The Seven Separators of Great Facilitation
By Michael Wilkinson
This course contributes to the requirements for CMC certification with the
Core Competency focus area of
Project Management and Facilitation, Mastery level
$79 for IMC USA Members, $149 for non-Members
What is it that separates great facilitators from good ones?
Sure, every facilitator needs to know about
establishing ground rules, using the appropriate tools and
maintaining a safe environment.
But are there a set of skills that seem to distinguish the
best facilitators from the rest of the pack?
We say, "Yes!” As facilitator trainers and practitioners, we have had the opportunity to train and work with over 8500 facilitators since releasing The Facilitator’s Methodology tm over a decade ago. While some facilitators were beginners, most were experienced, and many were very experienced. It is through working with this wide variation in proficiency that we have identified what we believe are the seven key skills that seem to separate the "top” facilitators from the "good” ones.In this workshop, the principal author of The Secrets of Facilitation will share the "Seven Separators” and will cover over a dozen techniques that you can begin using immediately to improve your facilitation.
Michael WilkinsonMr. Wilkinson is the Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc. - a leadership training and strategy consulting firm specializing in group facilitation. He is considered a national leader in the facilitation industry.
Author of The Secrets of Facilitation, The Secrets to Masterful Meetings and Buying Styles.
~Board member of the National Institute for Facilitation.
~Founder of the National Facilitator Database.
~One of the first five Certified Master Facilitators in North America.
~Named Facilitator of the Year in 2003 by Southeast Association of Facilitators.
Active in both the private and public sectors, he has provided leadership training and strategy development assistance to such diverse organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, Unisys, Sears, EPA, CDC, KPMG Peat Marwick, and the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Wilkinson is a much sought after facilitator, trainer and speaker, both in the U.S. and around the globe. He has completed international assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Singapore, Sydney and Wellington. Past participants have commented that his dynamic presentation style, combined with his unique insights, make for an intense, power-packed session.
Prior to Leadership Strategies, Mr. Wilkinson spent six years with ADP and eight years in the information technology practice of Ernst & Young's Manage¬ment Consulting Group. He is a High Honors graduate from Dartmouth and resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta.