Are you expecting a headache?
Have you ever decided to have a strategy day with your team and then ended up spending so much time on things like finding a venue; deciding on activities; and getting materials together; - never mind the facilitation of it all - that you just wish you'd never started?
I take away all the painful bits and leave you able to fully participate on the day, knowing that someone else has everything covered.
I've been providing facilitation sessions just like that to a number of groups (ranging from groups of 8 to 150) since 2011; initially for 'visioning' workshops, and now more broadly into strategic development.
Fully participate alongside your team.
These workshops enable you to fully participate alongside your team without having to design content and drive activities during the day. We usually spend a couple of hours together a few weeks beforehand to co-create the session, define the key outcomes and all the little details that will make it as engaging as possible without you having to worry on the day.
You'll take away electronic copies of all outputs (and there's usually lots and lots of paper, flip-chart etc generated!) and, if you want, you can videos of key parts of the day. If a strong graphic is one of your desired outcomes from a visioning session, I have experience of working with professional illustrators to create something that you can print, use on desktops etc.
I use a variety of tools and techniques, such as 'Liberating Structures' and World-Cafe; which lead to high levels of engagement, and usually lots of fun and laughter.
Contact me today to talk about your next away-day, and reduce the pain of getting it all organised.
Kept the session involving very senior staff on track, and productive.
Jonathan came recommended to me and from my first contact I could see why. He took the time to listen and understand what we were trying to achieve, before making some useful suggestions, from overall vision and structure, to the finer details of the away-day, to ensure everything went smoothly. The tools and techniques Jonathan employed, together with his positive personal manner, kept the session involving very senior staff on track, and productive. I expect we will engage Jonathan again in the future and I've already recommended him to my colleagues.