Workshop

Advanced Facilitation Workshop

You’ll get facilitation tips and tricks and learn how to incorporate these techniques into everyday meetings.

In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on class, you’ll sharpen your facilitation skills through practice and peer feedback. Daniel and I will lead you through various methods, teaching why and how they work.

You’ll get facilitation tips and tricks and learn how to incorporate these techniques into everyday meetings. You’ll end the day with a new way of looking at facilitating and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism. It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing internal resources that you can draw on to be a master facilitator.

Date

August 6, 2019

Time

11am-3pm CST​

Location

Live Online

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What to expect

What to expect

The class will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll have the chance to try new facilitation approaches in a safe space. We won’t just talk at you — you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from our experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest enterprises.

What You'll Learn

The class will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll have the chance to try new facilitation approaches in a safe space. We won’t just talk at you — you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from our experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest enterprises.

How You'll Learn

Manage difficult people Juggle the multiple roles you have to play Lead group synthesis of complex data Approach group work mindfully Transform your workshop planning using a narrative framework

Agenda

Deep Work Session 1

Advanced Fundamentals

Deep Work Session 2

Visual Synthesis

Deep Work Session 3

Addressing Dysfunction

Deep Work Session 4

Meeting Systems

Who Should Attend

Scrum Master

Business Owners

Team Leaders

Meeting Faciltators

Strategy Consultants

Negotiators

Managers

Design Thinkers

Key Takeaways

Manage difficult people

Juggle the multiple roles you have to play

Lead group synthesis of complex data

Approach group work mindfully

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Douglas Ferguson

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops. Prior to Voltage Control, Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and human-centered design principles. While CTO at Twyla, Douglas worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now brings this experience and process to companies everywhere. Douglas is active in the Austin startup community where he serves on the board of several non-profits, mentors startups, and advises early-stage ventures. Douglas spends his free time patching up modular synthesizers, playing guitar, and taking photographs. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Daniel Stillman

Daniel designs conversations for a living. An independent design facilitator and coach, he works with teams and organizations to frame and sustain productive and collaborative conversations. He’s worked with clients of all shapes and sizes on product, service and organizational innovation. He hosts The Conversation Factory podcast and is the author of the upcoming book, “How Conversations Work” a handbook for changemakers and innovators.

What People Are Saying

"As a venture-backed direct-to-consumer company, what we learn through customer experience directly evolves who we are growing into for current and new customers. As we mature to more retail presence in an unprecedented time of disruption and opportunity, every team member must be empowered with the vulnerability to iterate and actively listen for how to be present. Design thinking and facilitation taught by Voltage Control punctuates that kind of learning perfectly."

Siya M.

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Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third party publication. Please contact our events manager, Tara, if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

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