Strategic Facilitation and Training   

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • West Perrine Health Center, 18255 Homestead Ave., Miami, Fl 33157
    • 19
    Register

    Description: Demonstrates proven ways to achieve group participation including effective conversations, gaining consensus and motivating action.  Teaches the three ToP Facilitation Methodologies that are the basis for all other ToP Courses. 

    1. The ToP® Focused Conversation: provides a context for meaningful communication. It is used to facilitate group discussions, which allow members to share diverse perspectives in a productive and non-confrontational way. 

    2. The ToP® Consensus Workshop: facilitates group consensus-based decisions that respect the diversity of perspectives within the group inspire individual action and move the group toward joint resolve and action. 

    3. The ToP® Action Planning Process: is used to plan an event or project.  This process clarifies and delineates the task and aligns the creativity, capabilities, interests, and resources of the group.  The group decides necessary actions, roles, and responsibilities.  The process builds trust, support enthusiasm, and consensus. 

    Outcomes:

    • Learn a structured process to lead a meaningful exchange of ideas and make crucial decisions together.
    • Learn proven methods to shape and ask questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion. 
    • Obtain a framework for any group process, from a small workshop to a multi-day conference. 
    • Obtain problem-solving techniques to bring many diverse ideas into a consensus. 
    • Develop action plans and strategies in a fraction of the time needed by traditional methods. 
    • See the three methods demonstrated.
    • Volunteers receive coaching in applying the methodologies through hands-on practice. 

    Agenda Day One

    Morning

    • Introductions/Overview on Facilitative Leadership
    • Introduction of the Focused Conversation Method
    • Demonstration of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Walk-Through of the Theory of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Preparation of Focused Conversations for Practice

    Afternoon

    • Practice of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Introduction of the Consensus Workshop Method
    • Demonstration of the Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Walk-Through of the Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Application of the Consensus Workshop Method
    Agenda Day Two

    Morning

    • Review of the Methods and Applications 
    • Introduction of the Action Planning Method 
    • Demonstration of the Action Planning Method 
    • Walk-through of the Action Planning Method

    Afternoon

    • Applications of the Action Planning Method
    • Preparation for Practice of Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Small group practice sessions with debrief
    • Applications of Methods in a real situation

    Benefits:

    • Engage and motivate groups for action. 
    • Save time and money with increased productivity.
    • Increase confidence in facilitating team meetings. 
    • Heighten effectiveness in leading team communications and input sessions. 
    • Gain higher engagement, motivation and greater results from teams or community groups. 
    Who Should Take This Course:  
    • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
    • Those beginning their facilitation journey
    • Those who lead or attend many meetings
    • Organizational leaders and managers responsible for strategic and operational planning
    • Project managers responsible for organizational operations and project action campaigns
    • Local, state and federal leaders responsible for program development, project implementation, and policy formation. 

    Prerequisite:  None
    Length of Workshop:  2 days  8:30am - 5:00 pm 

    Course Length: Two days

    Trainers:   Laurie Dougherty

    Qualifies for CHES and MCHES Credits. 
    Qualifies for 14.5 CAE credits 
    Qualifies for 14.5 CM - Certified Planning Credits - American Planning Association

    Closest Hotel:  Miami Dadeland Mariott, 9090 South Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156. 

    Airports:  Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    (90 minute drive from the beautiful Florida Keys)


    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • West Perrine Health Center, 18255 Homestead Ave., Miami, Fl 33157
    Register

    Meetings that Work

    Description: Using a mix of theory, real-life experiences, and hands-on application, this course teaches practical tools to design and lead effective meetings that are productive rather than frustrating.  These tools transform boring meetings into energizing events focused on priority topics that move vital projects forward, create full participation that utilities the expertise of everyone in the room, and maximizes input, decision making, and commitment.  The diversity in the group becomes one of its greatest assets. 

    This course has four modules
    1. Creating participatory meetings:  participation at its best, levels of involvement in decision making and facilitating brainstorming. 
    2. Planning agenda items: agenda design and creating facilitation plans to address each agenda item. 
    3. Designing meetings and events: keys to healthy communication, preparing for meetings and creating meeting designs. 

    4. Facilitating meetings:  stages of the group's journey, social styles, the facilitator's role, dealing with difficult situations. Questions?  Call or text Laurie at 815-970-2145


    Outcomes:

    • Learn 74 meeting tools and techniques. 
    • Create a participatory environment.
    • Learn the S.T.E.P.S. to a better meeting: space, time, eventfulness, products and style 
    • Gain confidence as a facilitative leader. 









    Agenda Day One

    Participation and involvement

    • Great meetings
    • Participation at its best
    • Levels of involvement in decision making
    • Facilitating brainstorming

    Planning Agenda

    • Elements of dialogue
    • Asking questions
    • Planning for agenda items in meetings
    • Creating facilitation plans for agenda items

    Agenda Day Two

    Designing meetings and events

    • Keys to healthy communication
    • Preparing for meetings
    • Creating meeting designs
    • Meeting planning

    Facilitating Meetings

    • Stages in the group’s journey
    • Facilitator’s role
    • Dealing with difficult situations
    • Personal action planning

    Benefits:

    • Transform meetings to energizing events people want to attend because they get vital information and participate in important discussions. 
    • Move vital projects forward.
    • Maximize input, decision making and commitment.
    • Create good products, high commitment and immediate action. 
    • Participants become clear on the tasks, and leave committed to results and action. 


    Who Should Take This Course:  

    • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
    • Those beginning their facilitation journey
    • Those who lead or attend many meetings
    • Organizational leaders and managers responsible for strategic and operational planning
    • Project managers responsible for organizational operations and project action campaigns
    • Local, state and federal leaders responsible for program development, project implementation, and policy formation. 

    This course has been endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) as part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). MTW alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.

    Closest Hotel:  Miami Dadeland Mariott, 9090 South Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156. 

    Airports:  Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    (90 minute drive from the beautiful Florida Keys or 15 minutes from South Beach)

     

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Valencia College District Office, 5th Floor, 1768 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835
    Register

    Facilitation Graphics

    Engaging participants is more than showing them a power point presentation or a basic flip chart. 

    Bring your meeting to life using color, graphics and visuals to engage the senses. You don't need to be an artist to create attractive graphics and visuals.  

    During this half day session, we will explore the following:

    1. Marker basics - types, styles, widths, how to hold, warming up
    2. Tools of the trade - paper, tape, post its
    3. Using colors 
    4. Flip chart borders 
    5. Lettering basics
    6. Drawing basic shapes, containers and shadows
    7. Drawing people
    8. Thumb nail sketching and planning
    9. Practice and review
    Each participant registered in advance will receive a drawing pad, set of markers and workbook. 
    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Valencia College, District Office, 5th Floor, 1768 Park Center Drive, Orlando, Fl 32835
    • 24
    Register

    Description: Demonstrates proven ways to achieve group participation including effective conversations, gaining consensus and motivating action.  Teaches the three ToP Facilitation Methodologies that are the basis for all other ToP Courses. 

    1. The ToP® Focused Conversation: provides a context for meaningful communication. It is used to facilitate group discussions, which allow members to share diverse perspectives in a productive and non-confrontational way. 

    2. The ToP® Consensus Workshop: facilitates group consensus-based decisions that respect the diversity of perspectives within the group inspire individual action and move the group toward joint resolve and action. 

    3. The ToP® Action Planning Process: is used to plan an event or project.  This process clarifies and delineates the task and aligns the creativity, capabilities, interests, and resources of the group.  The group decides necessary actions, roles, and responsibilities.  The process builds trust, support enthusiasm, and consensus. 

    Outcomes:

    • Learn a structured process to lead a meaningful exchange of ideas and make crucial decisions together.
    • Learn proven methods to shape and ask questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion. 
    • Obtain a framework for any group process, from a small workshop to a multi-day conference. 
    • Obtain problem-solving techniques to bring many diverse ideas into a consensus. 
    • Develop action plans and strategies in a fraction of the time needed by traditional methods. 
    • See the three methods demonstrated.
    • Volunteers receive coaching in applying the methodologies through hands-on practice. 

    Agenda Day One

    Morning

    • Introductions/Overview on Facilitative Leadership
    • Introduction of the Focused Conversation Method
    • Demonstration of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Walk-Through of the Theory of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Preparation of Focused Conversations for Practice

    Afternoon

    • Practice of the Focused Conversation Method 
    • Introduction of the Consensus Workshop Method
    • Demonstration of the Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Walk-Through of the Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Application of the Consensus Workshop Method
    Agenda Day Two

    Morning

    • Review of the Methods and Applications 
    • Introduction of the Action Planning Method 
    • Demonstration of the Action Planning Method 
    • Walk-through of the Action Planning Method

    Afternoon

    • Applications of the Action Planning Method
    • Preparation for Practice of Consensus Workshop Method 
    • Small group practice sessions with debrief
    • Applications of Methods in a real situation

    Benefits:

    • Engage and motivate groups for action. 
    • Save time and money with increased productivity.
    • Increase confidence in facilitating team meetings. 
    • Heighten effectiveness in leading team communications and input sessions. 
    • Gain higher engagement, motivation and greater results from teams or community groups. 
    Who Should Take This Course:  
    • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
    • Those beginning their facilitation journey
    • Those who lead or attend many meetings
    • Organizational leaders and managers responsible for strategic and operational planning
    • Project managers responsible for organizational operations and project action campaigns
    • Local, state and federal leaders responsible for program development, project implementation, and policy formation. 

    Prerequisite:  None
    Length of Workshop:  2 days  8:30am - 5:00 pm 

    Course Length: Two days

    Trainers:   Laurie Dougherty

    Qualifies for CHES and MCHES Credits. 
    Qualifies for 14.5 CAE credits 
    Qualifies for 14.5 CM - Certified Planning Credits - American Planning Association

    Closest Hotel:  Hampton Inn - Closest to Universal, 5621 Windhover Drive, Orlando, FL 32819  Phone:  407-351-6716

    Airports:  Orlando
    (Stay awhile after and visit the Magic Kingdom)


Dougherty, Inc.
2388 SE 17th Terr., Homestead, Fl  33035
Phone:  888-400-1029  Email:  Laurie@Dougherty-Inc.com

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