In this 5-day workshop, you'll be introduced to a comprehensive model for facilitation, one that balances “hard” and “soft” skills. Using hands-on, multi-modal approaches, we’ll take you beyond theory to walk the path of mastery using a holistic set of 20 facilitation competencies. These competencies are based on a new model encompassing twenty archetypes of the integral facilitator, informed by the "integral" philosophy of … [Continue Reading]
Collaboration is an art and science whose time has come.. Overall, 36% of a company’s profitability, innovation, quality, and growth are due to its Collaboration Index. —Frost and Sullivan White Paper Sponsored by Verizon and Microsoft— 76% of employers want their people to have teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings. —How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in … [Continue Reading]
This workshop goes beyond typical facilitation trainings. Here are some highlights of what to expect from attending this workshop: - You will learn a holistic approach to solving problems in groups rather than just a set of tools. Many facilitators know how to use sticky dots and post it notes…they tend to focus on the process of facilitation as an end in itself. With a more comprehensive approach, we assess the … [Continue Reading]
This workshop will serve you best if you have at least some basic facilitation and leadership experience. It will offer you the attitudes and hands-on practice you need to serve in the role of facilitator with increased confidence, and will help expand your self-knowledge and ability to self-manage; skills critical to your success as a leader. If you are an experienced facilitator, this is your chance to take your existing … [Continue Reading]
"This was transformational - both at a personal and a professional level. This workshop gave me a new toolkit, one of which I draw upon in my personal and professional life. This week was one of the most impactful weeks I've had in my professional career." --2012 Workshop Participant-- I want to let you know I facilitated a meeting yesterday that was like no other. I used many of the tools I learned from you in January. Over … [Continue Reading]
"I can honestly say that this workshop transformed my approach to dealing with myself, group dynamics, teaching, and everyday problem solving. I could sing the course praises that would cover the Skagit River shorelines, but I think the best approach would be to experience it yourself!" --2009 Workshop Participant-- My sister and I attended the JOFC Workshop in June, 2009 in Madison. Her work life has been transformed by the … [Continue Reading]
Over the past five years, we've collected a wealth of feedback from participants. Here is a summary of what they've told us: Usefulness: Over 86% said that they use … [Read More...]
See how you rank according to our Facilitator’s Self-Assessment: a comprehensive model of facilitation based on the 20 Archetypes of the Integral Facilitator
I’ve used various techniques from the workshop each day. Today I had an impromptu meeting that would have made me pull my hair out before this training. The meeting started with about 5 people talking at the same time and half the issues were unrelated. I made everyone take a step back and state the goal, we then took a minute to agree on process and created an agenda. We dropped unnecessary conversations and achieved our goal. It seriously kicked ass, I wish you could have been there! Everyone said that they were really happy with the meeting at the end. Thank you, thank you.
The other night when I got home, I found myself being a much better dad. I don’t know a stronger way to say thank you than to share that.
From pre-workshop activities to workshop flow, structure, and themes (and a bit of everything in between), the learning, teaching, and deep conversation that occurs is well worth the time and investment whether you are in the IT world, janitor, a facilitator, consultant, musical busker, farmer…everyone, I feel, comes away with an enriched experience.