Faciliation services for your company conference, strategic retreat, team building programme, planning meeting, team seminar, training design or focus group
"As a facilitator, I see my key role is to bring people together towards a common purpose ... creating the conditions that will make it easy for the people involved to fully express their ideas, fears, dreams and aspirations for themselves or their business and to extend and lift their thinking. This is how knowledge is created and put to good use." Kaye Paardekooper, Senior Consultant.
Prior to your meeting or conference we help you to clarify exactly what your meeting or conference needs to achieve.
Will your team programme benefit from using an external professional facilitator?
Do you want more open discussion around your plans and ideas? Is this an opportunity to engage in dialogue to get to a deeper understanding of the issues facing your company or get to know each other better? Do you need to be more creative, out of the box or blue sky as a team? Are there some people within the group that usually dominate the discussion or some that are quiet and do not participate? Does your team need a more effective way of drawing out ideas, issues or making decisions?
Use these questions to decide if your team event will benefit from having an external facilitator.
From this starting point, we design "HOW" we will achieve your objectives. What framework will we use for your conference or meeting, the formats, activities and tools we will use and the venue itself. We discuss not only the business context for the event but also the human context, identify areas where we can take opportunities to develop and grow people and your business. Our facilitators are not part of your usual team dynamic, politics or day to day working relationship. This brings a different perspective to the team and is useful for challenging paradigms and moving things forward.
Finally, we will follow-up with you and your team after the session to ensure that your plans, agreements and promises made at the meeting are on track.