Facilitative Leadership - September 2016

Date: September 14, 2016 - September 16, 2016
Time: See description.
Location: Louhelen Baha'i School - Retreat and Conference Center, 3208 S State Rd, Davison Township, MI 48423
Contact: Julia Darnton, darntonj@anr.msu.edu; Ann Chastain, chastain@anr.msu.edu; Kim Chung, kchung@msu.edu

This three-day class 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 Louhelen Baha’i School - Retreat and Conference Center. 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 until after 8 p.m.

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 up to 25 participants. This allows time for every participant to practice facilitating and receive coaching and feedback in small groups.  The cost of the event is $665.00 and includes sales tax.  If your organization is exempt from sales tax, you will need to furnish a copy of your exemption paperwork to the organizers.  There is a cancellation fee of $250.00 that is non-refundable if we cannot fill your spot for the course. If you choose to register after the class is full you may join the waiting list. In that case, please save the dates! We can usually accommodate several from the waiting list.

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