Effective meetings lead to innovation, creativity, problem solving, motivation and commitment to following up on decisions. Good facilitation is key to unlocking the skills, knowledge and abilities of participants to make this happen.
All our facilitation training is based on Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment. This is an environment where people think well for themselves and are curious to find out more about other people’s ideas. We achieve this using simple techniques and changes in behaviour that are both learned and practised in the training course.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
If you need agile in your enterprise, either adopting first time or improving current practices Giles is your ‘go to’ person.
— Nick Cox, Head of Transformation at AltHAN
Our Training Approach
Meetings are critical to delivering a smooth flow of value to clients and to achieving the goals and strategy of organisations. Workshops, meetings and one-to-ones must be effective in face-to-face, remote and hybrid environments.
On arriving at organisations we often hear that meetings aren’t productive, not everyone contributes equally, the purpose gets lost and people leave with a sense of frustration that time and energy have been wasted.
We help you transform meetings to places where everyone plays a part and new ideas and solutions flow. As a result of this, concrete decisions are made and actions taken and followed through. This means expected outcomes are accomplished. Meetings also take less time.
We achieve this with small yet significant shifts in mindset and behaviour and with simple, consistently-applied techniques. Meetings become both productive and fun. Our facilitation and training are based on the powerful Time To Think framework. This is consistently shown to increase the extent to which people think well together.
Divergent thinking increases as people feel safe to participate in an environment where they are valued, equal and engaged. An environment where all participants have a shared sense of responsibility for the outcome of the meeting. A positive culture and motivation flow as people collaborate with a shared purpose.
We offer “Transforming Meetings” training programmes where participants learn and experience facilitation using the Time To Think framework. This leads to this way of working spreading throughout the organisation.
Who will benefit from this training?
Anyone who wants to facilitate effective, creative and motivating meetings.
Everyone who encourages innovation.
All who want to invest their time usefully in meetings.
Leaders looking to help teams to become high performing.
What you will receive
Increased effectiveness of workshops, meetings and one-to-ones in less time.
More creativity and generation of different, yet feasible, ideas.
Engaged and motivated onsite and remote workers collaborating as a team.
In-house facilitators able to achieve outcomes.
Why Choose Us
Our key focus with workshops, meetings and one-to-ones is value. We look to help participants think well for themselves, share their ideas and collaborate with each other. We look to create an environment where teams feel engaged, motivated and united. We have seven years experience of Think To Think facilitation and coaching across different organisations and departments.
We continually learn new ways to facilitate events with remote workers and continually adapt our approach. We enjoy seeing the positive impact that good facilitation has on the broader culture of organisations.