ALL THE DIFFICULT THINGS
(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:
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
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:
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.
Questions? Shoot us a note anytime at:
“Thank you for pivoting and forging ahead with this. It provided much needed sanity as we head into the rapids. I was particularly struck by - and greatly enjoyed - the diversity that existed within the facilitation team (tone, energy, personality, style). Each member brought something unique!”
“Your openness and commitment to our learning enhanced everything we did. I felt completely held by you all throughout the session.”
“You modeled an effective virtual meeting and taught me a variety of ways to engage my audience. I used what I learned in my next meeting, and I felt it was as effective as an in person meeting.Thank you!”
“It was really helpful to see how you all modeled fluidity, adaptiveness and responsiveness. I learned so much simply from being a part of the training.”
“The facilitators from Ten Direction are awesome - caring and proficient. They were modeling what they taught us which it's very important to me.”
“I got just as much out of your facilitation as I did from the class material. The way that you handled the virtual environment was great and I definitely took many things away I will be using going forward. Thank you!”
This session was a great experience in exploring on-line facilitation. While this was a short session at 90 minutes, it was jam-packed with interesting techniques, effectively modelled by the facilitators. The session was an excellent learning opportunity and I look forward to more offerings from Ten Directions.
“Beautifully facilitated with authenticity, humor, vulnerability, transparency and masterful sharing of the content and the leadership!”
Ten Directions has a unique approach that offers both philosophy as well as tactics that bring a fresh approach to facilitation. If you are looking to add creativity and expand options for your meetings - in-person or virtual - you should learn with Rebecca and her team.
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"This session was a great experience in exploring on-line facilitation. While this was a short session at 90 minutes, it was jam-packed with interesting techniques, effectively modelled by the facilitators. The session was an excellent learning opportunity and I look forward to more offerings from Ten Directions."