Presentation on theme: "Engaged Leadership Session 2 Facilitation Community Visioning 2010 We will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m."— Presentation transcript:
Engaged Leadership Session 2 Facilitation Community Visioning 2010 We will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Guess Who I Am? Share something about yourself--that you dont think people would guess about you. Shhhh…its a secret Write it down on the paper provided. Fold the paper and place it in the center of the table.
Todays Agenda Guess who I am activity House Keeping--Bin Items, misc. Facilitation –Group activity--Debrief Community Visioning/Action Planning –Group Activity--Debrief End: Next Session Board Ethics, OML
Facilitation Term used frequently, often misunderstood. Strong parallel between facilitation and leadership. What does Facilitate mean?
Facilitate Defined: To make easy or more convenient. To provide leadership without taking control or without directing the outcome How do you interpret this definition as it relates to your work in the community?
What does a facilitator do? They provide structure and offer (suggest) group process techniques to help the group function effectively. They enable to group to achieve performance and meet their tasks.
Skills of a facilitator:
Facilitator VS. Facilitative Leader Usually neutral third party. Outside the group Encourage participation of all members Help the group to reach its goals/tasks. Process expert. Part of the group. Not control or dictate outcomes--lead without control. Encourage participation. Genuinely listens to all opinions. Seeks to understand opinions different than their own.
Can board members be facilitative leaders? HOW?
Facilitation Activity Break into two groups. Select a facilitator for each group. Pick a random card. Facilitator read through the process. Allow group to choose which question to answer (questions to follow). If group dislikes selected questions, develop a question among the group. Each group has 20 minutes to answer the question and complete the process.
Questions: 1.How can we solicit more public comments and recommendations into our board meetings? 2.How can we structure and run more effective board meetings? 3.What do we care about (value) most in our community?
Facilitation tools and techniques modeled in class
Can a chair also be a facilitator? Two distinct management styles. Each style has a role in the meeting. What is the Role of the Chair and the Role of the Facilitator?
Chairing VS Facilitating Review past minutesIncrease participation Exchange informationShift ownership (empower) Hear members report back Influence decisions Get members to provide input/make decisions Use tools and techs. Discuss next stepsGet members to create action plan
Chairing and Facilitating Chair is more task focused and controlling. Keeps order, maintains objectives/tasks for accomplishment. Facilitator is focused on process and participation. Facilitation is a tool for empowering members Page 115 in Facilitation booklet
Leader vs Manager Produce adaptive and constructive change Guide Direction Build Teams/Coalitions Motivate and Inspire Produce order and consistency to org. Planning and budgeting Organizing and Staffing Controlling and Problem Solving
Amazing Massie 1.Would you consider Massie a leader in her community? What were some things Massie did as a leader? 2.What does Massie teach us about being a community leader? 3.Did Massie have a vision? What was it? 4.What were some things Massie did to show her passion? 5.How could Massie of been more effective?
Community Visioning Vision--an idea or image about the future, a strong desire or wish. Vision-- a state of mind, a force that motivates a leader to take action. Vision--a process to inspire and include various sectors of the community.
Vision with Action Planning
Vision without action is merely a dream Action without vision just passes time Vision with action can change the world.
Action Planning Lays out critical steps to move toward your vision. Who is involved, needs to be involved. What resources are needed or lacking. When tasks need to be completed (timeframe). How will tasks be completed, How do you know it is successful. Potential difficulties and how to deal with them.