Facilitative Leadership

Date01/17/2018   |   Time9:30 am - 12:30 pm  

Huntington Bank Room Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
325 Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604
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Contact: Toni Shoola, Associate Director
Phone: 419-241-9513
Email: toni@c4npr.org

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This workshop is eligible for 3 hours in the Leadership and Human Resources Track of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Approval Pending for 3.0 CFRE credits.

Workshop description: 
Facilitation is an essential leadership competency. Facilitative leaders take a step back and nurture collaboration, capacity, and commitment with employees, colleagues, and stakeholders. With effective facilitation, groups can work together to assess a situation, analyze information, create a plan, and make group decisions that stick. The results of facilitative leadership are engaged participants, stronger teams, and efficient collaboration. In this workshop we explore the qualities, values, and benefits of facilitative leadership. 

Participants will learn techniques for facilitating meetings that are designed to activate the power of the group: including the focused conversation method of facilitating group discussion and decision-making and the carousel method of synthesizing ideas. Throughout, we will discuss common barriers to facilitative leadership and how to overcome them. Participants will leave with instructions and further resources for each of the techniques presented.

Target Audience:
This workshop requires no previous knowledge. It is ideal for any staff member with leadership responsibilities at the organization or program level. This workshop is also beneficial for board members to attend and we encourage board and staff members from an organization to attend together.

Presenter's Bio:
Al Onkka is a principal consultant at Aurora Consulting, a Minnesota-based firm serving nonprofits. He works at the leadership level to help nonprofits plan for the future and evaluate their impact. Al has worked in the field of evaluation, promoting data-based decision-making and organizational learning, since 2009. He is inquisitive, analytical, good at connecting ideas, practical, and affable.

Al earned his master’s degree in Evaluation Studies from UMN’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. He recently served on the board of the Minnesota Evaluation Association and chaired the board of Rainbow Rumpus, a Minneapolis literary nonprofit.

Event Logistics:

  • Workshop registration starts at 9:15 am.
  • The cost of the workshop does not include lunch.
  • A map of lunch options will be provided in an email sent to you prior to the workshop.
  • Workshop slides will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • Morning coffee will be provided.
  • Water will be provided throughout the day.

  For those of you who would like to pair this workshop with a solid understanding of strategic planning, click here to learn more about another workshop offered by Al and The Center!

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