Facilitation Lab: Kate Sassoon
The Decision Making Matrix: A Tool to Simplify Multi-faceted Decisions
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November 4, 2021
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What to expect
What to Expect
We offer opportunities for facilitators to gather in a safe judgement-free zone to learn from experts and one another. Our community offers many levels of engagement and exclusive resources for facilitators, whether you are a beginner or a Master Facilitator. Our weekly Facilitation Lab makes up 5 key segments: impromptu networking, our guest facilitator session activity, community critique, a weekly giveaway, & After Hours. Come & network with facilitators from around the globe and expand your facilitator toolbelt from each Lab experience!
What You'll Learn
As facilitators, we frequently hold space for group decision-making – especially when those decisions are complex enough to overwhelm or stall the participants. In this hands-on session, we will learn to use one of the core frameworks developed by Sassy Facilitation – the Decision Making Matrix. This tool helps participants break down a multi-faceted decision into bite-sized chunks, compare “facts” and “feelings” aspects of the decision on the same scale, and grounds them in an exploratory dialog process that will clarify their positions and priorities as a group. Come with your curiosity and case studies, and leave with a new tool in your facilitation toolbox!
How You'll Learn
The workshop will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll recognize, practice, and design your workshops based on key learning experience design principles. 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 in real-time from a master facilitator with tons of experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest institutions and enterprises.
Engage with everyone in the community during a quick round of introductions to network and begin our time together
Guest Facilitator Session
Experience the lead facilitator's activity & method to engage together as a community.
Rose, Thorn, Bud Critique
Share your feedback as a community and offer expressions of tangible takeaways to our lead facilitator.
Stay awhile & chat post-session about your experience in the Lab.
Who Should Attend
Team Managers & Leads
who want to learn more & benefit from the power of facilitation practice
who want to expand their facilitation skillset while gaining inspiration of new approaches
Experienced & New Facilitators
who want to level up their facilitation skills and enhance their facilitation tool belt
who want to gain feedback & uncover new resources with forward-thinking activities
The ability to neutrally identify complex, multi-faceted decisions for what they are
A new framework for breaking down those decisions into their constituent parts
A new framework for translating between quantitative and qualitative decision making criteria
Facilitation tools for skillfully weaving “facts” and “feelings” into a unified group decision making processes
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