Unlocking Career Success: Introduction to Facilitation

Facilitator: Erik Skogsberg

Discover the key to successful collaborative leadership by stepping into the facilitation universe with Voltage Control. It’s what Forbes is calling “the best-kept leadership secret”. During our introductory workshop, explore the five qualities of effective facilitation and how they can improve collaboration, resolve conflicts, and design optimal experiences to help companies and teams thrive. You’ll learn some fundamental tools and techniques for beginning to improve your approach to collaborative leadership and identify key next steps in your growth.

During this FREE, virtual workshop, you will:
  • Learn what facilitation is and its connection to collaborative leadership
  • Explore how facilitation skills ignite career growth and leadership success
  • Practice fundamental facilitation frameworks to enhance team participation, stakeholder alignment, and decision-making
  • Draft a plan for your facilitation and collaborative leadership growth


January 30, 2024


2pm - 3:30pm CT​


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What to expect

What to Expect

This 90-minute, interactive workshop is an opportunity to learn in a safe, judgment-free zone from experts and peers alike through a combination of lectures and hands-on practice. This session is hosted on Zoom. You’ll need a computer or laptop with a strong internet connection. We ask attendees to be prepared to actively participate with video and audio to get the most out of this class.

What You'll Learn

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of facilitation and how it drives collaborative leadership. You will learn effective facilitation techniques and have the opportunity to practice with peers.

How You'll Learn

The Introduction to Facilitation workshop is a 90-minute, interactive class. You will learn through a combination of instructor lectures and hands-on activities that allow beginners to practice in a safe space.



Meet the instructor and fellow attendees in the room

Intro to Facilitation Lecture

The instructor will give a brief talk on the power of facilitation and effective techniques in the workplace

Hands-On Practice

Practice a facilitation method in a live breakout session with fellow attendees

Next Steps

Plan your facilitation and collaborative leadership growth

Who Should Attend

New & Experienced Managers

Who want to understand how facilitation skills can enhance their career and team’s collaboration

Product & Project Managers

Who want to steer stakeholders to the best outcomes

Chiefs of Staff

Who want to align and support initiatives across departments

Teachers & Trainers

Who want to design the most impactful learning

Key Takeaways

Learn what facilitation is and its connection to collaborative leadership

Explore how facilitation skills ignite career growth and leadership success

Practice fundamental facilitation techniques to drive impact

Draft a plan for your facilitation and collaborative leadership growth

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Erik Skogsberg

Erik believes that a deep empathy and caring, rooted in human-centered design, systems thinking, and futures thinking best supports partners in finding their solutions. Erik is passionate about supporting clients imagining innovative approaches to complex organizational challenges.

Trained as an educator, designer, researcher, and change agent, he brings significant teaching, design, mentoring, professional learning and development, organizational change, and research experiences from across secondary, higher education, non-profit, and industry contexts. Whether working with individuals, teams, or organizations, he helps people design lasting growth and innovation. Prior to working with Voltage Control, he co-founded Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, an internal design consultancy focused on learning experience design, innovation, and organizational transformation.

He earned his B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from Brown University, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education.
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"I always enjoy the opportunity to network with other facilitators in the Facilitation Lab. I've gained so much knowledge from other attendees' insights & experiences each and every week in our community."


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