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Getting More From Pre-Facilitation Interviews
January 27th, 8:30am - 12 pm
GAO Office, Washington, DC
Making assumptions prior to your facilitation engagement is dangerous. Stakeholder interviews provide necessary insights into the team or participants that we facilitate. Additionally, stakeholder interviews allow us to understand relationships, workflow, challenges, and attitudes in ways that can't be attained from independent research.
This workshop focuses the power of interviews prior to your facilitation engagement. We will explore the practical intent of interviews (to gain valuable information in the design and outcome of your facilitation engagement) and the strategic intent (purpose, designing, scheduling, and the debrief with key stakeholders after the facilitation engagement).
Participants will work together constructing great questions and practice asking them.
Understand the short and long term impact of stakeholder interviews.
Practice constructing and delivery great question.
Leave with a list of our favorite questions and their intent.
Learn new ways to grow their relationship and business with their clients.
About Tom Pickett
Tom Pickett, Senior Associate, is an executive leadership coach and consultant. Tom’s focus is to help clients develop and manage strategic, cultural, and structural changes within their organizations. He partners with clients to provide personalized processes and support materials that help turn goals into reality. Tom specializes in helping organizations grow and maintain a competitive advantage by developing and more effectively utilizing the talents, aptitudes, and abilities of the people in their organizations.
Tom lives in Centreville, Virginia, in the Washington, DC metro area. His corporate career spans companies such as Compaq Computers and Sun Microsystems. Tom’s purpose is to model supportiveness and bring the potential out of everyone with whom he engages.