Facilitating a meeting involves more than just facilitating a meeting.
Need a professional facilitator in St. John’s, or anywhere else for that matter? From volunteer boards to executive teams to city councils, sometimes your key people need to come together to hash things out and set some clear direction. Differences need to be resolved and a consensus formed, so people can forge a united vision for what they can do together as a team. Those sessions can reinvigorate your entire organization, but taking the discussion from dissension to decision can be daunting.
A member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Lorne Pike has been a facilitator in St. John’s for all of the above groups, in healthcare, not-for-profit, business, and other circles. We put the time in beforehand to get a firm grip on the issues and potential areas of contention, and to establish guidelines for the sessions themselves. We then work with your team to give room for open discussion without letting things get overheated or off the topic, and then guide the talk toward a meaningful resolution. We can’t guarantee that every debate will end with a new sense of purpose and unity, but virtually all our facilitating and team-building sessions so far have ended up with exactly that.
The mind can’t absorb what the seat can’t endure.
Ever sat through a bad presentation? Awful, isn’t it? Ever looked into your audience’s eyes and realized that you’re the one giving a bad presentation? Awfuller. Awfullest. They really haven’t come up with a word yet for that one.
Whether you’re facilitating a training or education workshop, focus group, strategic planning process, or public meeting, it’s important to establish right from the first breath that the participants are in for a good session. Details must be covered. Planning is essential. Delivery is key. Follow-up is vital. Sentences are short.
Lorne Pike & Associates can either coach your delivery style and work with you to prepare a compelling presentation, or can handle the delivery of your sessions for you. Participants consistently rate Lorne’s presentation style in the range of 9.5 out of 10 or even higher, giving top marks for his preparation, quality of content, and friendly, humorous delivery. Information gets across and participants leave feeling energized and empowered.
If that’s the sort of training your team is seeking, we have good news: it’s the sort of training we deliver. And it can all start with your requesting a quote, sending an email, or calling one of the phone numbers on the left.