Benefit from an environment where everyone can contribute.
Are you experiencing slow death by meetings? Are meetings mushy, unproductive and frustrating? Are they lifeless updates, wasted on unimportant topics, or looking for approval of decisions already made? Does real discussion happen only in the hallway or parking lot after the meeting? Believe it or not, engagement, healthy conflict, and real results are possible for your organization when you partner with an experienced facilitator.
We believe effective structure and supportive facilitation can transform meetings from a necessary evil to a vital way to accomplish work, bringing out the best in everyone for the organization. With just enough structure, all participants - including the leader - are able to engage fully.
Leaders don't have to worry about the process. Instead they can focus on the results needed for the organization. Everyone is able to be passionate about their ideas and at the same time be open to others. Issues preventing forward progress are surfaced and addressed. The group comes to a joint commitment around what will work best going forward. People walk away knowing the next steps, and what they need to do to make them happen.
This program includes a pre-meeting to co-create the agenda and process with the leader. Meeting facilitation can include onsite or remote participants. Results from the meeting are captured and provided to the leader in a debrief with observations and suggested next steps for continuous improvement.
Types of meetings
We specialize in convening diverse groups to work together on a common challenge. Meetings can be used to organize, brainstorm around opportunities and challenges, get to the heart of a situation, or keep everyone on track and aligned. We help clients with one time meetings, as well as creating or improving regular ongoing meetings. Examples of groups and types of meetings we support include:
- Board of Directors retreat to set a new direction
- Organizations coming together around a common goal
- Executive staff planning next year's business
- Leadership team working through a difficult situation
- Staff aligning on day to day, tactical, and strategic topics
- Employees engaging around issues facing the business
- Project teams coordinating on progress and issues
What you can expect to get
- Work through issues, explore situations, find solutions
- People offer their perspectives and feel heard
- Everyone knows the next steps and their part to get there
Please contact us to see if this program is right for your organization. We are committed to doing what’s best for our clients’ success, and our exploratory conversations are always free.