With this initial blog we have launched compelling content about the dynamic role of a facilitator into the interactive world of instant communications. This blog site anchors feeds to Google+, Linked-In, Reddit, Twitter and potentially more than 300 other sites for seekers of improved leadership skills — to make easy.
The first known use of the term “facilitaera” occurred in France in 1611 (think Renaissance). At the time, facilitaera derived from the Latin verb for facilius reddo or easily accomplished or attained. “Facil ” means to make easy.
Our purpose for this blog is similar, to make it easier for you to make it easier for others to explain issues and positions, create and understand options, and make more informed decisions.
Our MG RUSH curriculum has always defined the term “consensus” as a condition one can support and not lose any sleep over. We aspire to make it possible and easier for you to help others reach consensus while never yielding to the easy answer. Rather we intend to enable and empower you to help your groups create, innovate, and breakthrough the barriers of miscommunication, politics, and perceived intolerance.
Much depends on you and your attitude. By subscribing to this blog you will embrace the attitude of ongoing learning and improvement, the most effective attitude to be a facilitative leader in this new millennium. We look forward to your comments, replies, and subsequent challenges—and ask that you forward this material to all session leaders, even if they are not MG RUSH certified facilitators.
A few of hundreds of topics appearing subsequently include:
- Precise questioning technique,
- Rhetorical precision and the cost of a single word,
- Speaker challenges,
- The Tao of facilitation,
- Turning your responsibility matrix into a GANTT chart, and
- and some valuable review of current research and empirical studies
Don’t ruin your career or reputation with bad meetings. Register for a class or forward this to someone who should. Taught by world-class instructors, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on practice. Each student thoroughly practices and rehearses tools, methods, and approaches throughout the week. While some call this immersion, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
Our courses also provide an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, and 40 CDUs from IIBA, as well as 3.2 CEUs for other professions. (See individual class descriptions for details.)
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- How to (Not) Gesture while Facilitating (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Facilitate Brainstorming (mgrush.com/blog)
- Facilitate Meaning, Not Words (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Get a Promising Meeting to Fail (mgrush.com/blog)
- How To Actively Listen (mgrush.com/blog)
- Rhetorical Precision and Clear Communications (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Analyze Brainstorming Input (continued) (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Facilitate Requirements Gathering (mgrush.com/blog)