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General Facilitation Services
When I am running a workshop to seek buy-in, and I have a vested interest in the outcome, I really should not be the facilitator...
When you try to combine the role of facilitator and contributor, the facilitator leaves the room. Other participants check out, either actively or passively. If you genuinely want to canvass and challenge the viewpoints of others, as well as contributing your own you should be in the audience. If you have already decided on the outcome, don't facilitate (pretending they have an input), present it using your authority. If you are genuinely want discussion and buy-in, use and independent facilitator to run the workshop, and you are free to contribute along with the other participants.
Using a professional and independent facilitator you will maximise the chance of getting a favourable outcome to your dilemma, whilst winning the buy-in of the other people you need on-board.
Preparation, briefing, logistical support, exercises, energisers, tools, and often skills refreshers to get your audience proactively focussed on reaching the best outcome for your organisation.
Depending on the scope it can be from 2 hours to 3 days. Can often take the form of Kick-off, Launch, Retreat or Team Build (See Makin' Movies). JHW can facilitate short sessions or your entire event.