Integral Facilitator Essentials
(R)evolutionizing meetings and the people who lead them
Really excellent meetings do more than just get the job done or make sure everyone has a chance to speak.
They don’t sacrifice efficiency for participation, or stifle engagement in favor of structure. Instead, they bring together the best techniques for getting buy in and achieving outcomes.
And they aren’t slave to oppressive structures or limiting decision rules. They use enough structure to provide clarity and direction, while offering space for vital creativity that liberates people to perform at their best.
(R)evolutionized meetings are energizing, enjoyable, and enlivening—which makes them more effective at producing meaningful outcomes.
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A lot of people can facilitate okay meetings.
Facilitating really excellent meetings starts with a solid foundation in meeting essentials—structure, process, purpose, and design. And it comes to life when the facilitator can relax, be creative, and invite others to do the same.
Integral Facilitator® Essentials™ teaches the must-have skills and techniques for anyone who cares about leading more effective, productive and enjoyable meetings.
Who should attend:
Anyone responsible for convening groups—be they small and casual or high-stakes and complex—can benefit from becoming a more skilled, creative and confident meeting facilitator. Integral Facilitator attracts participants who are:
- Project managers and coordinators
- Educators and trainers
- Change agents
Integral Facilitator® Essentials is an experiential professional program. Our lauded methodology provides 3 days of direct instruction, hands-on practice, peer feedback, and personal skills coaching delivered in a sophisticated and lively learning environment.
At the end of three days participants will leave well-equipped to:
- Design and lead effective meetings
- Move groups along with energy and momentum
- Lead ideation, agreements and decision making, and planning for action
- Resolve simple issues and handle basic conflicts
- Enliven meetings with creativity and pleasure
- Bring greater relaxation and openness to group process
Participants will polish and refine their skills in:
- Deep Listening
- Insightful Questioning
- Artful Reframing
- Building Culture and Rapport
- Facilitating Energized Discussions
- Ideation and Brainstorming
- Evaluating Options
- Decision Making protocols
- Resolving simple conflicts
- Action Planning
- Meeting Evaluation
Dave JaquesAgile Consultant
Next Stage Facilitation has given me a deeper understanding of groups and greater self awareness—which leads to better communications and richer relationships. As an Agile Coach, this is the best gift I could give to myself and the people I serve. This training is beautiful, complete and deep.
Mike GibsonAssistant Director, Center for Agile Technology, University of Texas
The quality of the instructors and the caliber of the students participating in the course created an eye-opening learning experience. What is being developed here is transformative — certainly for individuals, but more importantly this perspective can transform organizations and the world for the better.
Krista BarbourLeadership Consultant
“The Integral Facilitator Certificate Program completely changes the game of facilitation. This training incorporates so many unique and powerful aspects that teaches the practitioner to work at entirely new levels: shifting from just simply facilitating a group, to being able to hold a greater space that allows for true transformation and evolution to occur.”
Francois BeauregardCEO, Agile Developer
“Being in the Integral Facilitator Certificate program continuously fuels my inspiration and capacity of being in service to the miracle of coming together. Profound and practical, this program is simply amazing!”
Tremeur BalbousIntegral Coach, Agile Trainer
“This has been my best experience ever in a 3 day training. Diane is an amazing facilitator! I’m currently figuring out how to get myself in the 1 year program as the 3 days were so exciting and promising in terms of my personal growth.”