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ToP Meetings That Work training - London

Martin Gilbraith

Monday, 18 September 2017 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 17:30 (BST)

ToP Meetings That Work training - London

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full rate for private & public sector organisations
Approx €695 (Apr 2017)
17 Sep 2017 £585.00 £0.00
Discounted rate for voluntary organisations & independent professionals
approx €445 (Apr 2017)
17 Sep 2017 £375.00 £0.00
Early-bird rate for private & public sector organisations
Approx €625 (Apr 2017)
Ended £525.00 £0.00
Early-bird rate for for voluntary organisations & independent professionals
Approx €395 (Apr 2017)
Ended £335.00 £0.00

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Practical tools to design and lead effective meetings – 2 days

Group Facilitation Methods, Sep 2015 in London

“I came away with increased knowledge and skills in architecting and planning better meetings. The course also provided me with useful frameworks and tools to be able to engage clients more proactively in planning as well as to improve participation and outcomes. The learning experience was a good mix of theory, sharing of real-life experiences and hands-on application”

Heather Worosz, MBA, MSLS & CPCC, Executive Coach & Consultant

This course is scheduled in partnership with ICA Associates Inc. of Canada and ICA:UK, the participation & development charity.  I shall be joined by Bill Staples of ICA Associates as guest trainer. 

ICA AssociatesBill Staples is one of the founders of ICA's Technology of Participation, a principal partner of ICA Associates Inc. of Canada, and one of the designers of Meetings That Work. Bill is happy to bring Meetings That Work to London for the first time (and Brussels on 14-15 September), and will make the course come alive will illustrations from many fields.

Bill has worked around the world with many organization and is well known in the field of facilitation. He is the author of “Transformational Strategy: Facilitating ToP Participatory Planning, and is the publishing editor of the IAF Journal Group Facilitation. Bill is also a founding member of IAF, and was among the first facilitators to be inducted into the IAF Hall of Fame.

 

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone who leads or attends lots of meetings, and all those who want to lead meetings with a clear purpose and great outcomes - including team leaders and managers within organisations, those working with Boards, management teams, partnerships and external stakeholders, youth and community workers and independent facilitators.

The course has no pre-requisite, and is recommended to newcomers to facilitation.

This course and Group Facilitation Methods (immediately following on 20-21 September with ICA:UK) are two of three modules of the ICA Associates Professional Facilitator Program endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators for those preparing to become an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). This course alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.


Questions this course answers

“How can I turn meetings into “events” that people want to attend? How can I increase participation, and get the best input and results from everyone?  How can I increase commitment to action, and handle difficult or controversial items?


What you will gain

This course will provide you with tips, templates and practical tools from professional facilitators that will enable you to get more from meetings than you ever thought possible.

Design and run great meetings:
  • Create engaging agendas
  • Construct meaningful processes
  • Increase group participation and productivity
  • Make group decision making more effective
Create a Participatory Environment:
  • Use diversity to make everything interesting
  • Deal with difficult situations
  • Get the very best results
  • Develop teamwork and follow-through
Gain Confidence as a Facilitative Leader:
  • Learn best practice tools and techniques
  • Enhance meaningful participation
  • Communicate more effectively in groups


What is included

How to plan, prepare for and facilitate productive meetings with best professional tools and approaches available:

  • Dialogue approach
  • Ladder of participation
  • Effective flipcharting
  • Product oriented agenda design

How to play the role of meeting facilitator more effectively, and get results that generate confidence and motivation in the whole team:

  • Process and its elements
  • Tips for effective communication
  • Event design and orchestration
  • STEPS model

Throughout the course there are valuable tools, contexts and guidelines that will deepen your capacities as a leader, facilitator and coach:

  • 72 facilitation tools
  • Seven intelligences
  • Working with difficult behaviours.

Download the ICA Associates course brochure (pdf)

 

What your fee includes

Your fee includes a comprehensive facilitator's manual and one hour's free telephone coaching after the course. Also included are refreshments and lunches during the course, but not accommodation. 

 

For further details

Please contact me with any questions or for further details – including how to commission a tailored course for your group and availability of scheduled public courses, in the UK and worldwide. See also ToP facilitation training at your place – and free places for you!


Transfers and Cancellations policy

Course cancellation – with 10 days’ notice. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel any course with no less than 10 working days’ notice, without liability for any consequential or indirect loss. In this case, we will let you know by email and refund your booking with no charge.

Booking cancellation – with over 30 days’ notice. If you let us know by email more than 30 working days before your course, then we can refund your booking less an administration charge of 10% of the course fee.

Booking cancellation – with 30 days’ notice or less. Unless you let us know by email more than 30 working days before your course, we regret that we cannot cancel your booking. In this case the full fee for the course will remain payable and no refund will be made.  Also if for any reason you fail to attend a course that you have booked, the full fee for the course will remain payable and no refund will be made. We are, however, happy to transfer your booking to an alternative participant to attend the course that you have booked in your place. Please let us know as early as you can if you will be unable to attend, and if another delegate will attend instead.

Full payment must be received more than 30 working days before a course to guarantee your place.

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Regent's Wharf
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL London
United Kingdom

Monday, 18 September 2017 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 17:30 (BST)


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Martin Gilbraith

Martin Gilbraith is an independent facilitator, trainer and consultant based in London, UK.  He is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) of the International Association of Facilitators, and former IAF Chair and IAF Europe Director. He is an ICA Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF), an Associate and former Chief Executive of ICA:UK and former President of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI). He has been facilitating and training, specialising in ICA’s ToP facilitation methodology, since 1986.

 

Martin's LinkedIn recommendations include:

 

“I joined Martin for Group Facilitation Methods training in Brussels, 2 days packed with tips, tricks and hands-on exercises. It was great experience and, though I work as a facilitator with my clients, it gave me a boost to do more, using the ToP methods. I would really recommend anyone who has done facilitation, but need a refresher or inspiration, to join one of Martin’s sessions. He is inspiring, he checks with attendees that they are OK, and he follows up afterwards.” - Michael Nord, Principal, Facilitator, Strategist & Networker – April 26, 2016

 

“Martin trained the Chairs of the CENTR Working Groups on facilitation. The training was tailored to the needs of the trainees and was an excellent opportunity for our Chairs to explore the role of a facilitator and their own role(s) as Chairs. It provided them with valuable tools and techniques to make agenda-setting more efficient and meeting facilitation more effective – some have already been able to successfully implement what they learned. It was a pleasure to observe Martin lead the Chairs through a lot of content in a very light and involving way. I would recommend Martin to anyone who is looking for an engaged trainer and thorough listener.”Nina Elzer, Policy Advisor at CENTR – February 16, 2016

 

“Meetings are a key part of what we do. As a diverse, transnational, multilingual membership network, successful meetings are key to our internal and external successes. Many of our staff mentioned Martin’s training as a highlight in their end of year reviews – several said it was the most useful training they had ever attended, and there was a clear consensus that we should work with him again.”Eve Geddie, Deputy Director at Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) – February 1, 2016

 

“Martin is a very inspiring trainer, he is very skilled and knows how to facilitate facilitators in a structured and insightful way. I have been able to succesfully use his personal advice and facilitation techniques straight away!”Miriam Elst, Facilitator Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Lead UX researcher & strategist, Service designer – January 29, 2016

 

“Martin is a continuous source of inspiration for me. As a facilitator I really like the way he leads the group, and his ability to foster participation, sustain group discussion and achieve useful outcomes. As a consultant and trainer I’m always curious to see how he market his courses and services, how he designs his training and how he uses social media. As a colleague I appreciate a lot the work he does for the facilitators community, and his ability to create opportunities of peer learning and best practice sharing among facilitators.”Gerardo de Luzenberger, Facilitator and trainer – January 28, 2016

 

“I went on a Group Facilitation Methods course run by Martin and found it really helpful. Martin established a really good group learning process and displayed mastery of his subject. I am very glad I went on it and very glad he ran it!”  - Mike Pounsford, Employee engagement, communication and change specialist – February 7, 2015

 

For a case study of virtual facilitation with the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) see How engaging can a large facilitated online session be? 

 

For more on my work, and what others have to say about it, please see how I work, who I work with and recommendations & case studies – or view my profile and connect with me on LinkedIn.

 

Martin Gilbraith Associates Ltd. is a UK registered company #08583435.

 

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