Thousands of alumni have earned promotions to executive positions, directorships, and C-level responsibility. MG RUSH facilitators lead groups ranging from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to greenfield initiatives about the genetic bar-coding of zebra meat to prevent illegal poaching. Furthermore, many alumni branch out on their own as independents, frequently providing pro-bono support for charitable organizations. While others contribute as valuable keystones, embedded in organizations for survival and growth. Here we provide you with some endorsed facilitators, that are as good or even better than you have ever experienced before.
Since we are frequently asked for facilitator referrals, we thought it would be prudent to share some of the “best of the best”. As authors and instructors, our endorsed facilitators maintain high standards, while consistently generating results that clients need. Today, about five percent of our incoming students have their PhD or Doctorate and more than half have advanced/Masters Degrees. Most importantly, our alumni understand that galvanizing consensus and effective meeting management depend on integrating three components:
Integrating Leadership, Facilitation, AND Methodology
Meetings capture a huge investment of time. Unproductive meetings affect your P & L, morale, and potential growth of your biggest asset, your people. Many of us attend frequent and important meetings. However, little (if any) structured training has been provided to help us become better meeting participants, and more important, meeting leaders. More effective meetings for teams and groups are dependent on improving three areas of behavior, namely:
Leadership training ensures that we begin with the end in mind. WHY we’re meeting equates with what DONE looks like. The best facilitators in the world will fail miserably if they don’t know where they are going. Yet the worst facilitators can still succeed when the deliverable is clear. Effective leadership draws line of site about the impact of the meeting on the quality of life of its participants.
Once it has been made clear where we are going, facilitation skills make it easier to know WHAT to do to make a meeting successful. Unfortunately, we have developed poor muscle memory over the years. Some behaviors need to be ‘unlearned’ before new behaviors are embraced. The only way to change such behaviors is through practice and immersion. Talking heads (ie, instructor’s lips are moving) won’t do it. Only active participation and practice will work at instilling effective and facilitative behaviors.
Even a great facilitator who knows where they are going (ie, What DONE looks like) still needs help. They need to know HOW they are going to build consensus and get a group of people from the meeting Introduction to the Wrap. While the best methodology or approach (ie, Agenda) has more than one right answer, there is one wrong answer — if the meeting leader does not know HOW they are going to do it.
Our endorsed facilitators know how. Get to know them if you need a more effective enterprise, business unit, program office, or project direction. They will lead your group to new horizons. FIND OUT MORE
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.
Go to the Facilitation Training Store to access our in-house resources. You will discover numerous annotated agendas, break timers, and templates. Finally, take a few seconds to buy us a cup of coffee and please SHARE.
In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.