Leading, managing and facilitating group discussions is, potentially, the most important leadership and professional competency of our time. (READ THAT LINE AGAIN.)
Organizations and collective communities today are trying to name, define and solve highly complex issues and problems. This effort requires skill and intention to be effective. Professionals who are effective in this area understand and appreciate that big problems and issues can only be addressed by harnessing the cognitive diversity that is present in diverse stakeholder groups. Whether that is a collective impact effort, a cross-organizational collection of department representatives or a new program team, professionals today need strategies that prepare for and address very predictable pitfalls of group process and conflict.
This new CNM offering is an experiential training to provide participants with tools needed to form dynamic and resilient teams. For professionals looking for new tools to engage diverse participants and support their teams to durable decision-making, this class is a must. Join us for a full day of experiential skill-building on dynamic teaming- leave with a tool-box full of exercises and strategies to support your dynamic teams through the challenging problem-solving and decision-making ahead.
Topics Addressed: Facilitating teaming and team-building,leading groups in difficult conversations, Collective Impact group process tools
Course Level: Introductory
Who should attend: Any professional who leads or works with groups, managers, team leads, CNM Members working toward their Collective Impact certificate
Method of Facilitation: Interactive, group discussion, role play
This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:
- Learn strategies and best practices for forming and supporting group decision-making
- Understand common pitfalls in having difficult conversations
- Practice having critical teaming conversations that support dynamic communication, problem-solving and feedback
- Understand the need for skillful teaming in the context of Collective Impact
This workshop is slightly longer than CNM's standard workshop and runs from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with half an hour for lunch. If you will not be able to stay and participate in the entire session, please contact CNM prior to registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.