ASP Nonprofit Center for Excellence First Mondays Series
Date & Time: November 6, 2017, 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)
Discussion Topic: Strategic Planning Facilitation Skills: Tapping Group Wisdom and Stimulating Imagination for Proactive Planning
Facilitated by: Loren Tarentino, President, Loren Tarentino Consulting, Inc., and Global Partner with the Haines Center for Strategic Management
Well, that was a royal waste of time! How many times have you left a meeting and either thought this yourself or heard another say it aloud? Meetings ARE a waste of time . . . IF they are not effectively guided through a series of important processes that ensure group input is focused and balanced. Unfortunately, facilitation skills are seldom taught intentionally, seldom studied and implemented with finesse, and usually ignored as a field of study for strategic planning and change. Yet, it is one of the most important and powerful tools leaders can use to lead and manage strategy in a disruptive world. In November, the First Mondays discussion will explore facilitation techniques considering the following questions:
How can a leader guide critical strategic planning work with a team in situations when:
- a single voice dominates the conversation,
- hostility overtakes content,
- the focus becomes blurred, or
- there no is cohesive structure and process to ensure success.
The discussion will be moderated by Loren Tarentino, an ASP Certified Management Professional with more than three decades of experience. Loren is a coach, master facilitator, and project management expert who specializes in strategic leadership consulting.
Participation in First Mondays is free but registration is required to participate. We anticipate a large crowd for this discussion so we encourage you to reserve your seat quickly. Registrants will receive an email with connection information on the day of the discussion.
In December, First Mondays will return to the topic of facilitation skills with a discussion moderated by Sheridan Barker, who is also a Global Partner with the Haines Center for Strategic Management. Watch for details in the next issue of the Strategic Edge.
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