Facilitative Leadership September 2015

Date: September 9, 2015 - September 11, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: St. Francis Retreat and Conference Center, Dewitt, MI
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 St. Francis Retreat and Conference Center, a comfortable retreat and conference center in DeWitt, Michigan.  The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. on day one 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 workshops help build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals. It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.

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.

Class size is limited to 24 participants. This allows time for every participant to practice facilitating and receive coaching and feedback in small groups. Due to the focused nature of the workshop, participants are asked to participate fully in the three days without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. You will apply what you’ve learned in practice facilitation sessions, in a safe and supportive environment.

The cost of this all inclusive retreat experience, provides two nights lodging, day one breakfast through day three lunch, and all materials for $650 for tax exempt employees and $665 for taxable employees.

There is typically a waiting list for this session, so please indicate as soon as you become aware if you are no longer able to attend, so that we may fill your seat. If you cancel and we can fill your seat, you will receive a full refund. Otherwise, you will be charged 50% of your registration cost if you cancel four weeks or less before the session.

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