilitation Training provides an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, 40 CDUs from IIBA, and 3.2 CEUs. As a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), our Professional Facilitation. Therefore, our training aligns with IAF Certification Principles and fully prepares alumni for their Certified Professional Facilitator designation.
Furthermore, our Professional Facilitation curriculum immerses students in the responsibilities and dynamics of an effective facilitator and methodologist. Because nobody is smarter than everybody, attend an MG RUSH Professional Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology workshop offered around the world, see MG RUSH for a current schedule.
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In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.