Developing Team Facilitation and Leadership Skills Workbook
How effective are your team meetings? How skilled are your team leaders at leading meetings and facilitating group decision making? Do you effectively use your meeting time, or do you often find your group going off on tangents? How often do team members argue over opinions instead of facts, or spend time listening to just one or two team members dominate the agenda?
The “Developing Team Facilitation and Leadership Skills” workbook is designed to help team leaders improve their personal team facilitation and leadership skills in a high impact way. Exploring and practicing the skills presented in this workbook will help you evaluate and improve your team facilitation and leadership skills. For best results, consider using an experienced coach to guide your facilitation technique workouts to accelerate effective skill development.
Who can benefit from using this facilitation skills workbook?
This workbook is designed to help any team leader (1) reduce meeting waste, (2) increase meeting effectiveness, (3) put more effective process improvements in place, and (4) conduct higher quality incident investigations. It is used as part of a three-day ‘Developing Team Facilitation and Leadership Skills” practice field that Kevin McManus developed to help leaders at any level become more effective event facilitators.
The team facilitation skills and tools you will read about and practice will help you waste less meeting time. Well-facilitated team events gain more from the different perspectives on the team and arrive at more effective solutions. You will spend less time in formal meetings, and you will get better results from the meeting time you do invest.
The ideas in this facilitation skills workbook will help you learn how to:
- Manage group dynamics, and in turn, get more from your teams in less time
- Identify the personal skills that are necessary for effective team facilitation and process team leadership
- Reduce the amount of time and money that you spend in meetings, and still get more meeting value
- Use effective team leadership and facilitation skills to enhance investigation or problem solving quality and timeliness
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Who created this facilitation skills workbook?
The “Developing Team Facilitation and Leadership Skills” workbook was designed by Kevin McManus, who has served as an industrial engineer, Production Manager, Plant Manager, and Director of Quality during his 38-year business career. He has facilitated over 500 performance improvement workshops, and he has been teaching the TapRooT® root cause analysis process internationally for fourteen years. Kevin is currently serving a three-year term on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award judges panel, and he has served as a national Examiner, Senior Examiner, or Alumni Examiner in 18 prior years. Kevin writes the monthly Performance Improvement column for Industrial and Systems Engineer magazine.
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