Facilitative Leadership - September 2018

Date: September 11, 2018 - September 13, 2018
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688
Contact: Julia Darnton, darntonj@msu.edu, Emily Proctor, proctor8@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 Kettunen Center, a comfortable 4-H retreat and conference center in a forest setting on a lake near Tustin, Michigan. The workshop begins at 9:15 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. The schedule does not accommodate participants being absent during the training to attend events or meetings off-site. Please plan accordingly. 

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 60-90 minute interactive online pre-session as an introduction to and background for facilitative leadership concepts. A choice of times and dates will be announced via email to 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.

If you register and need to cancel for any reason, please contact us. There is a $250.00, non-refundable, cancellation fee for anyone cancelling after Aug. 21, 2018 - three weeks prior to the beginning of the training.  

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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