Lead better, faster, more productive meetings now! Improve your facilitation skills with our five Basic Facilitation Skills videos taught by Terrence Metz, Lead Facilitation Instructor at MG RUSH Facilitation Training. Terrence will walk you step by step showing how, why, and where to use each tool in the meeting process.
#1 How To Facilitate Alignment Using Power Balls And A Decision Matrix
Building consensus around proper alignment helps groups identify gaps, omissions, overkill, and to confirm the appropriateness and balance of their action plan.
#2 How To Facilitate Consensual Prioritization with a Decision Matrix:
This tool supports decision-making at all levels. It can be viewed as the ‘logic’ behind all decisions, providing the rational for both the support and reasons to de-select or de-emphasize one of the options.
#3 Transform Your Responsibility Matrix into a GANTT Chart
Create a GANTT chart when the discussion or meeting deliverable focuses on WHO is responsible for WHAT; aka, Responsibility Matrix or Roles & Responsibilities. The person that steps up to accept 'Responsibility' is likely the best person to have a clue about estimating WHEN something may be completed, HOW MUCH extra money may be required to complete it, and the HOW MUCH estimated labor (FTE) is required.
#4 Guardian of Change: How to Communicate Meeting Results
When stakeholders ask meeting participants, “What happened in the meeting?” It’s a good idea to sound like all attended the same meeting. To ensure that participants harmonize their “elevator speech” (also known as coffee pot, issue bin, and other 30-second synopsis of events or issues), quickly facilitate and get the group to agree on what they are going to tell their superiors and other stakeholders when asked.
#5 How to Facilitate Open Issues Using a Parking Lot - or as we prefer to call it - a Refrigerator
There are various ways of describing open issues that develop during meetings. Other terms used by organizations include Issue Bin, Coffee Pot, Water Cooler, Elevator Speech, Limbo, Chestnuts, Popcorn, and our favorite, Refrigerator ( a term used in the Middle East because the items temporarily stored there can be preserved and cooked up later ). Regardless of the term you use, or the phrase that is embraced by your organizational culture, open issues need to be managed properly rather than left unattended as a list of items without context or assigned next steps.
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