At RED Wisdom, our emphasis is bringing forth Zen like clarity and simplicity in all our programs and engagement with our clients.
What is Facilitation?
The act of making something easier.
In group work, the facilitator works with a group of people to help them have a conversation, come to agreement, or plan for the future.
In general, the facilitator acts as a trusted and neutral outside voice, making decisions about the process the group goes through but allowing the group to focus on and control the content of the discussion. The facilitator is a gentle guide, making it easier for the group to have that discussion.
At Red Wisdom, we specialize in facilitating Group Dialogue Process that leads to healthy group decision-making as well as group feedback process.
We have been highly appreciated by our customers for some of the crucial theme based facilitation labs that led to effective resolution of group conflicts as well as managing change in difficult times.
Our facilitation labs have been designed to:
o include all members of the team in the decision making process
o work on maximizing the engagement and commitment of all members
o ensure that everyone understands the common goal and vision
o create a ‘team spirit’ that not fleeting, but one that lasts
o bring everyone on the same page
o create sustainable plans
Contact us for helping you design a customized facilitative leadership lab.
RED Wisdom offers the following corporate programs:
A. Leadership Labs
Duration: 2 to 4 days
Customised interventions for Senior Leadership and Middle Leadership layers of organization.
B. Building A Leader’s Presence
Duration: 1 day
This lab focuses on working on the presence that a leader brings forth while communicating his team members, fellow leaders and customers.
C. The art of Peaceful Warriors
Duration: 2 days
Negotiating Win-Win deals. This lab is designed for those who have to sustain the pressures of deals which can make or break fortunes at times.
D. Resolving and Facilitating Live Conflicts
Duration: 2 to 4 days
This is a niche area of work that we love to do. These are 2 to 3 day dialogue labs where Senior Management teams from both warring factions sit together and work through win-win partnership.
E. ZEN Mindfulness Retreats
Duration: 2 to 4 days
These retreats are designed to inspire you to approach your life as an ever unfolding mystery and also gives you tools to design your life around your highest values.
This is ideal for people who are looking to give more meaning to their lives or those who feel they have come to a place in life where not much is left to achieve, and would like to devise a way forward to something rewarding and impactful.
Facilitation Framework Backbone
Our method behind our successful and even magical delivery:
- Systemic (not systematic) Understanding of the Issue
- Process Thinking (Studying process definitions & process purposes impacting or creating the issue
- Subtle and implicit Paradigms involved, which are at the heart of the issue
- Pause (this gives us strength to hold on and not jump to a reactionary quick fix, we successfully pass it on to participants)
- Experiential Processes (This enables participants to see and feel the impact of their innocent, well meaning unconscious actions and thinking which is resulting in the core issue at hand)
- Appreciative Inquiry (To dig for the goodness that lies below huge debris of contradictory data and group experience)
Some Facilitation Definitions
“Facilitator: one who contributes structure and process to interactions so groups are able the function effectively and make high quality decisions. A helper and enabler whose goal is to support others as they achieve exceptional performance.”
“A Facilitator is an individual who enables groups and organisations to work more effectively; to collaborate and achieve synergy. She or he is a ‘content neutral’ party who by not taking sides or expressing or advocating a point of view during the meeting, can advocate for fair, open and inclusive procedures to accomplish the group’s work. A facilitator can also be a learning or dialogue guide to assist a group in thinking deeply about its assumptions, beliefs and values and about its systemic processes and context.”
— Sam Kaner et al, Facilitator’s guide to Participatory Decision Making