FoCuSeD™ On... | Class Abstract | 3 days PDF Print E-mail

Trainer: Gary Rush, IAF CPF

 

FoCuSeD Facilitation "We know that anyone can be successful if they are able to guide their group through a facilitated process to accomplish their task. They produce better results that have the buy-in of all stakeholders enabling the greatest chance of success."


 

FoCuSeD On Facilitation Training

This 3-day highly interactive class teaches you not only "how to"; it also teaches you to understand the "why" so that you can perform effectively. FoCuSeD guides you, enabling you to plan the emotional group cycle along with the workshop/meeting process enabling communication to create collaborative useful solutions - one without the other is fruitless. This class covers People Skills, basic Process Design, etc. It covers effective Facilitator skills and tools necessary to facilitate the overall business management strategy into the product solutions so needed for business success - achieving support and commitment from stakeholders. It helps build your skills and confidence - it develops Collaborative Leaders.

 

This facilitation training class is ideal for anyone working in project management, Six Sigma, TQM, and other quality initiatives.

 

Until FoCuSeD, facilitation techniques have been either about process or people skills. FoCuSeD contains a unique concept for developing structured agendas with an understanding of the two parallel developments occurring, "the workshop/meeting process and emotional group cycle", that must be holistically planned to achieve collaborative useful solutions. It is not sufficient to select a workshop/meeting agenda and then insert exercises in different steps and hope that it works. See It's time to get FoCuSeD™.

 

FoCuSeD provides guidance as well as specific tested structured agendas to enable consistency in any type of workshop/meeting. FoCuSeD is an approach to information gathering where group workshops/meetings replace individual interviews. FoCuSeD fully integrates methodologies with communication and group dynamics to derive consensus-based information.


"The FoCuSeD On... class devotes 50% of class time to People Skills and 50% of class time to Process Skills providing balanced, holistic learning."


We believe that the process to build agendas and deal with people is the same whether you are dealing with business, technical, or any type of subject. We believe that theory is needed and teach it to provide a background. We teach specific "how to"; we provide detailed People and Process tools and, as an IAF CPF Assessor, Gary covers the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies and what students need to learn to achieve them. To be a successful Facilitator you learn by doing. In our class students practice 40% of the class time and receive comprehensive assessments along with a recorded session facilitated by the student.logo


This class is available on-site anywhere in the world. Please contact us for additional information, pricing, and scheduling.

 


"The best instructor I've had in 37 years of Federal Service."
Chris, Senior Analyst and Facilitator (FoCuSeD™ On... alumnus)

 

FoCuSeD On... Guide

FoCuSeD™ On… Guide by Gary Rush, IAF CPF. A comprehensive reference manual in which Gary shares his step-by-step process so that students can replicate his practices.

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Some Key Features are:

 

  • Comprehensive Facilitator Tools.
  • Cookbook Processes fully described using an Annotated Agenda format.
  • Our unique FoCuSeD™ Holistic Parallel Process Development – this critical process enables the Facilitator to seamlessly integrate the workshop/meeting process to build a product parallel to the emotional group cycle.

 


Class Abstract

Duration

Three (3) Days


Abstract

This class covers People Skills, basic Process Design, etc. It covers effective Facilitator Skills and tools necessary to facilitate the overall business management strategy into the product solutions so needed for business success - achieving support and commitment from stakeholders.

 

  • What is Facilitation? What is the history? When is it used?
  • What do Facilitators do? How does this fit with your job?
  • How do you deal with people - the good, the bad, and the ugly?
  • Where do diversity, inclusivity, and thinking/learning styles fit?
  • How do you design a Holistic Process?
  • How do you build an effective Annotated Agenda?
  • How do you fit facilitated workshops/meetings into projects using different methods - e.g., Waterfall, Agile, etc.?

Objectives

FoCuSeD On… is designed so that the students will be able to:

 

  • Perform as effective FoCuSeD™ Facilitators immediately upon completion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of FoCuSeD, its components and processes.
  • Know "how to" incorporate their new skills and tools to enhance their job skills.
  • Facilitate a variety of workshops/meetings.
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency in basic facilitation skills.
  • Use effective FoCuSeD Facilitator skills in business and in life.
  • Understand the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies and what they need to learn to achieve them. See IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator | The Process

Material

Each student receives:

 

  • PDF version of the FoCuSeD™ On… Guide by Gary Rush, IAF CPF
  • Class handouts with agenda and exercises.
  • A recording of one workshop facilitated by the student.
  • Confidential Assessment and a Class Certificate of Completion.