2020 January Chapter Meeting
Michael Wilkinson will present at January 28, 2020 Chapter Meeting.
Take a Facilitative Approach: The Secret Formula for Business Analysts and Project Managers
Michael Wilkinson, CMF
Every business analyst and project manager needs to know about establishing ground rules, using the appropriate tools, and maintaining a safe environment during meetings. But are there a set of skills that seem to distinguish the best from the rest?
We say, “Yes!” At Leadership Strategies, we have had the opportunity to train more than 27,000 people in facilitation skills through our flagship course The Effective Facilitator. While some attendees were beginners, most were somewhat experienced, and many were very experienced. It is through working with this wide variation in proficiency that we have identified what we believe are the seven key facilitation skills that separate the great business analysts and project managers from the good ones.
Join us as Michael Wilkinson shares the “Seven Separators” and covers techniques you can begin using immediately to improve your facilitation skills.
Michael Wilkinson is the CEO and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc. - a leadership training and strategy consulting firm specializing in group facilitation. He is considered a national leader in the facilitation industry and is the author of bestseller The Secrets of Facilitation, The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy, and CLICK: The Virtual Meetings Book. He is a board member of the International Institute for Facilitation and founder of the FindaFacilitator.com database. He is one of the first five Certified Master Facilitators in North America and was named Facilitator of the Year by the Southeast Association of Facilitators in 2003.
Active in both the private and public sectors, he has provided leadership training and strategy development assistance to such diverse organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, Unisys, EPA, CDC, KPMG Peat Marwick, and the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Wilkinson is a much sought after facilitator, trainer and speaker, both in the U.S. and around the globe. He has completed international assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Singapore, Sydney and Wellington.
Prior to Leadership Strategies, Mr. Wilkinson spent six years with ADP and eight years in the information technology practice of Ernst & Young's Management Consulting Group. He is a High Honors graduate from Dartmouth and resides in Atlanta.
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