Collaborative Facilitation Training

 

In today’s fast-paced business climate, collaboration is critical to organizational success but challenging at the same time.

Diverging cultures, teams with different perspectives, and decision-making patterns are just a few challenges faced by organizations seeking to evolve their business.

These challenges make traditional facilitation techniques increasingly ineffective.

WaveChanger is a non-traditional system of facilitation based on a methodology called Results-Based-Conversations (RbC).

WaveChanger is more than just meeting facilitation.

 

Result-based Conversations is a process of collaboration that brings together multiple parties to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.

WaveChanger Focuses on these Primary Pillars

Design + Process


Unlike ‘in the moment’ facilitation techniques, WaveChanger facilitation starts well ahead of the meeting date with key stakeholders defining the work and crafting clear objectives.

During the facilitation meeting, the WaveChanger process provides a proven method of engaging participants, inspiring collaborative innovation, and developing effective solutions.

Provides a proven methodology for achieving results

Empowers facilitator with confidence and skills

Reduces facilitator stress and redundant prep work

Works in any situation, even complex and urgent settings

Scalable throughout organization

Does not require facilitators to have specific subject matter knowledge or personality

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Internal Wisdom

 

 The Answer is in the Room.

WaveChanger isn’t about imposing outside viewpoints. It’s about having the right participants in the room to get the right answers.  Having stakeholders from all levels invites valuable insights from those closest to the challenges and creates ‘the answer is in the room’ environment.

Collaboration = Results

 

People own what they create.

WaveChanger promotes appreciation of diverse thoughts, reduces barriers, builds trust, and nurtures buy-in at all levels.  The result?

Better decisions, quicker approval process, and accelerated implementation of agreed-upon solutions.

WaveChanger is Different!

It is said that almost two-thirds of organizational change initiatives fail, mainly due to employee resistance.   WaveChanger collaborative facilitation goes beyond traditional facilitation to get at the heart of this common challenge.

Here are a few key differences:

 

The WaveChanger Approach

WaveChanger facilitation training is a unique, non-traditional method of facilitation designed for highly effective group collaboration. WaveChanger does not rely on techniques, but rather on a proven process and principle-based methodology. 

Methodology
WaveChanger is a principle-based method called Results-Based Conversations (RbC). The RbC training approach is designed around three key concepts.

Instruct

First, students receive instruction on WaveChanger and RbC information including key principles and models.  This is often provided through our online Video Library.

Imitate

Second, students will imitate, in the classroom, what they have learned to ensure understanding of critical information, as well as provide a safe and encouraging environment to practice their new skills.  Our focus is on helping students use the new skills they are learning.

Innovate

Third, students hone their skills even further through exploration and innovating best practices and application to their unique situations and environments.  Every student is encouraged to customize the RbC skills for the greatest effectiveness in their environment.

Process
The WaveChanger RbC process is based involves two key phases that set the facilitator and meeting up for success.

Prior to the scheduled facilitated meeting, a design team is formed consisting of key stakeholders and sponsors.

The design team is tasked with articulating clear objectives and defining the work to be done during facilitation sessions.

A Design Document is created which ensures that conversations and work done during the session will accomplish the goals set by the sponsors.

During the sessions, the facilitator utilizes the Design Document and RbC methodology to guide the entire process.

This unique two-phased approach and process are the keys to WaveChanger’s success in achieving high levels of collaborative contribution – and accelerated results for the organization.

 

 

What can you do today with WaveChanger?

Create specific action plans for driving change across business units

Align diverse groups and viewpoints around a common goal

Identify top opportunities to increase performance

Increase internal capability for ongoing innovation & problem solving

Accelerate results of current change initiatives

Increase internal capability for ongoing innovation & problem solving