Never underestimate the value of a good facilitator. Many organizations and law firms use Wolf Management Consultants (WMC) professional facilitators to make sure their meetings or retreats are productive, participants are fully engaged, and disagreements are managed effectively.
When would I use a WMC Professional Facilitator?
Strategic and business planning
Business process redesign and simplification
General meeting management, skill-development
Leadership and Executive Management meetings
Assessment of current team dynamics
Steering committee leadership
What functions do they perform?
Assists in the design of the planning or meeting process
Provides overall coordination and assists with selection of attendees
Coordinates and facilitates specific meetings
Assures that meeting objectives are achieved
Synthesizes information between or after meetings for presentation and documentation
Assists in developing a communication strategy for meeting outcomes
What is the WMC professional facilitator’s role during a meeting?
Stay on track
Give all group members an equal chance to participate
Be a process advocate
Provide a framework to help the group move through the process
Balance need for structure and need for open time
Deal with issues or problems in group dynamics; e.g. - Unresponsive group - Gripe sessions - Digressing group - Dominating individual - Conflict - Low creativity - Cynical attitudes
Most important, the WMC professional facilitator is unbiased. The facilitator will make sure your objectives are met while allowing the organization leader to become an equal member of the group. A good facilitator not only makes the meeting process better, but often more enjoyable for all the participants.
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