Everyone is in the room. It’s time to make a decision and run with it. You want buy-in from everyone. You want consensus.
But how do you know you’re truly building consensus?
After 20 minutes of discussion, the team leader summed up what he thought were the top three objectives on the table. He then asked the group if there was a consensus in adopting his stated objectives. Some people nodded, others remained silent but did not raise any concerns. Based on what the leader observed, he felt a consensus had been reached.
However, a week later he heard through the grapevine that a couple of his team members had serious reservations about the objectives and where the department will be focusing its future resources. One member even said “There’s no way I’m going to support this!”
The team leader was heard saying “Why the hell didn’t someone speak up when I asked if we had a consensus?”
You are the facilitator and you’ve been called in to help the team. What do you do?
On Wednesday August 2, 2006 at 11 am EST you can learn how my colleague Michael Goldman of FacilitationFirst.com uses a proven tool to help a team reach consensus. He will answer these questions:
- What makes consensus building difficult to attain?
- Why is consensus the preferred decision-making option on teams?
- What are the 3 key components of a consensus building process?
I’ll share one of my favorite teambuilding activities that helps teams EXPERIENCE what it takes to reach consensus in a conscious way. Come to this TeleSeminar with your computer connected to the internet and you can watch me lead this experiential learning exercise LIVE (in real time) with a couple of volunteers from the TeleSeminar audience!
The live team building activity I’m leading requires everyone to have access to the internet while they are on the call. If you come to the call without internet access you’ll just have to use your imagination during the 5 minutes I lead the activity.
Once you learn the activity, you’ll be able to lead it with a group over the phone (like I’m going to do) or you can lead it live at your next workshop.
includes a license to use BOTH the facilitation process and the
teambuilding game with the groups you directly serve.
At the end of the call we will provide all listeners with detailed written instructions on how to lead the team building game AND detailed written instructions on how to lead the facilitation process. \
This is an exciting collaboration between Michael and myself as we bring you the best of both worlds: teambuilding games and facilitation skills.
Here are the details:
Title of This Special TeleSeminar:
Teams In Trouble: Strategies for Consensus - - How To Avoid False Agreements
Time of the Call:
to you: $37
What You Get:
- 75 minute LIVE teleclass with experienced TeleSeminar leaders Michael Goldman and Tom Heck
- Clear and detailed notes on how to lead the teambuilding game - - your registration fee includes a license to use this teambuilding game with the groups you directly serve.
- Clear and detailed notes on how to lead the facilitation process - - your registration fee includes a license to use this facilitation process with the groups you directly serve.
- A recording of the TeleSeminar in mp3 format.
- 50% discount on Teams In Trouble Vol. 1 multimedia training CD
- Time with Michael and Tom during the Q&A session. This is your time to ask questions about how to apply the lesson with your team.
About The Presenters
Michael Goldman is the senior consultant and President of Facilitation First. With over twelve years in the field, Michael facilitates and designs interventions to meet the changing needs of his clients' business strategies. Michael enjoys long standing relationships with a diverse clientele ranging from financial institutions to First Nations. Among his areas of expertise, Michael has a passion for team interventions, guiding strategic planning sessions, and building internal capacity.
Tom Heck is the President & Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. Tom is a veteran of the team and leadership development field and has trained leaders and Teamwork Facilitators from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, and Australasia. The tools he’s developed (books, multimedia training CDs, teambuilding activities, audio programs, etc.) are used by facilitators, trainers and coaches to transform teams around the world. Through the IATF, Tom leads a team of subject matter experts (Visiting Faculty Members) who provide cutting edge strategies, tactics and tools for Teamwork Facilitators around the world.