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Facilitation Skills for Meaningful Discussions and Powerful Outcomes

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Impact HUB Board room 1877 Broadway, Ste 100 Boulder, CO 80302

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Take your skills to the next level with this interactive seminar designed for SVP Partners wanting to facilitate meaningful conversations and drive results. Learn more in this interactive PARTNER BOOTCAMP session, part of SVP’s professional development offerings designed just for Boulder County Partners.

About the Session:

Partners will learn more about the unique role of a facilitator, and the competencies that make for successful facilitation. Whether working on an Investee project or internal SVP Committee, these are skills all Partners require from brainstorming through decision-making.

Partners will learn how to set up an environment for safe discussion; fully engage participants; tap into collective wisdom; gain agreement; and identify steps for action towards desired goals. In addition, we will explore challenging facilitation situations, as well as how to modify your facilitation approach to best suit the needs of the group and/or achieve desired outcomes. Session objectives include:

  • Understand how to structure effective agendas and prepare for successful discussions.
  • Explore approaches that balance participation, address group & individual dynamics, keep discussions engaged and on track, and move conversations forward.
  • Address challenges, accountability, and follow-through.

About our Presenter:

An SVP Boulder County Partner, and Executive Coach, Senior Facilitator and Consultant at Integrated Work, Sue Brundege specializes in working with mission-driven leaders on strengthening organizational performance, communicating for results, and creating collaborative, productive teams. As a certified coach, Sue works with leaders at all levels to improve leadership confidence and competence; develop stronger communication skills; and manage both people and projects to successful outcomes. Sue is also a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, qualified in reviewing and interpreting DISC behavioral profile reports to improve both communication and teamwork.

Sue has owned her own company, coaching entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses. Sue also facilitates leadership meetings and retreats for a variety of clients and purposes, including strategic planning, teambuilding, leadership development, and peer learning. She also conducts facilitation training to help leaders and employees conduct meaningful, engaging, and productive meetings. In addition, she has provided organizational development consulting for a major healthcare system, including leadership coaching and communication skills training, and has provided communication training and technical proposal management for a Fortune 500 engineering firm.

SVP is focused on building the capacity of Boulder County’s nonprofit sector, and developing the philanthropy of its citizens. We invite current and former SVP Partners to join us for this PARTNER BOOTCAMP series, with sessions offered quarterly.

Supplementing Partner involvement in our grants process or the volunteer time Partner-consultants provide area nonprofits, these professional development sessions include topics meant to increase capacity skills, and develop philanthropic awareness among the SVP membership.