The Art of Facilitating
From an agile implementation perspective, emphasizing the art of facilitation is an incredibly powerful tool for creating a culture of collaboration, and then leveraging that culture as a springboard to organizational transformation. With strong facilitators at the gateway between business and IT, within IT delivery teams, and at key intersection points within an organization, the challenges to achieving organizational agility diminish. Strong facilitators bring forth the wisdom of teams and provide a container for self-organization. Facilitation is the cornerstone of servant leadership.
Outline/structure of the Session
The workshop will be a facilitated session, modeling a variety of group facilitation techniques. It will start using a technique called “simultaneous surveys” to get an idea of the group’s baseline definitions of facilitation, empowerment, and organizational agility. After 5 minutes of processing the outputs, participants will then engage in a modified “World Café” style exercise and use brainwriting to provide input on topics related to facilitating individual and team empowerment. This activity session close with a large group wrap-up, identifying key takeaways and open questions.
The remaining time will be used to present key facilitation concepts and illustrate the synergy between facilitation and empowered agile teams / organizations.
Through this workshop, participants will learn the various facilitation techniques related to individual and team empowerment.
Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, project managers, program managers, product owners