(that happen in most meetings)...and how to deal with them

Wednesday, May 27th
@ 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
A 90-min clinic using Zoom

They interrupt. They won’t join in. The monologuer is doing it again. Something feels tense. There’s a power struggle. Oh, no...not this again… We’ll never get through the agenda at this rate.

And it goes on from there. We’re sure you can relate.

Gatherings of people are complex because people are complex, and when we get together in groups, the complexity of our relationships, personalities and agendas is laid out bare for all to see (except, usually, ourselves).

Add technology, a bit of uncertainty, and a dash of emotion, and YIKES, we are off to the races!

The good news is, the typical struggles you experience when leading or facilitating a group are totally normal, and utterly commonplace.

What’s more, there is a pattern in the chaos of all the difficult things that often happen in meetings. Which means there’s lots of simple adaptations we can make to bounce back, soothe the nerves, and get things back on track to keep everyone rolling. Come join us for a lifting of the hood where we’ll take a good, clear look at the common difficulties meeting facilitators are always juggling, and how best to manage yourself so you can manage all of it with grace.

Join us for a 90-min live, interactive, zoom-based clinic that will:

  • Share practical insights and advice for responding to common difficulties.
  • Offer a simple framework that puts all the challenges in context - and in relationship to your role as the facilitator.
  • Suggest principles for how you can better respond to anything that is challenging for you.
  • Divulge our single best way to bounce back from (almost) all mishaps.

Our team of sincere, well-seasoned, wise, and appropriately-rascally facilitative leaders will share what we’ve learned over decades of wrangling the most unruly, uncooperative, and unpleasant groups. Just kidding! ...Not really! But seriously — we’ll share our most illustrative facilitation failures, take a big picture look at the landscape of facilitator challenges, and illuminate the way we work with ourselves and the group to flip a challenge into a source of greater energy, connection, and engagement.

We’ll share with you how we work with difficulty in three dimensions:


Bring order to chaos


Bring the energy in


Be better

And we’ll give you an opportunity to self-assess your most recent facilitator challenge, get insights from the group, and leave with a newly-empowered confidence so you can handle it better the next time.

What are we going to do?

Together, we’ll bond over our facilitator nightmares while expanding your inner and outer toolkits by:

  • Increasing your willingness to experience and adapt to failure
  • Offering you a way to make quick sense of unexpected challenges
  • Sharing a selection of core skills for addressing each of the biggest types of facilitator challenges (we call these the facilitator “rebound” skills)
  • Suggesting practices you can start using to improve your skills immediately
  • Leaving you with a palpable sense of relief and camaraderie knowing that you’re not alone, not crazy, and are fully equipped to handle the next difficulty that comes your way!

To join the clinic, register below.

We are acutely aware that these times are creating economic turbulence and uncertainty for many.

To support accessibility, we are inviting you to select the contribution level below that works best for your economic context. The experience & materials will be the same for everyone.

*All registered participants will receive a recording and materials*

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email from us with pre-clinic prep steps to complete, and your access information for the zoom-based clinic.

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You will receive the course: including 4.5 hours of videos, course materials from each of the 6 modules and a three session coaching process. Your coach will help you to develop your skills and address specific challenges you’re facing. They provide tailored, one-on-one support in how to negotiate some of the most complicated issues facing you and your team, and build lasting capacity. Receive personalized support for learning, making key distinctions and application: • Three sessions with your Ten Directions coach • Supportive skills practice and feedback • Multimodal learning • An accountability structure to keep the learning process focused and efficient Coaching sessions are scheduled at your convenience, following module 2, 4 and 6. 3 Coaching Sessions plus the Inclusion 2.0 Course

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