This one-day course is a part of our Foundations of Facilitation series, it includes two half-day modules that focus on engagement and encouraging healthy debate. These are described below:
Guiding Participant Engagement (Before, During, Between, and After Meetings and Workshops)
How well do you succeed in optimizing participant engagement throughout your collaborative processes? In many processes, meetings and workshops are used to generate great energy and ideas, however as soon as people leave the room this dissipates and engagement in the process quickly fades. So what can you do to guide and sustain participant engagement at optimal levels throughout a process?
In this module the trainers will help you think through and structure your own, bespoke answers to these questions – as you put in place an action plan to optimize participant engagement for greatest results – before, during, between and after meetings and workshops.
Encouraging Healthy Debate and Harmony
How do you make sure your desire for harmony doesn’t skew the process when debate may be beneficial / necessary? Or perhaps the challenge for you is rather how to make sure your desire for debate doesn’t hinder agreement and moving forward?
In this module we look at how to anticipate and explore potential areas of conflict. For instance, when debate and potential conflict is on the agenda, we look at how you can design for it using great techniques for exploring contentious issues whilst maintaining a generative group process. We consider also what to do when it arises, unanticipated. This course will give you the confidence to encourage healthy debate and also the know-how to stop debating (which may be something only a few of your participants are doing anyway) when it’s time to move things along harmoniously.