Through the use of a facilitator, your team can focus on identifying the desired results, as well as developing an action plan for success. This will be achieved by using an efficient, systematic approach. Mindful Matters will engage with you to analyzing the specific needs of your team to determine a clear purpose as you move forward. Together, we will pre-plan and design your event to meet the objectives of your team.
A facilitator, who is not a member of the team ensures efficient time management and provides members of your team a neutral environment to express their thoughts and ideas.
Facilitation is also effective when you want to:
- Have participants solve problems, analyze issues and make decisions collectively
- Shift ownership and commitment levels to the group
- Deal with group dynamics
- Facilitate an intervention that will improve meeting or team effectiveness
- Get participants to create action plans
Some examples of when to use a facilitator include:
- Strategic Planning: to establish direction and gain commitment
- Change Management: to assist an organization to navigate change
- Process Reengineering: to identify opportunities to enhance or change existing processes
- SWOT Analysis: to identify the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threat of a team
- Issue Resolution: to gain agreement on how to address a problem
- Team Building: to address internal strife hampering team performance
- Employee Engagement: to gain employee or public input on initiatives
- Meeting Transformation: to improve meeting effectiveness
- Board Meeting Facilitation: to extract a wider breadth of valuable expertise and knowledge
- Conference Facilitation: a guide event and manage participant discussions
- Focus Groups: to gain valuable feedback on a specific topic
The benefits of using a facilitator include:
- Ensures the outcome of the session is owned by the group and can be implemented
- Enables groups to channel their expertise to achieve the results they seek in the time available
- Encourages full participation so no one dominates the agenda.
- Allows for a flexible, realistic, and transparent approach, while recognizing and capitalizing on the differing styles and strengths of the group to get the results needed.
“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work”