Meetings are an indispensible part of the collaborative work business people perform in order to deliver on their mission, vision and strategy. Consequently, meetings need to be effective, efficient and productive in order for the organization to succeed.
When barriers (be they political or otherwise) exist that hinder the effectiveness of meetings, it is useful to retain the services of a neutral facilitator who contributes structure and process to the equation so groups are able to function proficiently to make high-quality decisions.
Group facilitation is a process in which a person:
- whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group
- is substantively neutral
- and has no substantive decision-making authority
diagnoses and intervenes to help a group improve how it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions, to increase the group’s effectiveness.
We employ The Skilled Facilitator model (Roger Schwarz & Associates, Inc.) which is a values-based, systematic approach to facilitation.
This approach is designed to help groups achieve the following outcomes:
- Increase the quality of decisions
- Increase commitment to decisions
- Reduce effective implementation time
- Improve working relationships
- Improve personal satisfaction in groups
- Increase organizational learning
Jeff possesses over 20 years of meeting facilitation experience and expertise in business and has facilitated hundreds of “solution workshops” where the goal was to bring together subject matter experts to devise recommended solutions to address critical business issues. He is certified through The Skilled Facilitator Program (Roger Schwarz & Associates, Inc.) .