Leadership Through Facilitation
By Michael Wilkinson
This course contributes to the requirements for CMC certification with the
Core Competency focus area of
Influencing, Managing Others and Facilitation, Mastery level
$79 for IMC USA Members, $149 for non-Members
What’s the difference between
a manager and a leader?
- The Difference between a Manager and a Leader
- The Three Stages of Leadership Development
- The Fundamental Formula for Facilitation
- Leadership through Facilitation
These questions and more answered in this highly interactive session:
- What are the levels of leadership?
- How do you know if you are operating at Level 1, 2 or 3?
- What is a facilitative leader?
- What is different about the way a facilitative leader operates?
Learn insights into your leadership level
Bring out the leader in others
Whether you are heading up a Fortune 500 company, running a department, or just managing a team, these concepts are building blocks for successful leadership!
Why this workshop? In the past, many leaders viewed their role as setting direction, allocating resources, and focusing personnel on achieving that direction. Yet a major shift has been occurring in the workplace. Leaders are recognizing the benefit of inspiring employees, rather than command and control. Employees are seeking to participate in the decision-making, and not just be impacted by it. No longer willing to be just pairs of hands and feet, employees are looking to understand where their organizations are going and to influence the paths taken to get there.
This shift in the workplace is requiring a new set of leadership skills. Leaders must be able to facilitate rather than dictate. They must understand how to inspire people, build trust, manage group interaction and utilize consensus-building strategies. Leadership through Facilitation lays the foundation for these skills and more.
Mr. 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.