The Workshop: How to Facilitate High Performing Teams - Igniting Team Engagement, Alignment, and Results
Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16, 8 am to 5 pm, Wild Palms Hotel, Sunnyvale, California
Registration limited to 18.
Facilitators guide group process toward shared outcomes with high participation, ownership, creativity, and high value/ return on investiment. - Adapted from Principles of Facilitation by David Sibbet.
This two-day experiential workshop equips participants with the mindset, strategy, and tools to facilitate Agile and other teams in achieving their intended results. Takeaways include:
Where Does Facilitation Fit in an Agile Team's Journey?
In both Agile and traditional settings, effective facilitation can unlock significant capacity in teams, build ability to self-organize, and supports breakthroughs in quality, throughput, and innovation.
Good facilitation enables greater engagement, trust, alignment, and commitment among team members and their stakeholders. This supports results-focused decisions, team action, feedback, and adaptation, increasing the probability of exceptional team performance in environments of rapid change.
Who Needs a Facilitator’s Mindset, Strategy, and Skill?
You may apply for PDUs Available from PMI, and SEUs from Scrum Alliance
Day 1 Facilitator’s Role and Tools in an Agile Context
► Engaging Purposeful Participation & Collaboration
► Agile Team Challenges & the Path to High Performance
► Facilitating Scrum Ceremonies
Day 2 How to Create & Sustain High Team Performance
► How to Identify Stakeholders & Outcomes for Project or Product Team Meetings
► Facilitating Team Start-up or Reboot
► Growing and Sustaining Agile Team Performance
► Putting This Into Practice at Your Company
The Bottom Line: Achieving key business results while building the commitment, performance, and staying power of people on your team is the mark of great leadership. The mindset and tools of a facilitator can help you do this. We welcome your participation!
Refreshments, lunch, and tropical atmosphere included!
About the Workshop Leaders
Susan Berry, MA, and Randy Thomas, PhD, are Partners at Aligned for Results, LLC, where they help people craft a compelling vision for their company, team, or community, and use engaging processes to bring their vision to life.
As an experienced facilitator, instructor, and program manager, Susan’s quest is how to make the most of diversity while unleashing the energy of common intent. She draws on prior experience as UN World Health Organization Staff Development and Training Officer, Training Consultant for the US Office of Personnel Management, and Director of Ed/Tech Service for Rural Community Assistance Corporation, as well as training in facilitative leadership, advanced meeting facilitation and interactive conference design from Interaction Associates.
In addition to his research and technology background (a former Principal Investigator and fellow at UC Berkeley), Randy has taught and facilitated for approximately 30 years during work for UC, the UN, as visiting scholar and adjunct at several European Universities, and in private practice as a partner at Aligned for Results, LLC. Randy first became interested in team dynamics while working with development and engineering teams in the Bay Area and nationally in the 1970’s and ‘80s, and in subsequent years in both IT and non-IT contexts in the US and abroad.
Both are UC Berkeley Extension Agile Management Program grads, and have CSM®, CSPO®, NLP Practitioner, and Innovation Games® CCA certifications.
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Refund Policy: 90% of the workshop fee will be refunded for cancellations by August 6, 2014. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after that date. You may substitute another person if you can not come, if you let us know us know right away in advance of the workshop, and provide us their name, contact data, and their main aim for the workshop. Thank you.
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