Facilitative Leadership - March 2014

Date: March 25, 2014 - March 27, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
Contact: Bethany Prykucki: prykucki@anr.msu.edu Ann Chastain: chastain@anr.msu.edu

This three-day class focuses on creating an inclusive culture of collaborative learning in teams, communities and organizations.  It is for both new and experienced leaders, managers, facilitators and graduate students who would like to develop or improve their facilitative leadership skills. It takes place at the beautiful Kettunen Center, a comfortable 4-H retreat and conference center in a forest setting on a lake near Tustin, Michigan.  The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. on day 1 and ends by 3 p.m. on day three.  There are evening sessions on both the first and second days.

What is facilitative leadership?  Facilitative leadership helps build the capacity of a group or organization to use the collective gifts of its members.  It seeks to coordinate the actions of members, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.

The goal of the class is to provide experiential grounding in leading groups to have more effective and efficient meetings and work together in a positive and productive way. During the workshop participants practice skills in leading a group discussion, reaching consensus, encouraging creativity, setting outcome-based goals for meetings, keeping a group focused, and creating action plans. Every participant facilitates during the workshop and receives extensive written and verbal feedback from the instructors and colleagues in the course. All practice facilitations are based on real-world situations brought in by the participants.

Prior to the class registrants will be asked to sign up for a 90 minute interactive online session as an introduction to and background for facilitative leadership concepts.  A choice of times and dates will be announced.  

Class size is limited to either 18 or 24 participants.  This allows time for every participant to practice facilitating and receive coaching and feedback in small groups. If you register after the class is full we will email you to tell you that you are on the waiting list.  In that case, please save the dates!  We can usually accommodate several from the waiting list.

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