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TeleSeminar: Working Solo With Large Groups -- Strategies And Games For the Solo Leader

Large_groupImagine working with a large group all by yourself.

For me the first time my knees shook at the thought of working solo with a large group was when the number reached 30 people.  That may seem small for some but read on because it gets bigger.

This particular group of 30 people was from an insurance company and I was the only facilitator for a day of teambuilding.  I don’t know why I said yes to this but I did.  I was absolutely stressed because prior to this, the largest group I had worked with solo was 15 people.

30 people seemed like a HUGE group.  And I did it!

I learned lots including new ways to plan and activities that worked and a few that didn’t.

And then one day I said yes to working solo with a group of 45 people.

Eventually I felt comfortable saying yes to working solo with a group of 150 people. Have you ever been face to face with a 150 pairs of eyes looking at you to deliver bang up results for whatever topic. Can you imagine doing so successfully as opposed to using "just think of them in their underwear" tricks?

The fact is it can be easy and incredibly powerful to lead the energy of a large group.

I now lead activities with entire rooms full of people.

Each time I was scared.  And most importantly, each time I stretched and learned. 

Do you work with large groups (or plan to)?  In this TeleSeminar (recorded live on Sept. 27, 2006) I'll share the three most important lessons I’ve learned about working with large groups.  Lessons I’ve learned the hard way so you don’t have to.  I’m also going to share 3 fun teambuilding games that work great with large groups, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

The class notes for this program include the following:

  • Three program designs I created for large groups I worked with.
    • 480 employees from financial services (4 one-hour programs in one day)
    • 100 managers from a retail store chain (one day for 6 hours)
    • 124 new hires (recent college grads) for a bank (one day)
  • A recording from 2004 of a TeleSeminar entitled "Managing The Energy of a Large Group"
     

Registration Fee: $79

NOTICE:  Access to the recording and class notes for this program are only available to members of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.  Become a member and get instant access to this resource and much more!  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Comments

Relly Nadler, Psy.D.

Tom: This is a great topic and often more people mean more staff which can cut into profitability. I won't be on the call because I will be with clients. I will listen to it and glad you are offering that option. Thanks, Relly

kathy reed

Tom, what a great call - thank you! Would love a follow-up call to explore more games, grouping and debrief techniques for large teams! Thanks for sharing expertise on large team building!
kathy reed

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