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NEW!!! Group Process Facilitation SIG

  • 03 Apr 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • GSD&M, 828 West Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78703 (just east of Lamar Blvd.), Alpha Room, 2nd Floor
  • 6


  • FREE

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Based on the core competencies identified by the International Association of Facilitators, this 4-part pilot Special Interest Group will leverage participant's facilitation wisdom and that of SIG moderator Lynda Baker to highlight a different set of tools and techniques at each session.

Meet new and experienced facilitators and get inspiration and ideas for your next facilitation challenge. Whether you are facilitating once-in-a-while or a once-a-week meeting, a half day workshop or a full day retreat - this special series will increase your facilitation knowledge, address facilitation challenges and develop skills to be a competent group process facilitator! 

Participants will become familiar with facilitator core competencies as defined by the International Association of Facilitators, identify best practices and explore how colleagues are using facilitation tools and techniques. 

Attend one or all sessions. In this session we will explore answers to the questions, what are best practices for:

  • selecting clear methods and processes that foster inclusive participation
  • engaging the participation of those with varied learning or thinking styles?
  • preparing time and space to support group process?

About the Speaker

Lynda Baker, president and founder of MeetingSolution, is a leader in the field of group process consultation and values-based meeting facilitation. She has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), as a past president of the Austin, Texas chapter of the Association for Talent Development and on the regional board of the Southwest Facilitators Network. 

Her co-authored chapter on facilitator competencies appears in the landmark publication, IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation, (Jossey-Bass, 2005). She also served on the editorial board of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, published by IAF. Soon after becoming Certified as a Professional Facilitator (CPF) by IAF she began serving as an assessor for their certification program and she continues to serve in that role today.

Certified as a Technology of Participation (ToP™) facilitator, a mentor trainer in the ToP™ methodology and an assessor for the Institute for Cultural Affairs certification program, she is particularly adept at engaging and managing high levels of participation and achieving actionable results. She specializes in using graphic templates and in facilitating participatory strategic planning.

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